What percentage of our DNA came from the Vikings or Ancient Romans? How migration waves affected the environment? These and other questions can now be approached using ancient DNA and novel bioinformatics tools. Coupling Ancient DNA, which is one of the most exciting emerging fields in genetics, with tools, such as the Geographical Population Structure (GPS), which that can find one’s village of origin using our DNA (http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/dna-gps-maps-where-your-ancestors-lived), we can make historical and evolutionary inferences.
The successful candidate will do some of the work in the ancient DNA lab in the University of York and in one of the world leading companies in DNA tests, located in Ohio (USA). The candidate will gain most valuable experience both in “wet lab” techniques and bioinformatics.