Department of Ecology and Genetics

Jakobsson Group:
Ancient DNA

Jakobsson Group

Our research

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The research focuses on understanding evolutionary and demographic processes by using mathematical models and developing and utilizing statistical and computational methods for analyzing large genomic data sets. Specifically, we are interested in: human evolutionary genetics and inferring demographic history based population-genetic data, theoretical population genetics, developing methods for searching for genes targeted by recent selection, models of founder events and their implications for patterns of genetic variation, and the impact of demography on gene-mapping.

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About us

Mattias Jakobsson

Professor of Genetics

We are associated with:
Department of Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC)
EBC Graduate School on Genomes and Phenotypes
SciLifeLab Uppsala

Research interests

The research focuses on understanding evolutionary and demographic processes by using mathematical models and developing and utilizing statistical and computational methods for analyzing large genomic data sets. Specifically, we are interested in:

  • Human evolutionary genetics and inferring demographic history based population-genetic data.
  • Theoretical population genetics.
  • Developing methods for searching for genes targeted by recent selection.
  • Models of founder events and their implications for patterns of genetic variation.
  • The impact of demography on gene-mapping.

Background

2014- Professor of Genetics, Uppsala University
2008-2013 Assistant Professor, Uppsala University
2005-2008 Postdoc, Computational biology, Rosenberg Lab, University of Michigan.
2005 PhD, Genetics, Section for Evolutionary Genetics, Lund University.
2003-2004 Research visit at the Nordborg Lab, University of Southern California.
2001 MS Biology and Mathematics, Lund University.

Our research is funded by the Swedish Research Council, the European Research Council, Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, and the Swedish Central Bank foundation