Stort til lykke til Astrid Schmidt – Københavns Universitet

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05. juni 2012

Stort til lykke til Astrid Schmidt

Stort til lykke til Astrid Schmidt fra Center for Is & Klima og Statens Naturhistoriske Museum, som d. 24.05.2012 med stor succes forsvarede sin ph.d. afhandling.

Astrid Schmidt fortsætter i en postdoc stilling på Center for Is og Klima.

Titel og abstract findes kun på engelsk, og kan læses nedenfor. Afhandlingen vil snarest muligt blive uploaded her.

Professor Eske Willerslev, Natural History Museum of Denmark
Associate professor, Jørgen Peder Steffensen, Centre for Ice and Climate

Ice Core Genetics - uncovering biodiversity from ancient ecosystems in Greenland and Antarctica 

The aim of the thesis was to develop and expand the research field of ancient
DNA in basal ice of ice cores by use of new sequencing and analytical techniques. Large amounts of sequence data required a high demand for verification of the data in
terms of sorting, filtering, error handling as well as contamination control. The experimental and analytical work was used to reconstruct palaeo-ecosystems at two locations in Greenland and at one location in Antarctica.
Ecological and climatic details were assessed from the composition of biodiversity detected by means of aDNA amplification of mini-barcodes and deep sequencing on the GS-FLX sequencing platform.