Prof. Mattias Jakobsson Uppsala University, Sweden

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Dr. Mattias Jakobsson received his PhD in Genetics from Lund University, Sweden in 2005. After postdoctoral research at the University of Michigan, USA, he joined Uppsala University as an Assistant Professor in 2008. Dr. Jakobsson was appointed full professor in 2014, and Chair of Human Evolution in 2018 at Uppsala... read moreUniversity. Dr. Jakobsson has a broad interest in population genetics and human evolution. His lab uses computational approaches for deciphering complex patterns of large-scale human genomic variation from both modern-day and ancient humans in order to understand human evolutionary history. The lab focus on interrogating long-standing questions in human evolution, including the colonization and migration in Stone Age Eurasia and the population history of sub-Saharan Africans, and Dr. Jakobsson team has recently published a series of papers that push the emergence of modern humans further back in time. Dr. Jakobsson is a Wallenberg Scholar, an ERC grantee, and have received the Tage Erlander prize and the Göran Gustafsson prize from the Royal Academy of Sweden.