13/03/2017 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Homo sapiens out of Africa and into new worlds

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Guido Barbujani

School of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Ferrara University. Ferrara, Italy

Guido Barbujani, from the Ferrara University, Italy, has been working on different aspects of human genetic diversity and evolutionary biology. He produced a statistical method for comparing genetic and linguistic data and thus to reconstruct the evolutionary history of human populations. His studies of DNA and distribution of genetic differences have demonstrated that the traditional concept of race fails to provide a satisfactory account of human diversity. He has been invited by Jaume Bertranpetit (UPF).