Prof Greger Larson

Prof Greger Larson

Prof Greger Larson, Director, Palaeogenomics & Bio-Archaeology Research Network, University of Oxford, UK

Greger Larson was awarded his PhD in 2006 from the University of Oxford’s Zoology department. His PhD investigated animal domestication through the use of modern and ancient DNA. He was then awarded a two-year European Molecular Biology Organization postdoctoral fellowship that he completed in Uppsala, Sweden.

Greger began a Research Council UK Fellowship in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University in 2007. Following the completion of his RCUK post Greger was made Reader in 2012. Greger was the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Durham Evolution and Ancient DNA (DEAD) laboratory where his team researched the issues related to domestication, evolution and phylogeography using genetic and morphometric approaches.

In 2015 he became PI of the Wellcome Trust Palaeogenomics & Bio-Archaeology Research Network at the University of Oxford. Their modus operandi involves combining the resolution afforded by DNA sequences and fine-scale morphological variation with the time depth of archaeology and palaeontology.