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I was always interested in things I couldn’t see with my naked eye. Then I discovered protozoa, then bacteria, then plasmids, and finally DNA. I seem to be stuck here looking for the DNA of ancient pathogens, especially those causing TB and leprosy.
Our small unit is embarked on a bold program of building around a central "Ancient DNA" (aDNA) core research a program in our bio-cultural heritage. These new areas of research take advantage of the advances in technology and molecular biology to express in atomic and molecular terms our evolutionary history. aDNA studies have continued to advance, especially in the area of ancient pathogens. Pathogen evolution and the interaction of pathogens are now in the forefront of understanding emerging infectious diseases.