After finishing his PhD on ‘Ancient DNA from Europe’s first farmers’ in 2006, Wolfgang Haak spent his Postdoc years working on National Geographic’s 'The Genographic Project' (2007-2011) and as 'Ancient human DNA' Group leader at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA in Adelaide, Australia (2010-2015). Since April 2015 he leads the 'Molecular Anthropology' group at the newly established Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. His works is placed at the interface of human populations genetics, medical sciences, archaeology, anthropology, and linguistics. The main aim of his group is to investigate and evaluate ancient human genome-wide data in the light of data from neighboring disciplines to generate a detailed and comprehensive portrait of human prehistory over the last 20,000 years. The portfolio ranges from global outlooks on population affinities, migrations and past demography to intra-group relationships, and also encompasses the interaction with and response to changing environmental factors, such as climate, diet and disease.
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