Morten Erik Allentoft

Associate Professor

GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen


Centre for GeoGenetics is a Centre of Excellence financed by the Danish National Research Foundation with 2 x 5 years (2009-2014-2019) core funding. At any time we are ca. 120 people from ca. 20 countries in 2 sections and 5 research groups.

Each year we publish numerous papers in the high and highest ranking scientific journals like Nature and Science.

The centre is headed by Lundbeck Foundation Professor Eske Willerslev.

For general questions about the centre contact the Admin Team.

Our research focus involves mainly
Basic (non-commercial) research
Ancient DNA (aDNA) and modern DNA connected to human migration and evolution, population history
Disease associations
Viral and pathogen identification
Method development & bioinformatics (DNA-damage)
Ancient proteomics
Environmental DNA (eDNA)
Climate change in the Arctic
The "Anthropocene"
The centre is part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

We host and run the National High-throughput DNA Sequencing Centre.

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