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EMBO Young Investigator

Pontus Skoglund

Francis Crick Institute, London | United Kingdom

YIP 2022–2025

Ancient genomics and evolution in the human past

My group uses ancient DNA and proteins to study evolution in the human past. We study fine-scale evolution in human populations over the past few thousand years, the origin and evolution of domestic dogs, and the origin of our species, Homo sapiens. We also study ancient pathogen genomes to understand co-evolution with hosts. The research brings together archaeology, molecular biology, and computational population genomics.

Keywords: Ancient genomics / evolutionary genomics / population genetics / human evolution

Subject area(s): Genomic & Computational Biology | Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | Proteins & Biochemistry | Evolution & Ecology