Title:

Next generation sequencing of ancient DNA - challenges and opportunities

Speaker:

Torsten Günther, Dept. of Organismal Biology, UU

Abstract:

The possibility of obtaining next generation sequencing data from prehistoric populations and extinct species has opened a wide range of new opportunities for evolutionary and population genomics. I will review some of the most recent findings of using ancient DNA but also discuss some of the computational challenges for managing, processing and analyzing these datasets.