2018-11-14 – Cesar and Ezekia both received Nilsson Ehle bursaries for their project work. Congrats to both!

2018-11-13 – We are very happy to have received a VR conference grant for funding part of our upcoming conference: Africa, the cradle of human diversity”

2018-11-08 – TJ Naidoo (co-supervised by Carina) successfully defended his thesis. Congrats TJ!

2018-11-03 – Cesar presents a talk at the American Association for Biological Anthropology (ALAB 2018) conference in Puerto Rico about his recent article on population structure and admixture in Cuba.

2018-10-01 – We started our organisation of our 2019 conference in Uppsala: Africa, the cradle of human diversity”. We are looking forward to this opportunity to meet and discuss cross-disciplinary research and ongoing projects with our colleagues and collaborators!

2018-09-08 – We had a group outing in the Swedish countryside and enjoyed meeting each others families, chatting in a setting far away from work and eating a great pot-luck lunch. Thanks to everybody!

2018-09-01 to 2018-10-31  – Many people in the group are teaching in our two new courses that the Human Evolution program is presenting: Human Evolution and Genetics (a Masters level course) and Human Evolution: an Overview (an introductory evening course).

2018-08-31 – Our review paper “Tales of Human Migration, Admixture, and Selection in Africa” is published in Annual review of genomics and human genetics. (Link)

2018-08-06 to 2018-08-10  – Rickard attends the Population Genetics Workshop (popgen2018) in Copenhagen.

2018-07-30  – Cesar publish an article on the demographic history of Cuba in Scientific Reports. Congrats Cesar!

2018-07-08 to 2018-07-12  – Mario and Carina attend the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2018 conference (SMBE 2018) in Tokyo Japan and present posters on their recent work

2018-06-20 – Carina presents an invited talk in the genetics session of the Society for Africanist Archeologists 2018 conference (Safa 2018) in Toronto Canada

2018-06-01 – We welcome two new members in the group. Cesar Fortes-Lima as a postdoc and Ezekia Mtetwa as a researcher. Welcome!

2018-05-31 – Carina became docent (Associate Professor) in Human Evolution and Genetics

2018-04-01 – Carina presented a keynote lecture at the SMBE satellite meeting on “Modern Methods for the Study of Ancient DNA” in Providence, USA.

2018-04-01 – We welcomed two new lab-members this month; Cecile Jolly (Research Engineer) and Rickard Hammaren (PhD student). Welcome!

2018-03-19 – Jessica de Loma Olsson from Karolinska Institute is visiting our group for a few months to do analyses as part of a collaboration with Karin Brobergs’ group. Welcome Jessica!

2018-03-09 – Mario and Gwenna successfully defended their two manuscripts at their halftime defence. Congrats!

2018-02-16 – Nina Hollfelder (co-supervised by Carina) successfully defended her thesis. Congrats Nina!

2018-02-03 – In the next few months we will be welcoming three new group members: Rickard Hammaren (PhD), Cesar Fortes-Lima (Postdoc) and Cecile Jolly (Research Engineer). Welcome!

2018-01-30 – Our News and Views item that we wrote about the ancient African genomes released last year, is published in the South African Journal  of Science (Link).

2018-01-26 – Our paper on differing levels of selection in the different genome regulatory regions is published in BMC Genomics (Link).


2017-12-07 – Carina presents a talk and take part in a panel discussion “The Essence of Frontier Science for Inclusive Development” organised by the ERC and NRF at the South African Science forum 2017.

2017-11-13 – 2017-11-16 Carina and Mario goes on field trip to South Africa to report back on genetic results to study participants.

2017-11-03 – Carina presents a talk at the Third annual Symposium of the DFG Centre for Advanced Studies: Modern human origins and dispersal, Tübingen, Germany.

2017-10-16 – We are advertising three new positions in the group, a PhD, Postdoc and a Research engineer. Applications now closed

2017-09-28 – Our paper on southern African ancient genomes is published in Science (Link) and receive good media coverage.

2017-09-06 – Soon we will advertise two new positions in the group, for a PhD and Postdoc. The links to the advertisements will be posted as soon as they are available

2017-09-06 – Carina receive an ERC starting grant for the project: AfricanNeo, a project that aims to investigate the African Neolithic from a genetic perspective.

2017-08-21 to 2017-08-25 – Mario attends the popgen17 workshop at University of Copenhagen.

2017-08-24 – Our paper on the genetic history of Sudan and South Sudan is published in  PLoS Genetics.  Link

2017-08-17  – Carina presents a talk at the Sydney Brenner Institute in Johannesburg on ancient DNA in southern Africa

2017-08-13 to 2017-08-16  – Carina attends the 17th Biennial Congress of the Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG 2017) in Durban (South Africa) and presents a keynote talk on the genetic history of Africa

2017-08-17  – Carina visit our collaborators, Koen Bostoen and Bernard Clist, at Ghent University and presents a talk on African history from a genetic perspective.

2017-06-05 – Our paper on ancient DNA genomes from southern Africa appears on  BioRxiv.  Link

2017-04-20 to 2017-06-01 – Armando Semo visit our group to work on a collaborative project with the Jorge Rocha Lab

2017-04-05 – Our paper on adaptation to infectious disease exposure in certain southern African San groups is published in Proc Royal Soc B.  Link

2017-04-19 to 2017-04-22  – Mario attends the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans and presents a poster on our collaborative work with Peter Ebbesen

2017-02-1 to 2017-0-28 –  Dhriti Sengupta visit our group to work on a collaborative project with Michele Ramsay’s group