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.