Department of Organismal Biology

Jakobsson Lab

We have a broad interest in population genetics, human evolution and human history. In particular, our research focus on understanding population history and human evolution using genetic information from both recent and ancient individuals, developing population genetic theory and statistical methods for analyzing large-scale genomic data, and search for genomic regions targeted by selection at various time-points in human history. We combine approaches of theoretical population genetics, computational biology, statistical genetics, to advanced molecular genetics and ancient DNA. We analyze the population-genomic information from current-day individuals and ancient human remains to gain access to information about human past that was previously hidden. A great part of our research contributes to the ATLAS project.

Ongoing research