Matthew Silcocks - 'The Genomic Landscape of Indigenous Australia: New Pathways for Health and Disease' - PhD Confirmation Seminar
Old Microbiology (MIG, Royal Parade Entrance)
Since the advent of the genomic era, Indigenous populations of Australia have remained undersampled in surveys of human genetic variation. Our failure to gain an understanding of the patterns of variation which segregate within and between these groups will ultimately widen the already considerable gap in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This study is concerned with investigating a number of genomic parameters of immediate interest to current and future studies of Indigenous genomics, health and disease. To do so, the study will analyse a remarkable collection of Illumina sequencing data curated by the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG). This seminar will provide a broad overview of the utility of genomics in approaches investigating human health and disease, with illustrative examples from publicly available datasets.
Supervisors: Ashley Farlow, Stephen Leslie