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Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Lecture and ancient DNA facility inauguration

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Campus Aquae, room F

29 Via Cascinazza

27100 Pavia

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Cavalli-Sforza Lecture: "Human Origins from an Ancient DNA Perspective", by Prof. Svante Pääbo

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This lecture is in honor of Prof. Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (1922-2018) who graduated and taught at the University of Pavia and was a pioneer in using genetic information to trace human origins and patterns of migration.

(More on L. L. Cavalli-Sforza can be found here )

Professor Svante Pääbo is the director of the Department of Evolutionary Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.

He was one of the first to succeed in extracting DNA from archaeological material during the 80s and the 90s. Within the field of paleogenomics, his group sequenced and studied the genomes of Neanderthals and Denisovans, demonstrating that they admixed with modern humans. Moreover, in a recent study he and his collaborators described the offspring of a Neanderthal and a Denisovan who lived ~50,000 years ago.

(More on Prof. Svante Pääbo can be found here )

The Cavalli-Sforza Lecture also coincides with the inauguration of the ancient DNA Facility of the Department of Biology and Biotechnology "Lazzaro Spallanzani".

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29 Via Cascinazza

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