Sunday, December 22, 2013

Obituary - Peter Orlando

Peter Orlando, age 89, November 30, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Thelma. Dear father of Elizabeth Orlando, Jennifer (Dennis) Orlando-McLain and Peter (Sally) Orlando. Dear grandfather of Amadeus Weighill and Sara (Scott) Rodgers. Dear great-grandfather of Samantha, Madison, and Jackson Rodgers. Proud veteran of the United States Army in World War II and a member of BAC Local #1. Visitation Thursday from 2-9 p.m. with a prayer evening service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Road (N. of 22 Mile Road) Shelby Township. Instate 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church, 24415 Crocker Boulevard, Clinton Township. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

Published in The Macomb Daily on Dec. 1, 2011

Obituary - Donna Marie Orlando

Donna Marie Orlando, age 61, died on May 18, 2012. Beloved wife of Joseph. Loving mother of Joseph (Robin). Dear daughter of Robert and Lena Zukowski. Sister of Robert (Stacey) Zukowski and David (Margaret) Zukowski. Dear daughter-in-law of Angelina and the late Joseph. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home,13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr). Funeral Mass on Wednesday, 10 a.m., instate 9:30 a.m. at St. Ronald Catholic Church, 17701 15 Mile Road (between Garfield and Groesbeck). Memories shared at
Published in The Macomb Daily on May 20, 2012

Obituary - Antonio Orlando

ORLANDO, ANTONIA Age 62, of St. Clair Shores, A. H. Peters Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe Woods
Published in The Macomb Daily 15th December 2013
(Paper serving Macomb County, Michigan (suburban Detroit, Michigan, USA).

Sent to me by a kind member of the Guild of One Name Studies

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

DNA Public Lecture & Professor Ludovic Orlando

Back in September I mentioned that there was going to be a DNA public lecture at The Royal Society. A fellow member of the Guild of One-Name Studies attended (+Debbie Kennett) and made a few notes about the events. You can read Debbie's blog posts by clicking the links below

Professor Ludovic Orlando, University of Copenhagen, chaired the fourth session and delivered a lecture during session two titled "Digging out the deep evolutionary past of equids: toward really ancient genomes". 

An audio file of the lecture is available from the Royal Society by clicking the audio link below


Ludovic Orlando received his PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Lyon, France, twenty years after the first ancient DNA molecule was ever sequenced. Trained in phylogenomics as a postdoc, he was rapidly appointed as a permanent Associate Professor at the prestigious ENS Lyon. He is now leading a research group at the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen.  Current research in his lab focuses on developing integrative approaches for studying ancient DNA molecules, promoting the field of palaeomics by the merger of biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and computational biology. These novel approaches have recently specifically been used to study the evolutionary history of one iconic mammal: the horse.