Prof. Liran Carmel, Professor of Computational Biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel
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Human evolution, Out of Africa migrations, Neanderthals and Denisovans, DNA methylation effects on the body parts, Gene organizer, Epigenetics in assessing ancient environments and behavior of humans.

Prof. Liran Carmel is a professor of computational biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Liran has won many awards, including the Michael Milken prize, the Farkash award, and the Eshkol fellowship. Liran is studying a host of topics in molecular evolution, RNA biology, and genetics and is particularly interested in human evolution and in understanding the very recent evolutionary adaptations that led to the development of human-specific traits. He is among the founders of paleo-epigenetics, a field of study where epigenetic signals are reconstructed in ancient genomes, thus allowing to obtain information on ancient gene activity patterns.

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