The paleogenomics revolution and our molecular past

4:00–5:30 pm
P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University
86/1, College Street Rd, Calcutta University, College Square, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073, India


Paleogenomics (or, DNA sequences from ancient specimen) has, over the past few years, provided valuable and direct insights into the prehistory of our species by shedding light on past populations, migrations, as well as disease evolution. Such studies are valuable in their contribution to several fields including population genetics, medical genetics, and anthropology and archaeology.

In discussing the above themes, Professor Maanasa Raghavan, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, in her talk will also touch upon the current underrepresentation of paleogenomic datasets in several regions of the world, including South Asia, and efforts being made by her group and her collaborators to address this gap.

This event is open to all.