Study Detail

TitleA_plaque_on_both_your_houses__Exploring_the_history_of_urbanisation_and_infectious_diseases_through_the_study_of_archaeological_dental_tartar
Study TypeMetagenomics
Abstract Increasing urbanisation has created epidemic incubators, fuelling infectious diseases and often increasing susceptibility to them. Longitudinal perspectives on the socio-environmental conditions which shape the emergence and 're-emergence' of infectious diseases can help to mitigate and prevent epid .. [more]
Description This study will reconstruct the diversity and relative abundance of infectious pathogens in late 18th century-early 19th century skeletons through metgeonomic analysis of archaeological dental calculus . The focus is Industrial England, which witnessed unprecedented urban growth, and where records i .. [more]
Center NameThe Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute