Human population genetics
Person in charge : Evelyne HEYER
The classic aim of human population genetics is to study the impact of the different evolutionary forces on the distribution of genetic diversity between and among populations.
By taking into account the current diversity of our human species, the tools of human population genetic enable us to retrace the history of populations, find out if, in the entire human species or in some of its populations, some genes were subject to selection. Therefore, human population genetics is one of the appropriate tools that can help retrace the evolutionary past of a species and understand its current diversity.
Beyond this classic approach, our research team seeks to understand how did social behaviour influence the biological evolution of our species.
Post PhD Students