Meet your inner Neanderthal

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.