Of Neandertals, Denisovans, and Modern Humans
Sold Out
Of Neandertals, Denisovans, and Modern Humans

Of Neandertals, Denisovans, and Modern Humans

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Wisconsin Historical Society

Headquarters Auditorium

816 State Street

Madison, WI 53706

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

The UW–Madison Department of Biochemistry Invites You To Learn From Dr. Svante Pääbo

How much of your DNA comes from ancient humans? Where do you think humans originated and how did we spread across the globe? We invite you to hear Dr. Svante Pääbo explore these questions. Pääbo, known as one of the founders of paleogenetics, has spent years studying these questions and he’s coming to UW–Madison from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany to talk about his research.

Over the years Pääbo has worked on the difficult task of retrieving DNA from the remains of Neandertals, the closest evolutionary relative of present-day humans, who became extinct about 40,000 years ago. Learn more about his research by RSVP’ing to this public talk on Friday, Dec. 9! The talk is part of Biochemistry Colloquium’s International Steenbock Lectureship.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Seminar starts at 4 p.m.

A reception for attendees will follow.

Live audio streaming is available here for those unable to attend. Please note that the link supports a maximum of 100 listeners.

For more information about this talk see our web story here.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Wisconsin Historical Society

Headquarters Auditorium

816 State Street

Madison, WI 53706

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved