Allan Wilson at Otago explores the health and histories of New Zealand populations using evolutionary genomics.
The Steering Committee guides the research direction of Allan Wilson at Otago.
We are delighted to have Mr Gary Wilson, Allan's brother, as a Wilson family representative on our committee.
- Mr Gary Wilson, Wilson family representative
- Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, Director
- Professor Neil Gemmell, Deputy Director
- Professor Hamish Spencer, Deputy Director
Biological Anthropology including human evolution and human history and adaptation in the Pacific region, focused on both ancient and modern populations.
Presentations and interviews with Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith
Mathematical and statistical modelling; development of novel techniques and software for analysis of complex evolutionary signals.
Presentations and interviews with Professor David Bryant
Geneticist and evolutionary biology with broad interests in the application of genomics to explore evolutionary processes and consequences.
Presentations and interviews with Professor Neil Gemmell
Paleogenomics and development of ancient DNA tools for genetic analyses of ancient human remains.
Presentations and interviews with Associate Professor Michael Knapp
Genetic basis of metabolic disease in the modern Māori and Pacific populations.
Presentations and interviews with Professor Tony Merriman
Mathematical population genetics and epigenetics, field-oriented evolutionary studies including taxonomic work, and the history of genetics, especially eugenics.
Presentations and interviews with Professor Hamish Spencer
Evolutionary genetics and biogeography.
Presentations and interviews with Professor Jon Waters
- Professor Russell Gray Director, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
- Professor David Lambert Griffiths University, Australia
- Associate Professor Craig Millar University of Auckland
Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, Director.
More about Lisa's research:
- Global DNA, He Kitenga, a University of Otago publication
- Read a profile about Lisa
- Read more about Lisa's research in Voyage of discovery, Otago Magazine
More about the principle investigators' work: