Niall and Shigeki joined the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution 2019 Meeting (Manchester Central, Manchester, UK). The titles of the presentations are: “Statistical inference of the origin of natural selection in an admixed population” by Niall and “Inferring the model and onset of natural selection under varying population size from the site frequency spectrum and haplotype structure” by Shigeki.
Ciarán O'Connor and Naoise Rasmussen from B.Sc. Human Genetics joined the lab for their summer research projects. Ciarán will work on immunogenomics analysis of inflammatory bowel disease, and Naoise will work on population genomics modelling on human evolution.
Gregory Hodkinson from M.Sc. Molecular Medicine joined the lab. Greg will work on the computational analysis of gut bacteria.
Niall and Shigeki joined the European Mathematical Genetic Meeting 2019 (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland).
Choongwon Jeong, Group Leader of the Population Genetics/MHAAM Group at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, visited the lab and gave a talk entitled “Tracing evolution of inner Eurasian genetic structure using genome-wide data”.
Shigeki joined Future Perspective on Ancient Genomics in East Asia (Tokyo National Museum Kuroda Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan) and gave a talk entitled “Identifying the Origin of Natural Selection in Modern Japanese”.
Niall and Shigeki joined Irish Society of Human Genetics 2018 (Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland). Niall presented his poster entitled “A simulation study on the origin of natural selection in an admixed population”.
Anastasija Walsh, an undergraduate student from Molecular Medicine, joined the lab and has started her project on genomic profiling of immune cells.
Two master students (Keerthana Saravanarajan and Blánaid Ní Chuinneagáin) from M.Sc. Molecular Medicine joined the lab. Keerthana will work on immunogenomic profiling, and Blánaid will work on computational analysis of human genetic variation.
Shigeki had a meeting with the Lithuanian Ambassador in Ireland, Egidijus Meilūnas, and discussed research collaborations.
Oisin Roche-lancaster, an undergraduate student from Molecular Medicine, joined the lab and has started his project on immunogenomics.
Niall Cooke, a PhD student, joined the lab.
Shigeki joined European Mathematical Genetics Meeting 2017 (Estonian Genome Center, Tartu, Estonia) and presented a talk on "Estimating the onsets of selection on new mutations and standing variation in human populations".
A collaborative paper was published in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Shigeki joined Immunogenomics of disease: accelerating to patient benefit (Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK) and presented a poster entitled "Testing a host-microbiome interaction in the susceptibility of TNFSF15 to Crohn’s disease in the Ryukyu Islands".
Our paper was published in Human Genetics.
Shigeki started Ussher Assistant Professor in Genomic Medicine at School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin.