Festival of Genomics Boston - October 2017, Boston Convention Center

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Eran Elhaik

Eran Elhaik

Lecturer, The University of Sheffield
Dr. Elhaik completed a Ph.D. in Molecular Evolution in the University of Houston with Prof. Dan Graur, studying the evolution of Mammalian Genomes. He then completed two post-docs at Johns Hopkins, working with Prof. Aravinda Chakravarti on population genetics with Prof. Zandi working on mental disorders. Dr. Elhaik is currently a lecturer in the Bioinformatics Hub of the University of Sheffield focusing on population genetics and complex disorders that he links via personalized medicine. Dr. Elhaik's population genetics work received a wide coverage in the press. His recent include developing the GPS tool that identifies the geographic origin of DNA samples with extreme accuracy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27235290) and dating the most ancient human Y chromosome "Y chromosomal Adam" (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122134148.htm). Recently, his group announced the development of ancient GPS, which allows reconstructing prehistoric European migrations
(http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-dna-could-unravel-mystery-prehistoric-european-migration-180963702/)
 
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