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Conference speaker

Sebastien Calvignac-Spencer


Sebastien Calvignac-Spencer

Robert Koch Institute, Germany

Sebastien’s research uses evolutionary genomics to investigate the origins of human and animal pathogens, from emergent respiratory viruses of the last century to long-standing companions of the human lineage.

He also has a keen interest in exploring technical limits and developing new tools. His work pioneered the use of invertebrates as DNA samplers and, most recently, rekindled interest in ancient formalin-fixed specimens.