UPCOMING EVENTS

November 28-30 - Viviane will talk about human evolution at the Gala Dinner of the 10th Annual D. Dan and Betty Kahn Scientific Symposium

December 8, 2022 - Lab members will participate in the "Evolution of Culture and Technology" mini-symposium in Tel Aviv, Israel

December 18-22, 2022 - Viviane will talk about archaic admixture at Camp Evolution VIII in Sde Boker, Israel

January 13-18, 2023 - Viviane will be a plenary speaker at the 30th Plant and Animal Genome conference in San Diego, California (USA)

NEWS

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

December 2021 - Viviane talked about ancient DNA in sediments from Israel at the Annual Meeting of the Israel Prehistoric Society

November 2021 - Viviane gave a seminar on paleogenetics at the Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research (HUJI)

November 2021 - Viviane talked about ancient sedimentary DNA at the University of Liverpool Evolutionary Anthropology Webinar

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 - Viviane speaks about the future of Ancient DNA research at the event in honor of Prof. (emeritus) Baruch Arensburg

June 2021 - Public outreach event! Viviane chats about what ancient DNA can tell us about our past in a Bergamo Scienza event

June 2021 - Viviane talks about ancient DNA from sediments in Israel at the 9th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology

May 2021 - Group trip with members of the Dan David Center for Human Evolution and Biohistory

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!

March 2021 - Viviane presents work on ancient sediment DNA at the "Ancient Biomolecules of Plants, Animals and Microbes" conference

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

December 2020 - Viviane presents her work on sediment DNA at the 2020 meeting of the Israeli Society of Evolutionary Biology

December 2020 - Viviane is a keynote speaker at the Computational Genomics and Systems Biology 2020 Symposium

December 2020 - Viviane is the keynote speaker of the ScienceAbroad & Teva Life Sciences Symposium

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!