19/12/2014 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Local adaptation as a source of genetic and phenotypic population differences: Insights from modern and ancient human genomes

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Aida Andrés

Genetic Diversity and Selection, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Leipzig, Germany

Aida Andrés, from the Department of Evolutionary Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, aims to understand the influence that natural selection has played in the evolution of humans and other primates. In particular she is interested in how adaptation has shaped the evolution of relevant phenotypes, how natural selection has influenced the acquisition of species-specific traits, what selective forces are responsible for phenotypic diversity within populations and how past selection affects our present-day phenotypes. She has been invited by Jaume Bertranpetit (UPF).