Astrid Söderbergh Widding and Joakim Malmström sign the agreement on the Centre for Palaeogenetics.
Astrid Söderbergh Widding and Joakim Malmström sign the agreement on the Centre for Palaeogenetics.
 

“Through the Centre for Palaeogenetics the outstanding research of both institutions becomes more visible nationally as well as internationally. It will be a strong research environment including both humanistic and natural science research”, says Astrid Söderbergh Widding, president of Stockholm University.

Stockholm University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History have collaborated for a long time, and in December the cooperation was formalized through an umbrella agreement.

“This is another way to put our cooperation into concrete form and make the potential of our two research institutions more visible,” says Joakim Malmström, director of the museum.

Palaeogenetics focuses on DNA analysis of fossils and other prehistoric remains of organisms. The aim of the Centre for Palaeogenetics is to increase opportunities for research and knowledge exchange, to provide more efficient use of resources and to increase the visibility of the research area. The research centre will be located in the Arrhenius laboratories, Frescati.