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Statistical and Computational Genetics Tools for Investigation of Human History from Large Genetic Datasets

Statistical and Computational Genetics Tools for Investigation of Human History from Large Genetic Datasets

Objective

This proposal concerns the development of new statistical and computations methods for drawing inferences from genetic data. As a member of the Genographic Consortium, the author has access to both vast amounts of genetic data, and an array of scientific collaborators worldwide, seeking to answer questions regarding history of the human species, ancient migrations, etc. through analysis of genetic data. Some of the work already performed includes a method for mutation probability estimation from large datasets, and a paper on analysis of a large mtDNA database. A number of exciting challenges for the future work are discussed. Once the author joins the faculty at Tel Aviv University, this research will contribute to ongoing international collaboration, to inter-disciplinary collaboration within the University and to increasing our understanding about the past --- and future --- of our species, and the manner in which people world wide are connected to each other as members of one extended family.
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Coordinator

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Address

Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv

Israel

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

Administrative Contact

Yoav Benjamini (Prof.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 208019

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2007

  • End date

    30 September 2011

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 100 000

  • EU contribution

    € 100 000

Coordinated by:

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel