Matthias Meyer

Matthias Meyer is a biochemist and Group Leader of the Advanced DNA Sequencing Techniques Group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. He has developed many methods that improve the scope of DNA sequencing in evolutionary studies, a work that has led to the generation of the first high-quality genome sequences from archaic humans as well as the recovery of the oldest DNA sequences known to date from fossils discovered outside the permafrost.