As an archaeogeneticist, Johannes Krause examines ancient DNA from archaeological finds and compares it with genomes from modern times. From this, conclusions can be drawn not only about the evolution of mankind, but also about the pathogens that have always affected us. Here he shares his findings on Ötzi's ancestors and present-day relatives, the plague as a bioweapon, and the benefits of his research for modern medicine.
The secrets of a lady from Basel
A well-preserved church mummy from the 18th century has proven to be a fascinating object of research in many respects
6.600 anni portati bene
Una marmotta mummificata del Neolitico è approdata nei nostri laboratori
Mystery of the Basel mummy solved
A research team can clarify which disease “the lady from the Barfüsserkirche” suffered from.
Old bones - new knowledge
An interview with the authors of the first German textbook on "Osteological Paleopathology".