Past human populations, pathogens, and environmental DNA in the Willerslev Group

The Willerslev group aims to understand the histories of past human populations, their diseases, and changes of biological communities across space and time.

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Group leader

Group Leader

Eske Willerslev

Professor, ScD, DSc, Director Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre

Prince Philip Professor, University of Cambridge

Excellence Professor University of Bremen


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The Permafrost Project

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Engaging and sharing

Thoughts on people and their ancestors

Engaging and sharing

Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Fernandez Guerra, Antonio Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535332597 E-mail
Moreno Mayar, J. Víctor Assistant Professor +4535337807 E-mail
Olsen, Line Research Consultant +4535334652 E-mail
Razeto Richter, Anna Research Consultant +4535321348 E-mail
Scorrano, Gabriele Assistant Professor +4535326594 E-mail

Name Title
Zhe Xue Post Doc 
Angeliki Kanouta
Guest Researcher
William Barrie PhD Cambridge
Devlin A. Gandy PhD Cambridge
Yucheng Wang Post Doc Cambridge
Alice Pearson PhD Cambridge
Bianca de Sanctis PhD Cambridge
Alison Sutherland
PhD Cambridge
Aramish Fatima
PhD Cambridge