Stories from our skeletons

Run time: 11.00 – 12.00

Skeletons act like a time capsule. Sometimes they carry marks or lesions that build a picture of past accidents and infections. Until recently though, the information we could gather from them was minimal, and only told us about a handful of diseases.
For this year’s Agricultural, Biological and Medical Sciences Award Lecture, Pooja Swali from the Francis Crick Institute will show us how studying ancient DNA is changing this – building a much richer and more complete picture of how bacteria evolved and spread in the past, to inform how they evolve now.
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1 September 2025 - 11:00
Forum Alumni Auditorium, University of Exeter Streatham Campus

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