Department of Evolutionary Genetics
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 341 3550 - 500
Director: Prof. Dr. Svante Pääbo
The Department of Evolutionary Genetics studies the genetic history of humans, apes and other organisms. We are interested in both the forces that affect the genome directly, such as mutation and recombination, and in the effects of selection and population history.
The department consists of two tenured faculty members: Svante Pääbo and Mark Stoneking; and one non-tenured member, Janet Kelso.