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.
















































































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


The Rice Project

Combating rice resilience to environmental stressors

The Rice Project
The Permafrost Project

The evolutionary history of Arctic ecosystems during the last 50,000 years.

The Permafrost Project
The Single Pollen Sequencing Project

Reconstruction of ancient plant populations from single fossil pollen grains

Engaging and sharing

Thoughts on people and their ancestors

Engaging and sharing

Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Feizabadifarahani, Motahareh PhD fellow +45 353-32413 E-mail
McColl, Hugh Postdoc +45 353-34828 E-mail
Moreno Mayar, José Victor Postdoc +45 353-37807 E-mail
Olsen, Line Research consultant +45 353-34652 E-mail
Pinotti, Thomaz PhD Fellow +45 353-37880 E-mail
Razeto Richter, Anna Academic administrative officer +45 23 68 03 97 E-mail
Scorrano, Gabriele Postdoc +45 353-26594 E-mail
Yediay, Fulya Eylem Postdoc +45 91 84 83 76 E-mail

Name Title
Zhe Xue Post Doc 
Daniel Money Post Doc Cambridge
William Barrie PhD Cambridge
Devlin A. Gandy PhD Cambridge
Yucheng Wang Post Doc Cambridge
Alice Pearson PhD Cambridge
Bianca de Sanctis PhD Cambridge
Christiane Hassenrueck Post Doc Bremen
Ana Prohaska Post Doc Cambridge
Alison Sutherland PhD Cambridge
Angeliki Kanouta PhD Cambridge