Download a podcast of Associate Professor Johannes Krause presentation titled, ‘The Genome of the Black Death’ presented by the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD).
Assoc. Professor Johannes Krause from the Institute for Archaeological Sciences University of Tübingen, Germany gave a special presentation on Thursday 17th May 2012.
The talk focused on Assoc. Professor Krause’s findings obtained by using high throughput DNA sequencing in combination with targeted DNA enrichment to reconstruct the ancient genome of Yersinia pestis from skeletons securely dated to the Black Death pandemic from the East Smithfield cemetery in London, England, 1348 – 1350.