12:15 - 13:00

The benefits and pitfalls of DNA testing for genealogy.

Mark Thomas, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, University College London

Mark Thomas is Professor of Evolutionary Genetics in the Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. He was formerly a post-doctoral research fellow in the department of Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Mark is notable for a number of scientific publications in the fields of human demographic and evolutionary history inference, molecular phylogenetics of extinct species using ancient DNA, cultural evolutionary modelling, and molecular biology.