Camilo Chacón-Duque

Postdoctoral Researcher

Centre for Palaeogenetics
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
SE-106 91 Stockholm


Organisation: Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University

Publications: [Papers in Google Scholar]
Twitter: [@jcchacond]

Current Research

I'm a population geneticist. I studied the genetic history of human populations in Latin America during my PhD and currently work in the fields of ancient DNA and conservation genomics. I apply computational genomic approaches to analyse DNA obtained from fossils, museum specimens and present-day populations, in order to characterize the genetic diversity of endangered and extinct species. At CPG I am part of a research team which aims to gain a better understanding of evolutionary processes in ancient taxa, such as speciation, hybridization and adaptation. Using ancient DNA laboratory methods and state-of-the-art computational analyses, we expect to recover and analyse genome-wide data from specimens that are from one hundred thousand and up to far beyond one million years old.

Brief CV

2018 - 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Natural History Museum, London, UK.
2017 - 2018 - Population Geneticist, Living DNA, UK.
2013 - 2018 - PhD in evolutionary genetics, University College London (UCL), UK.
2010 - 2012 - MSc in biology (evolutionary genetics), University of Antioquia, Colombia.