Twitter conference: Emerging methods for environmental and archaeological studies: eDNA and aDNA

University of Oulu is organizing a Twitter conference on 24 November 2022 with the theme “Emerging methods for environmental and archaeological studies: eDNA and aDNA”. You don’t need to travel to attend this ecological conference and to hear about cutting edge environmental DNA (eDNA) and ancient DNA (aDNA) research.

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In this conference researchers from University of Oulu and its collaborators, such as SYKE and Luke, will discuss new research methods that utilize DNA samples and DNA barcoding in environmental and archaeological research. This novel eDNA and aDNA methodology is an emerging way to gain knowledge of complex phenomena in nature and from archaeological samples. It enables for example more detailed analysis of biodiversity and more precise understanding of historical events in nature. Follow this Twitter conference on 24 November to learn about the latest developments in the field and to hear interesting presentations from Oulu-based researchers as well as top-of-their-field guest speakers!

A Twitter conference is a new way to organize a scientific conference where anyone, anywhere can participate with no need to travel. The conference will take place completely on Twitter as researchers tweet their presentations as 10-tweet chains. The presentations will be retweeted by the moderator account @OuluTC.

To participate in the conference, follow @OuluTC on Twitter and the official conference hashtags #eDNAforScience and #aDNAforScience. You can follow the conference on Twitter even without a Twitter account via:

Programme of the “Emerging methods for environmental and archaeological studies: eDNA and aDNA" Twitter Conference on 24th of November

9:00-9:20 Laura Kvist, University of Oulu: aDNA and eDNA of domesticated and wild animals

9:20-9:40 Florian Leese, University of Duisburg-Essen: eDNA-based biodiversity monitoring works so impressively well; in principle...

9:40-10:00 Tiina Laamanen, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE): Roadmap for implementing environmental DNA (eDNA) and other molecular monitoring methods in Finland

10:00-10:20 Terhi Iso-Touru, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke): Environmental DNA as a tool to build sustainable future

10:20-10:40 Victoria Twort, Fernando Lopes, Niko Johansson ja Jouko Rikkinen, Finnish Museum of Natural History (Luomus): Museums for DNA

10:40-11:00 Marko Mutanen, University of Oulu: Towards the bio-literate world through DNA barcoding

11:00-11:20 Katharina Kujala, University of Oulu: How can microbes help us to tackle present and future environmental challenges?

11:20-11:40 Johanna Honka, University of Oulu: A wild goose chase - environmental DNA of lesser white-fronted goose

11:40-12:00 Anna-Kaisa Salmi, University of Oulu: Reindeer domestication, ancient DNA, and archaeological interpretation – Combining lines of evidence

12:00-12:20 Seppo Vainio, University of Oulu: eDNA Transmitting EVs as Part of Ecosystem Dynamics Molecular Signature and Species Interactome?

Last updated: 23.11.2022