Camilo Chacón-Duque

Researcher – MSCA Fellow

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


Organisation: Department of Zoology, Stockholm University

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

Current Research

I work at the intersection between the fields of palaeogenomics and conservation genomics.  Using state-of-the-art laboratory methods and bioinformatic approaches to recover and analyse genomic information obtained from fossils, museum specimens and present-day populations, I expect to characterise novel aspects of genomic variation in both endangered and extinct species and, by doing so, gain a better understanding of varied evolutionary processes.

My current research focuses on several topics including (i) the implementation of haplotype-based approaches and genomic structural variation analyses to gain new insights on the conservation of Arctic foxes, (ii) the use of ancient DNA data at deep-time scales (>126ka) to understand speciation and hybridization processes in mammoths and (iii) the study of the evolutionary history of Andean bears in Colombia through museum genomics.

Brief CV

2023 – present: Researcher and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellow, Centre for Palaeogenetics and Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Sweden.

2021 – 2023: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Palaeogenetics and Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden.

2018 – 2021: Postdoctoral Researcher, Natural History Museum, London, UK.

2017 – 2018: Population Geneticist, Living DNA, UK.

2013 – 2018: PhD in human evolutionary genetics, University College London (UCL), UK.

2010 – 2013: MSc in biology (evolutionary genetics), University of Antioquia, Colombia.