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Ancient DNA and Human History -Science Talk



Ancient DNA and Human History -Science Talk

The Italian Culture Institute and ISSNAF

- Italian Scientist & Scholars in North America Foundation -

are glad to invite you to:


May, 24 at 6pm

Italian Culture Institute 686 Park Avenue, NY


Recent technological advances made it possible for geneticists to recover small DNA fragments from ancient archaeological and palaeontological remains including 50,000 years old Neandertal specimens. Over the past few years, the emerging field of ancient DNA has provided intriguing clues about human evolution, and contributed to shed new light on the history and biology of humans that are now extinct. This event brings together researchers at the forefront of ancient DNA research and population genetics to reconstruct the tangled history of our species.


Speaker: Iain Mathieson, PhD. “The genomic history of Europe”

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Department of Genetics. Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA


Speaker: Renato Polimanti, PhD. “Human Evolution and Genetic Diversity in the Context of Health and Disease”

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT


Moderator: Serena Tucci, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology.

Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, CT



Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Organized by : IIC-NY

In collaboration with : ISSNAF

Entrance : Free

Event is now full


Istituto Italiano di Cultura - NY