Posts Tagged "genetics"

JANUARY 2015: Digging for DNA on Medium.com

Digging for DNA: Archaeology, Genetics & the Transatlantic Slave Trade is an article posted on Medium.com about EUROTAST and the impact of genetics on archaeological and historical research. Here is the first paragraph: Marcela Sandoval gave me a wry grin, then covered her face with a mask. Next, a covering for her hair, goggles, booties…

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DECEMBER 2014: Three New Research Papers by EUROTAST

First, Petr Triska and his advisor, Luisa Pereira, authored an article in Nature’s Scientific Reports on the differences in selection signatures between human populations. By investigating the diversity in 104 nuclear-coded mitochondrial proteins from a worldwide sample of 1,092 individuals, the study showed a significantly lower amount of pathogenic mutations in Europeans when compared with…

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JUNE 2014: Cesar Fortes Lima at IPATIMUP

EUROTAST research fellow Cesar Fortes-Lima  just completed a month-long position as a Visiting Researcher at IPATIMUP, the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology at the University of Porto, Portugal. He worked with Luisa Pereira’s group to reconstruct complete mitochondrial DNA genomes from Africa. From this training he learned how to estimate genetic variation and geographic discrimination of mtDNA.  

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Interview Request: EUROTAST Ancestry Study

From EUROTAST PhD fellow, Sara Abel: I am a PhD student in history and sociology, and I am looking to get in contact with people of African descent who have taken a DNA ancestry test, in order to discuss their experiences of genetic testing and the impact it had on their life. The study consists…

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Sept 2013: Network midterm in Copenhagen with career training and symposium on transatlantic slavery in Scandinavia

Sept 2013: Network midterm in Copenhagen with career training and symposium on transatlantic slavery in Scandinavia

EUROTAST convened in Copenhagen for its midterm meeting and fourth network training initiative, which was comprised of a four-day career development workshop and symposium on the history and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade in Scandinavia. 1. Career Development workshop The skills training was organised by the EUROTAST coordinating team at the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural…

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May 2013: Network discusses race and representation in Paris and visits Nantes memorial

May 2013: Network discusses race and representation in Paris and visits Nantes memorial

EUROTAST went to Paris for its third network training initiative the intersections between science, concepts of race and the representation of slavery and its legacies. This collaborative event was hosted by the Alliance Française and organized by the Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages (CIRESC), in collaboration with the Unité de Recherches “Migrations et Société”…

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