Régis Debruyne
Expert on mammoth DNA

Since 2002, RD has been working in close collaboration with the Mammuthus program. An expert on mammoth and elephant evolution, he is able to extract information from the DNA contained in the remains found in the permafrost – a set of skills possessed by only a few scientists at the leading edge of molecular biology, called palaeogeneticists.

His research has led him to Canada in one of the world’s most prestigious palaeogenetics laboratories: the Ontario’s McAster University Ancient DNA Centre, where he studied genomes and mammoths’ comparative genomics. Presently conducting his research at the Paris National Museum of Natural History, he coordinates molecular studies carried out from Mammuthus’ collected data.

 

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