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From Molecules to Millennia: Advances & Challenges in Phylogenetic Dating
The tide group will host a symposium at the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology from 23-25 April, 2024. more
New insights into the origin of the Indo-European languages
In a new study led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the TIDE research group at the MPI of Geoanthropology, an international team of linguists and geneticists has achieved a significant breakthrough in our understanding of the origins of Indo-European, a family of languages spoken by nearly half of the world’s population more
Multiple topologies in biology and linguistics
23 November at 2pm CET. Part of the virtual seminar series "Horizontal evolutionary processes in phylogenetics" more
Incidence Estimation from SARS-CoV-2 Genomes
A new study published in Nature Communications reconstructs regional incidence profiles of COVID-19, highlighting the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) and different testing strategies more
Ten Millennia of Hepatitis B Virus Evolution
A new study traces the evolution of the hepatitis B virus from prehistory to the present, revealing dissemination routes and changes in viral diversity more
Horizontal Evolutionary Processes in Phylogenetics
The lecture series will be held online more
Viruses in Silico Lecture Series: Phylodynamic modelling of modern and ancient infectious disease dynamics
On 20 July 2021, Dr. Denise Kühnert will discuss how Bayesian phylodynamic methods can be used for the analysis of modern and ancient pathogens. Follow the link to register and learn more more
Workshop: Biometrical Aspects of Genome Analysis XIV
Register to hear Dr. Denise Kühnert give an invited talk on “Phylogenetics.” Workshop runs 4-5 October 2021, organized by the GDMS, the DGEpi and the IBS-DR. Follow the link to register and learn more more
Taming the BEAST Workshop
Dr. Denise Kühnert will deliver a keynote talk at the Taming the BEAST Online workshop on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The workshop will run June 07, 2021-June 11, 2021. Follow the link to visit the TtB website for more details more
“COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future” – Field Work in the Time of Coronavirus
In a recent paper published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, a group of multidisciplinary authors discuss the future of field-based sciences in a COVID-19 world more
Remains of 17th Century Bishop Support Neolithic Emergence of Tuberculosis
Bishop Peder Winstrup of Lund, Sweden passed away in the winter of 1679 at the age of 74 and was interred in a crypt at Lund Cathedral. Three centuries later, his astonishingly well-preserved remains provide insights to the origins of tuberculosis. more
Syphilis May Have Spread Through Europe Before Columbus
Press release University of Zurich more
African Skeletons From Early Colonial Mexico Tell the Story of First Generation Slaves
An interdisciplinary study into the origins and health status of three African skeletons unearthed in Mexico shows evidence of forced migration, physical trauma, and the introduction of infectious diseases from Africa more
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