Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre

The Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre was founded on October 1st 2018 with the mission to lay out a new avenue for studies of the origins of common endogenous human disorders and infectious diseases, which promote a perception of these disorders as a consequence of evolution.

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The ambition of the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre is to characterize the evolutionary paths and processes, which led to the genetic architecture of brain disorders, and other human traits and common diseases in contemporary humans, as well as the violence of infectious pathogens.

The centre is located at the Section for GeoGenetic at the GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen and headed by Professor Eske Willerslev and co-principal investigators Professor Thomas Werge and Rasmus Nielsen





















Eske Willerslev Professor, ScD, DSc, Director Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre

Prince Philip Professor, University of Cambridge

Excellence Professor University of Bremen

Curriculum vitae


Research groups affiliated with the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre

Centre members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Allentoft, Morten Erik Associate Professor +4535321291 E-mail
Demeter, Fabrice Assistant Professor +4535325158 E-mail
Fernandez Guerra, Antonio Assistant Professor +4535332597 E-mail
Kjær, Kurt H. Professor +4530589730 E-mail
Korneliussen, Thorfinn Sand Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535325933 E-mail
Olsen, Line Research Consultant +4535334652 E-mail
Pedersen, Mikkel Winther Assistant Professor +4535321505 E-mail
Racimo, Fernando Associate Professor +4535336914 E-mail
Vinner, Lasse Senior Consultant +4535321330 E-mail
Willerslev, Eske Professor +4528751309 E-mail