Human and pathogen evolution in the Sikora Group

The Sikora group works at the intersection of ancient genomics, population genetics and paleoepidemiology and investigates the evolutionary history of humans and our associated pathogens.

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  1. Mühlemann, B., ... Sikora, M. 2020. Diverse variola virus (smallpox) strains were widespread in northern Europe in the Viking Age. Science 369, 6502, p. 1-12.
  2. Sikora, M., et al. 2019. The population history of northeastern Siberia since the Pleistocene. Nature 570, p. 182–188.
  3. Sikora, M., et al. 2017. Ancient genomes show social and reproductive behavior of early Upper Paleolithic foragers
    Science 358, 6363, p. 659-662.

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Group leader martin sikora

Group Leader

Martin Sikora
Associate Professor

Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Seersholm, Frederik Valeur Postdoc +4535334123 E-mail
Vimala, Tharsika PhD Fellow +4535332236 E-mail

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Lei Huang

MSc student E-mail