A new distinguished professor

The Swedish Research Council has awarded a distinguished professor grant (Rådsprofessur) to Professor Love Dalén at CPG. The grant includes funding for a project aimed at uncovering genomic evolution going back to the Early Pleistocene. The funds will enable new ground-breaking studies of aDNA from several species on an unprecedented time scale, going back a million years in time and beyond. The project will thereby set a new paradigm for palaeogenomic research, with generated data that can help to answer important and unresolved questions in evolutionary biology, regarding issues like adaptive evolution, interspecific hybridisation and demographic impacts from past climate change. The grant will also provide means to expand the research teams at CPG, including several new PhD and postdoc positions.

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