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Dr. Hendrik Poiner meets BHAP team and presents lecture "Molecular Epidemiology of the Black Death"

October 25, 2012

Dr. Fiona Bamforth from the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, and Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project Team member, invited Dr. Hendrik Poiner from McMaster as a visiting lecturer. He presented a lecture on Thursday, October 25 and met with University of Alberta BHAP team members and graduate students.

Lecture Details:
Who: Dr. Hendrik Poiner (Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair Department of Anthropology, McMaster University)
What: Lecture "Molecular Epidemiology of the Black Death"
When: 4:30-5:30pm Thursday, October 25
Where: Classroom D (2F1.04 Walter Mackenzie Centre)

Hendrik Poinar is particularly interested in the preservation and extraction of DNA from forensic, archeological and paleontological remains. How can DNA persist in environments past its theoretical "time limit"? Once extracted our group likes to use the gene sequences to address questions of evolution, phylogeny, selection and biogeography.

Read more about Dr. Poiner's research interest here.

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