Uncovering the evolutionary history of variola virus using ancient DNA | New Voices in Infection Biology
- Datum: 27.01.2021
- Uhrzeit: 16:00
- Vortragende(r): Barbara Mühlemann
- Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
- Ort: Zoom video conference
- Gastgeber: Felix M. Key
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Variola virus, the causative agent of Smallpox, killed between 300 million and 500 million people in the 20th century alone. Despite causing one of the most devastating human diseases, the evolutionary history of variola virus is not well understood. Recent advances in the sequencing of ancient DNA have yielded important insights into human evolution, past population dynamics and diseases. This talk will discuss some of the recent findings about the evolution of variola virus using ancient DNA.