Migration - in our DNA?
In this UCD Discovery fireside, Dr Magda Resano of Barcelona University gives a brief history of human migration from a genetic perspective and asks: Are we a migrant species? Her hour-long presentation starts at 11am in H0.22 on the ground floor of the O'Brien Centre for Science. Lunch will follow.
Dr Resano’s fascinating talk will cover:
- The origins of Irish population structure and history
- Celts, Vikings, Normans and other ancestral populations
- The genetic composition of modern Ireland
- The future population structure in Ireland and the world
- Are humans the most migrant animal? Why?
Dr Resano has a PhD in Biodiversity - Human Population Genetics, MAs in Sports Management (J. Cruyff Barcelona Institute) and Sports Psychology, and a Postgraduate Diploma of Advanced Studies in Biological Anthropology from the University of Barcelona. She has a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr Resano is an active sailing coach and sports director for national teams, and was a sailor at international level for two decades before becoming a coach. Her lecture explores migration and addresses the idea that it might be in our DNA to migrate.