Speaker: Eske Willerslev, Prince Philip Professor, University of Cambridge, Fellow, St. John’s College.
Results from ancient human genomic research are rewriting our human history. Since sequencing of the first ancient human genome in 2010, numerous human genomes from archaeological remains have been sequenced from across the world. In many instances, their analyses have proven a powerful tool for testing of hypotheses in archaeology, anthropology, history, ecology, and even medicine. In this popular talk, Professor Willerslev will provide an overview of how ancient human genomics have changed our understanding of the human past; from Europe and Asia to the Americas and Greenland.
The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research. And we have no plans to stop helping to build a better world.