Almut Nebel

Professor

Biography

I graduated as a biologist, majoring in human genetics and physical anthropology. Since my student days I have focused on research topics at the interface of these two disciplines. My main interests have been in disease and population genetics as well as in ancient DNA analysis. I spent eight years at various research institutions abroad (Dunedin, Jerusalem, Johannesburg). After my return to Germany in 2003 I continued my career as a Senior Scientist at Kiel University where I was appointed professor in 2008. In my research I primarily investigate the molecular basis of longevity and the role of genetic variation in health and disease, with an emphasis on host-pathogen and human diet co-evolution

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