Love Dalén

Love Dalén is a Professor of evolutionary genetics at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, and one of the research leaders at the Center for Palaeogenetics in Stockholm. His research is focused on the use of ancient DNA to investigate the evolutionary history of different species. His track record includes pioneering the use of microsatellite-based population genetics on Ice Age remains, as well as sequencing the first woolly mammoth, Pleistocene wolf and woolly rhinoceros genomes. In 2021, he led the team that sequenced the oldest DNA ever recovered, from mammoth remains that were more than one million years old.