College of Life and Environmental Sciences Lecture Series
Professor Robin May
Monday 17th September 2018 17.30 - 19.00pm
Neanderthals were one of our closest cousins. They died out around 30-40 000 years ago, but recent advances in DNA sequencing have revealed that they aren’t quite as dead as we thought…
In fact, many of us owe some of our most important attributes to the Neanderthals. In this talk, I’ll discuss infections, immunity and how your inner Neanderthal genes might be the reason why you’re alive and healthy enough to listen to this lecture.