Qiaomei FU

Professor, Head of the Ancient DNA Lab, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, China

Dr. Qiaomei Fu holds a master degree in archaeometry from Chinese Academy of Sciences. She finished his PhD under the supervision of Svante Pääbo at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) Leipzig in 2013. Thereafter, he worked as a postdoc Research Fellow in the population genetics Group of David Reich in the genetics department of Harvard Medical School. Since August 2008, she is a Research scientist at the MPI-EVA. And form January 2016, she start to be the head of the ancient DNA lab in the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology IVPP, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is engaged in evolutionary genetics and population genetics.  Her present research is focused on using the ancient DNA to trace the gene flow between modern human and archaic human, early modern human migration routes; to explore how agriculture influence on the population structure of Neolithic Expansion in Europe and Asia. The related researches are published in “Nature”, "Science", "PNAS", “Current Biology” and other international high profile journals. One of researches is awarded to be "one of the 2014 annual ten scientific event” in Nature magazine. In 2016,she was selected as one of ten "Science stars of China" in Nature.