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publications

Population history and genetic adaptation of the Fulani nomads: inferences from genome-wide data and the lactase persistence trait.

Human population history in the Holocene was profoundly impacted by changes in lifestyle following the invention and adoption of food-production practices. These changes triggered significant increases in population sizes and expansions over large distances. Here we investigate the population history of the Fulani, a pastoral population extending throughout the African Sahel/Savannah belt.

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Ivan Rodriguez and Alan Carleton just received an ERC Synergy Grant

The project aims at exploring the function and dysfunction of the claustrum, a poorly understood neural structure in the mamalian brain.

events

"Histone H3 Variants and the Inheritance of Chromatin States”

19.12.2019 12:00, 1S059 (Sciences III)

Florian Steiner (BIMOL ).
hosted by: Robbie Loewith.

Research

Our department hosts 12 research laboratories gathering close to 200 scientists, engineers and technical staff. Research topics cover a large variety of topics, such as developmental genetics and neurogenetics, regeneration, evo-devo, physics of biology, phylogenetics or anthropology.

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Education

Teaching life sciences at the University of Geneva is an important duty for all staff scientists. In addition to the bachelor programme, we also propose specific masters and PhD specialisations through various programmes.

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contact

Department of Genetics and Evolution
Quai Ernest-Ansermet, 30
1205 Geneva
Switzerland

office: 4002A
T: +41 22 379 67 85

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