Viviane Slon awarded grant from the John Templeton Foundation
Grant title- Our history through the lens of ancient sedimentary DNA: adding color to the picture
Congratulations to Dr. Viviane Slon for being awarded a grant from the John Templeton Foundation!
The grant is entitled: Our history through the lens of ancient sedimentary DNA: adding color to the picture, with collaborator Prof. Muli Safra from the School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Slon is a member of the Departments of Anatomy and Anthropology and the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry and is affiliated with the Dan David Center for Human Evolution and Biohistory Research. Dr. Slon has a BSc in Medical and Life Sciences and an MSc in Medical Sciences, both from Tel Aviv University. Her PhD and post-doctoral research on ancient hominin DNA were conducted in the Department of Evolutionary Genetics of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) with Nobel laureate Prof. Svante Paabo. Dr. Slon is the recipient of the Dan David Prize Scholarship for Young Researchers, the Otto Hahn Medal, the Otto Hahn Award, and the Alon Fellowship. Dr. Slon analyzes DNA from ancient individuals, which she and her team recover both from skeletal remains and from sediments deposited at archaeological sites.
More information at: https://www.tau.ac.il/~viviane/