October 2022 - Amit presented a demo on his software at the International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
October 2022 - Three new lab members join the team - Dr. Pnina Cohen and Dr. Valentina Vanghi both start post-doctoral fellowships, and Giulia Di Crosta joins us as a PhD student. Welcome all!
September 2022 - Viviane talked about Neandertals, Denisovans and ancient sedimentary DNA at the Insights Into Human History in the Eurasian Stone Age meeting in Sendai, Japan
August 2022 - New paper alert! We report on the preservation of ancient DNA in Pleistocene-age sediments at Sefunim Cave, Israel
July 2022 - Our project on studying prehistoric humans and their environment in the southern Levant is selected for funding by the ISF
July 2022 - Our project on using sediments as a source of both chronological and genetic information, in collaboration with the Frouin lab, has been selected for funding by the BSF. See here for an open PhD position!
June 2022 - Viviane co-authors a book chapter on methodological advances to study Neanderthals - now out!
June 2022 - Shared presentation with Prof. Israel Hershkovitz on evolutionary medicine and the implications of Neandertal DNA on our health today at the Medicine 2042 conference in Tel Aviv
May 2022 - Viviane taught in the 'Genetics for archaeologists' workshop organized by ICArEHB in Faro, Portugal
May 2022 - Lab members participated in the 'Ancient human genomes' session of the 25th Human Genome meeting in Tel Aviv
April 2022 - Public outreach event! Viviane talked about "digging for DNA", and her experience as a woman in STEM, at the "Café des Sciences" in Tel Aviv
April 2022 - MSc student Amit Bergman presented a poster on his work at the TAU Research Fair
April 2022 - Invited talk at the Annual Meeting of the Genetics Society of Israel at Ben-Gurion University
March 2022 - Our project on sedimentary ancient DNA analysis, in collaboration with the Moorjani lab, has been selected for funding by the KBTI. See here for an open post-doctoral position!
January 2022 - Viviane is now a member of the advisory board of the sedaDNA scientific society
October 2021 - New paper! We report on the discovery of the Middle Paleolithic site of Horashim East
October 2021 - Nihan Dilşad Dağtaş joins us as a PhD student. Welcome Nihan!
October 2021 - Amit Deligdish joins the lab as an MSc student. Welcome to the team Amit!
October 2021 - Amit Bergman joins the lab as an MSc student. Welcome Amit!
September 2021 - Viviane is awarded a Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award (Genetics Society of America and the Gruber Foundation)
June 2021 - Public outreach event! Viviane chats about what ancient DNA can tell us about our past in a Bergamo Scienza event
April 2021 - First sediment sampling trip of the new lab -- the beginning of our ancient sedimentary DNA work!
April 2021 - Dr. Azhar Jabareen joins us as wet lab manager. Welcome Azhar!
February 2021 - Itsik Dishon joins the lab as an MSc student. Welcome Itsik!
February 2021 - Viviane participates in the kick-off meeting of the ERC-funded "Quina World" project
December 2020 - We are hiring! Interested in joining us? See details here
November 2020 - Viviane participates in the Virtual Workshop on Ethics in Ancient DNA Research
October 2020 - Viviane participates in the "Nurturing Women Scientist" event at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine (TAU)
October 2020 - Dr Alessio Gerussi joins the lab as a short-term visiting PhD student. Welcome Alessio!
October 2020 - Viviane starts the ancient DNA research group. Here we go!