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MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology: Svante Pääbo

Svante Pääbo has won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution. He is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, which he founded in 1999. Before that, he was a professor at the University of Munich. Pääbo's team published the first Neanderthal genome sequence in 2010, work that was followed by the genome sequences of the Denisovan and other ancient humans.