Population and Statistical Genetics – Biologisk Institut - Københavns Universitet

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Bioinformatics Centre

Population and Statistical Genetics____________________________________

Hans Siegismund, Associate Professor We work on population genetics, phylogeography and speciation processes of large African mammals, mainly bovids and great apes.  Another research area includes the study of evolutionary genetics of foot-and-mouse-disease (FMD) virus in East Africa.

Anders Albrechtsen, Associate Professor Our group develops statistical and computational methods for analysis of genomic data including methods for performing multi-loci association studies, methods for detecting and correcting for population stratification, methods for detecting natural selection, loci dependent methods for modeling identity-by-descent and various methods for analysis of second generation sequencing data.

Rute Fonseca, Assistant Professor My group uses computational tools to study molecular evolution in a variety of organisms: birds, cephalopods, mussels, crop plants and thermophilic bacteria. My recent work involves exploring large-scale genomic information on both modern and ancient DNA data sets. I am particularly interested in protein function evolution and how this impacts phenotypes.

Ida Moltke, Assistant Professor We develop and apply statistical methods to genomic data with the purpose of gaining insights into human disease, history and evolution. For instance, by studying DNA from the Greenlandic population we recently identified a genetic variant that explains 10-15% of all cases of type 2 diabetes in Greenland. We have also looked into the migration history of the Artic and are currently investigating how the Greenlanders have genetically adapted the Arctic cold and their very fat-rich diet consisting mainly of seal and fish.