ARC Future Fellowships - Grant ID: FT170100448 [ 2018-01-01 - 2021-12-31 ]

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Researchers: Dr Bastien Llamas (Future Fellowship)

Brief description An integrated molecular approach to human evolution. This project aims to use the power of High Throughput Sequencing to investigate a range of genetic mechanisms that facilitate rapid human adaptation to diverse environments. This project expects to create the first ultra-high-quality Aboriginal Australian reference genome using Single Molecule, Real-Time Sequencing, which will expand the known range of human genomic and non-genomic variation. The results should offer the first detailed, long-term reconstruction of the evolutionary history of human adaptability to specific environmental and cultural stressors. Importantly, the translation of the results to biomedical research will shed new light on the origins of modern diseases.

Funding Amount $684,053

Funding Scheme ARC Future Fellowships

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