Thursday, March 27th 2014
Prof. Dr. Gyan Bhanot,
Rutgers University (USA)
Dept. of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry & Dept. of Physics
In this talk I will describe why genetics shows that all humans originated in Africa and that humans outside Africa derive from two small migratory groups that left Africa approximately ~ 60 thousand years ago. This evidence is based on the analysis of genetic markers on mitochondrial and Y chromosome sequences. I will discuss how we can use these markers to track migration events and what that tells us about the relatedness of people across the globe. All concepts will be introduced in simple terms. No previous knowledge of Molecular Biology is necessary to understand the talk.
Colloquium coordinators are Prof.dr. M. Aiello (e-mail :
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