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About GeoGenetics – University of Copenhagen

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About the section for GeoGenetics

Section for GeoGenetics has approximately 120 employees from ca. 20 countries in 5 research groups.

Each year we publish numerous papers in the high and highest ranking scientific journals like Nature and Science.

Our research focus involves mainly

  • Basic (non-commercial) research
  • Ancient DNA (aDNA) and modern DNA connected to human migration and evolution, population history
  • Disease associations
  • Viral and pathogen identification
  • Method development & bioinformatics (DNA-damage)
  • Ancient proteomics
  • Environmental DNA (eDNA)
  • Climate change in the Arctic
  • The "Anthropocene"

We host and run the National High-throughput DNA Sequencing Centre.