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Eske Willerslev

Danish biologist

1971   -  

country of citizenship: Denmark
educated at: University of Copenhagen
occupation: biologist, university teacher
award received: EliteForsk Prize, Dansk Magisterforenings Forskningspris, Lundbeckfonden’s Research Prize for Young Scientists, Research Communication Award, Hans Christian Ørsted, Olav Thon Foundation’s International Research Award, Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize
position held: board member, professor, Professor with Special Responsibilities

Eske Willerslev (born 5 June 1971) is a Danish evolutionary geneticist notable for his pioneering work in molecular anthropology, palaeontology, and ecology. He currently holds the Prince Philip Professorship in Ecology and Evolution at University of Cambridge, UK and the Lundbeck Foundation Professorship in Evolution at Copenhagen University, Denmark. He is director of the Centre of Excellence in GeoGenetics, a research associate at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and a professorial fellow at St John's College, Cambridge. Willerslev is a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (US) and holds the Order of the Dannebrog issued by her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in 2017.
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