Dr Leo Speidel
Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow
Genetics, Evolution & Environment
Div of Biosciences
- Joined UCL
- 12th Oct 2020
Our genomes contain rich information about our shared genetic past, such as past migrations, introgression with Neanderthals and other extinct hominids, and adaptation to environmental or lifestyle changes throughout human history.
I develop statistical methods for reconstructing this history, scalable to the largest genomic datasets, which now comprise more than 100,000 individuals and record genetic diversity on an unprecedented scale. I am interested in uncovering how different evolutionary forces have shaped today’s observed genetic variation, from which we can learn about our shared evolutionary history and the impact of genetic variation on our health.