Genetic studies of human population history and disease

In this seminar Raymond will outline his current work in reconstructing the population history of Indigenous groups across Australia, New Guinea, and Island South East Asia, discussing key results and future research directions. Raymond will also talk briefly about a more recent research focus on evolutionary medicine, which seeks to leverage large genomic datasets to investigate how historical evolutionary processes, including adaptation, have shaped modern human disease, and the application of evolutionary genetic knowledge in the development of novel medical treatments.