The Racimo lab

We are interested in using population and quantitative genetics to understand past evolutionary processes, with a particular focus on human evolution and ancient DNA. Our projects include developing tests to detect patterns of ancient selection, creating methods to integrate functional and population genomic data, and inferring demographic parameters using present-day and archaic human genomes. For more details and a list of published papers, see our Research and Publications sections.

We are located at the GLOBE Institute at the University of Copenhagen, and we are actively looking for new PhD students and postdocs to join us!

Fields of Interest

  • Evolutionary and population genetics

  • Functional genomics

  • Ancient DNA and paleogenomics

  • Theoretical population genetics

  • Archaic human evolution

  • Quantitative genetics and polygenic adaptation

  • Machine learning