Environmental DNA (eDNA)
Traces of DNA fragments are ubiquitous in our environments – whether it is in sea water or in ancient sediments. Centre Director Eske Willerslev pioneered the method of environmental DNA (or eDNA, dirt DNA) which is now a powerful tool in discovering population dynamics from ancient as well as modern environments.
You can get an impression about this research area by taking a look at some of our previous press releases. These were sent out in connection with the publication of major scientific papers.