Morten Erik Allentoft

Professor in evolutionary genomics and biodiversity

Trace and Environmental DNA (TrEnD) Laboratory, Curtin University, Australia


Morten Allentoft is a professor in evolutionary genomics and biodiversity. He leads the Trace and Environmental DNA (TrEnD) Laboratory at Curtin University in Australia but maintains a fractional affiliation with Centre for GeoGenetics, Globe Institute at University of Copenhagen. He obtained a MSc from the University of Copenhagen in 2007 and a PhD from Canterbury University (New Zealand) in 2011. He has a background in ancient DNA research working primarily on population genetics of extinct megafauna and ancient humans, and ancient DNA method development. Most of his current research evolve around understanding patterns of past and present biodiversity on our planet.

The research represented in the here-presented article was conducted at Lundbeck Foubndation GeoGenetics Centre, Globe Institute at University of Copenhagen.

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