Between September 23-25th, the ERC HistoGenes group held its second plenary meeting in Vienna. During the three-day meeting, project participants presented and discussed the results of the first research year and identified the future key research directions and strategy. Our institute was represented by Anna Szécsényi-Nagy and Balázs Mende at the event. From the spring of 2020 until September 2021, the ERC team of the Institute of Archeogaenomics collected nearly 3,000 Migraton Period human DNA samples together with the staff of the Institute of Archeological Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University and prepared them for complete genomic analysis in our institute's ancient DNA laboratory. In addition to the Hungarian samples, our deputy director Balázs Mende visited with our archaeologists (István Koncz, Levente Samu) and anthropologist (Olga Spekker) fellows collaborating institutes in Serbia, Slovenia and Slovakia in order to collect 4-9th century human DNA samples for the project.

For further events of the project visit the HistoGenes webpage:

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