project . 2016 - 2021 . On going

100 Archaic Genomes

Genome sequences from extinct hominins
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 694707 Call for proposal: ERC-2015-AdG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-ADG Overall Budget: 2,350,000 EURFunder Contribution: 2,350,000 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Nov 2016
    End Date
    31 Oct 2021
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Description
Neandertals and Denisovans, an Asian group distantly related to Neandertals, are the closest evolutionary relatives of present-day humans. They are thus of direct relevance for understanding the origin of modern humans and how modern humans differ from their closest relatives. We will generate genome-wide data from a large number of Neandertal and Denisovan individuals from across their geographical and temporal range as well as from other extinct hominin groups which we may discover. This will be possible by automating highly sensitive approaches to ancient DNA extraction and DNA libraries construction that we have developed so that they can be applied to many ...
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Description
Neandertals and Denisovans, an Asian group distantly related to Neandertals, are the closest evolutionary relatives of present-day humans. They are thus of direct relevance for understanding the origin of modern humans and how modern humans differ from their closest relatives. We will generate genome-wide data from a large number of Neandertal and Denisovan individuals from across their geographical and temporal range as well as from other extinct hominin groups which we may discover. This will be possible by automating highly sensitive approaches to ancient DNA extraction and DNA libraries construction that we have developed so that they can be applied to many ...
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