Donata Luiselli is associate full professor at the University of Bologna (05/B1-BIO/08) since 2005 and works in the field of molecular anthropology and genomics of human populations. In particular, her research interests are focused on the genomic study of the current human biodiversity, archaeogenetics, the genetic and epigenetic analysis of populations and the analysis of genes subject to selection pressure (e.g. involved in temperature control and nutrition processes). In her work, she collaborates with colleagues of other subjects (forensic genetics, linguistics, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and medicine), stating the importance of the human evolution approach in the different investigation fields and preferring a multidisciplinary approach. She is involved in national and international research projects and collaborates with several national and international universities and research centres.