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Marilou Boddé

Graduate student: Durbin Group

Spatial population genetics

Ancient DNA

Probabilistic modelling


Biography:

2018 - present: PhD student, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK

2017 - 2018: MRes, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

2016 - 2017: Part III of the mathematical tripos, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge, UK

2015 - 2016: Pre-master Mathematics, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

2012 - 2015: Bachelor of Science, University College Utrecht, The Netherlands

Research Interests

I am interested in population genetics models that incorporate spatial information. I want to understand the effects of continuous local gene flow and strong migration pulses on genetic variation of ancient and modern populations. In my PhD project I aim to develop a spatially explicit model which uses both ancient and modern DNA to infer the occurrence migration event and the degree of local gene flow in the past.