Tom van der Valk

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


Organisation: Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History

Publications: [Papers in Google Scholar]

Research interests

My scientific interests are primarily on the study of endangered and extinct animal populations using genomic data. The work we are doing at the Centre for Paleogenetics is aimed at the development of computational methods to analyze complex samples, with a priority on identifying the presence of species from minute amounts of DNA. We focus on both ancient DNA from material such as old sediment layers or species remains, as well as modern DNA obtained from environmental samples such as lake and river water, air, snow, feces and soil.


Brief CV

2022 – now: Researcher at the Centre for Paleogenetics in Stockholm

2020 – 2022: Bioinformatician at the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden

2019 – 2020: Postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Palaeogenetics in Stockholm

2015 – 2019: Doctoral studies in animal ecology at Uppsala University