Of Neandertals, Denisovans, and Modern Humans

  • December 9, 2016
  • Wisconsin Historical Society - Headquarters Auditorium
  • Downtown
  • 816 State Street
  • Madison, WI 53706
  • Phone: (608) 262-3040

How much of your DNA comes from ancient humans? Where do you think humans originated and how did we spread across the globe? The UW–Madison Department of Biochemistry invites you to hear Dr. Svante Pääbo explore these questions. Pääbo, known as one of the founders of paleogenetics, has spent years studying these questions and he’s coming to UW–Madison from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany to talk about his research.

Over the years Pääbo has worked on the difficult task of retrieving DNA from the remains of Neandertals, the closest evolutionary relative of present-day humans, who became extinct about 40,000 years ago. Learn more about his research by RSVP’ing (required) to this public talk on Friday, Dec. 9!

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Seminar starts at 4:00 p.m. A reception for attendees will follow.
Live audio streaming is available for those unable to attend. Please note that it supports a maximum of 100 listeners.

  • Times: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free - RSVP Required