21 giugno 2021

Invited Research Seminar with Dr. Fabrizio Mafessoni, Dr. Viviane Slon - Archeologia del DNA. Cosa dicono i geni sul nostro passato

Serata in collaborazione con Bergamo Scienza - ISCRIVITI

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Lunedi, 21 Giugno 2021

Ore 21:00 – ISCRIVITI a questa pagina

Spazio Polaresco – Via del Polaresco, 15, 24129 Bergamo BG

Link diretta streaming https://bit.ly/ArcheologiDNA  

 
Il Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia organizza una serata in collaborazione con Bergamo Scienza sul tema della Paloegenetica.
 
La serata prevede contemporaneamente:
 
Un’integrazione di un Corso elettivo “Paleogenetics” del CDL Magistrale SMS School of Medicine and Surgery
Un seminario del Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia 
Un evento di BERGAMOSCIENZA
 
Al seminario interverranno ospiti internazionali: 
  • Dr. Fabrizio Mafessoni – Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel "Neanderthals – admixture and adaptation in human evolution"
  • Dr. Viviane Slon Tel – Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel "Denisovans - what have we learned from ancient DNA?"
  • Chair and Moderator – Prof. Telmo Pievani University of Padua, Padua, Italy

I relatori saranno ospiti del Prof. Pietro Invernizzi e del Dr. Alessio Gerussi.

L'evento sarà disponibile anche in streaming sulla pagina Facebook dello Spazio Polaresco

Meet Our Guests

Fabrizio Mafessoni

Fabrizio Mafessoni is a paleogeneticist at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. He was previously post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology under the supervision of Svante Pääbo, the founder of paleogenetics.

The main focus of his research regards Neanderthal DNA and how intogressed fragments do shape modern humans biology.

Mafessoni has led several landmark studies that contributed to expanding knowledge regarding Neanderthal genomes that have been published in the most important scientific journals (PNAS, Nature, Science).

Viviane Slon

Viviane Slon is a paleogeneticist at the Dan David Center for Human Evolution and Biohistory Research of Tel Aviv University (TAU) and is affiliated with the Department of Anatomy and Anthropology and the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

Slon completed her doctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology under the supervision of Svante Pääbo, the founder of paleogenetics.

In 2018, Slon and her colleagues published the genome of Denny, a hybrid hominin.  DNA was extracted from a hominin bone found in a Middle Pleistocene layer.  Using genetic analysis and radiocarbon dating, the hominin was identified as a girl born more than 50,000 years ago to a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father. The work was covered in BBC News, National Geographic, EurekAlert!, The Atlantic and Archaeology magazine.

Slon won the 2017 Dan David Prize and was selected as one of Nature's 10 in 2018.

More information at https://www.slonlab.com.

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