Archive 2012

December 20, 2012. We are recruiting a new PhD student to work with the population history and patterns of genetic variation among east African populations, see “Joining the lab” and the add at Uppsala University’s main site.


December 17, 2012. Sen Li defended his thesis “Inferring evolutionary processes of humans”


September 20, 2012. Our paper “Genomic variation in seven Khoe-San groups reveals adaptation and complex African history” was published in in the early online version ofScience! The paper received ample attention by scientific and popular media.

Press material:

From Uppsala University

Our paper was covered by various international media, here follows a selection:

CBS News, Science NewsNature, Science daily, Spiegel, AAAS, Swedish public television (SVT), Kwela (Afrikaans – television), Swedish radio (SR1, SR2), UNT, DN, Business Day, Diamond Fields Advertiser, Die Burger, Die Son, Die Volksblad, Kalahari Bulletin, Mercury, Pretoria News, Rapport, The Star, Morning Live (TV show), SABC News (TV), RSG Radio station.


July 9, 2012. Mattias Jakobsson was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant.


April 26, 2012. Our paper “Origins and Genetic Legacy of Neolithic Farmers and Hunter-Gatherers in Europe” was published in Science! The paper was featured as an issue highlight, podcast and a news&analysis story by M Balter. Science and Uppsala University held a press conference in the morning.

Press conference April 26th, 2012 at Uppsala University

Pontus Skoglund revealing the exiting results

Featured authors Jan Storå, Mattias Jakobsson, Pontus Skoglund and Anders Götherström

Jan Storå, Mattias Jakobsson, Anders Götherström together with Science’s Senior Communications Officer Natasha Pinol

Related material:

Uppsala University press release

TV interview

Our paper was covered by various media, here follows a selection:

Uppsala Nya Tidning (TV interview with Dr. Sugden, and print article), The Washington Post, Sydsvenskan, Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens Nyheter, Sveriges Radio, Sveriges Radio (1, 2), Sveriges Radio Gotland, Sveriges Radio Skaraborg, Göteborgs-Posten, History, Ny Teknik, The Christian Science Monitor, Spiegel Online, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Hamburger Abendblatt, Der Standard, Focus Online, Le Figaro, Le Soleil, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, NPR blog, CNN KETK, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Forskning, France 24 (AFP), Videnskab, La Repubblica, Science News