Morten Erik Allentoft
Section for Geogenetics
Øster Voldgade 5-7, København K, 03 Forhus 7, Building: 03-1-721
Morten Allentoft is an associate professor and group leader at Section for GeoGenetics, Globe Institute. He obtained a MSc from the University of Copenhagen and a PhD from Canterbury University in New Zealand in 2011. Following a post doc at Murdoch University in Australia, he returned to Denmark in 2012 to continue his research. He has a background in ancient DNA research working primarily on population genetics of extinct megafauna and ancient humans, and ancient DNA method development. While Allentoft still has one foot firmly planted in ancient DNA research, most of the current research in his group revolve around "molecular herpetology", focusing on the molecular evolution, population genetics and conservation genetics of reptiles and amphibians.