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In a new study, researchers have found differences in Denisovan DNA in the genomes of two distinct populations in Papua New Guinea - differences that might have contributed to adaptation to diverse environmental challenges.
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On 11 June, the Estonian Biobank, University of Tartu, launched the portal MinuGeenivaramu.
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On June 5th at 13:15 Natàlia Pujol Gualdo will defend her doctoral thesis "Decoding genetic associations of female reproductive health traits".
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On 31 May, at 10:15 Maarja Jõeloo will defend her doctoral thesis "Advances in microarray-based copy number variation discovery and phenotypic associations".
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Andres Metspalu, Professor of Genomics and Biobanking and Professor of Biotechnology was elected a member of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology section of Academia Europaea.
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The Core Facility of Genomics at the Institute of Genomics received new PacBio HiFi RevioTM sequencers. These will soon be used to analyse the whole genomes of 10,000 gene donors to the Estonian Biobank.
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1. jaanuaril algas Euroopa Komisjoni projekt POINT, mille raames uuritakse Covid-19 pikaajalist tervisemõju.
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On 18 May, thousands of University of Tartu alumni met in the student city again after five years. The alumni get-together “Back to the university” included lectures and tours of institutes across the city, a sing-along and welcoming speeches in front of the main building, a procession and a grand party in the sports hall.
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On Wednesday, 10 April, at 19:00, the second University of Tartu Spring Run will take place.
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On Wednesday, 3 April at 16:15, Elin Org, Professor of Microbiomics at the University of Tartu, will give her inaugural lecture "The past, present and future of human microbiome research".
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The concert is free for all schoolchildren and students and features music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Saariaho, Bochherini and Vasks.
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On 14 March at 13, all university members and language lovers are welcome to the university assembly hall to celebrate Estonia’s Mother Tongue Day.
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The theme week, running from 5 to 11 February, will include a social media campaign highlighting the work and achievements of women researchers.
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The Digital Cleanup Week will take place at the University of Tartu for the fourth time from 22 to 26 January.
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The Council of the Institute of Genomics at the University of Tartu re-elected Professor Mait Metspalu as the institute's director for 2024–2026.
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The joint annual conference of the UT Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and the UT Institute of Genomics, which summarizes the events of 2022 in science, takes place on 11-12 January, 2024. 
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Over the next seven years, the government will fund ten centres of excellence addressing scientific issues of importance to Estonia. The University of Tartu has tight connections with all of them.
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In a new study published in Nature, scientists used spatial genetic modelling to test key hypotheses about the expansion of Bantu-speaking populations across the African continent.
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The University of Tartu plans to establish a subsidiary, Estonian Multiomics Company (EMC). Its aim is to bring together individuals who give access to their health data and trusted companies that analyse people’s pseudonymised health data to create innovative health services and products.
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Adult learners are welcome to participate in micro-credential programmes starting in the spring semester and delivered in block mode or online form suitable for working people. Applications can be submitted until 21 January 2024.
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