Dong Hoon Shin MD, PhD, MS. Lab of Bioanthropology, Paleopathology and History of Diseases, Department of Anatomy/Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 103 Daehak-ro (Yongon-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, South Korea. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org(DH Shin); TEL: +82-2-740-8203
Invited to 2017 Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology
I was invited to "The 2017 Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology" (20-25 August 2017 in Groningen, the Netherlands) as a speaker.
[S2] The spread and evolution of ancient infectious diseases
The Scientific Studies on Ancient Parasite Infection of East Asia by Microscopic and Genetic Researches
Dong Hoon Shin
Bioanthropology and Paleopathology Lab, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
Only about 100 years ago, parasite disease was one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide. The recent development of paleo-parasitology using archaeological samples can provide a wealth of information, making a scientific basis for understanding of ancient parasitism in history. Although East Asia is a region with a long history, the academic tradition of the research on the ancient parasitism was very weak. In recent years, however, interdisciplinary studies successfully revealed how the people of the area were affected by parasite infection in the past; and further analyzed even the ancient parasite genes. Actually, through the microscopic examinations of the mummy coprolites, we estimated the infection prevalence of each parasite spp. in pre-modern East Asia. More interestingly, using the ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis, we also got the genetic information of the ancient parasites prevalent in this area. To date, we sequenced Ascaris, Trichuris, Clonorchis, and Paragonimus aDNA; and by the analysis of the accumulated genetic information, we gained scientific evidences for understanding the genetic traits of ancient parasites in the historical East Asia. By the approaches, we know how the pre-modern parasitism in here differs from now and how their genetic characteristics have changed over the years.
Date: May 23-24, 2019 Venue: Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju Island, South Korea Organizing Committee:Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University) Myeung Ju Kim (Dankook University) Yuryang Jang (MND Agency for KIA Recovery & Identification) Eun Jin Woo (Sejong University)
Scientific Committee:Soong Deok Lee (Seoul National University) Sunyoung Pak (Seoul National University) Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University) Hisashi Fujita (Niigata College of Nursing) Shinji Harihara (The University of Tokyo) Toshiyuki Tsurumoto (Nagasaki University) ▶ May 23, 2019
15:30 ~ 17:00 Korea-Japan Paleopathology Forum 2019
This forum was held in conjunction with The Annual Meeting of Korean Association of Physical Anthropologists 2019.
Special Issue of Paleoparasitology A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects
Organized by Min Seo, Karl Reinhard, Dong Hoon Shin Using a variety of recently developed research techniques, paleoparasitological research has rapidly developed in recent years, entering a new stage to better understand our ancestors’ parasitic infections across the world. Despite these achievements, there has not much opportunity for archaeoparasitologists to gather and share in-depth opinions. For this reason, the 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA) held in Korea (Aug 19-24, 2018; EXCO) have provided very meaningful opportunities for the researchers concerned. The sessions were organized by archaeoparasitologists under the unified theme of "A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects". In the sessions, many great studies were presented for parastologists, archaeologists, and paleopathologists from South Korea as well as many countr…
A session of “The 3rd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology” Bangkok, Thailand (June 17-21, 2019) Full Program Here
S05 LIFE OF URBAN AND RURAL SOCIETIES IN ANCIENT SOUTHEAST ASIA Conveners: Dong Hoon Shin and Yong Jun Kim
This session aims to bring together researchers from Asia to discuss diverse aspects of Early Asian societies; daily life, health, social institution, ritual landscape and complex relationship between urban and rural societies. The movement of people, goods and resources keep in close connections. It is said that everyone has clear idea on what cities are, but still far unclear how big it should be. Today in Switzerland, urban areas are more than 10,000 inhabitants, while in Iceland, populations of several hundred for urban. Thus this session will touch upon different views on what urban is in Early Asia. Almost all ancient cities had rural origin as gradual evolution process, and then vast non-urban landscape next to them. Comparative ana…