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
Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith
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
Professor David Bryant
Mathematical and statistical modelling; development of novel techniques and software for analysis of complex evolutionary signals.
Presentations and interviews with Professor David Bryant
Professor Neil Gemmell
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
Associate Professor Michael Knapp
Paleogenomics and development of ancient DNA tools for genetic analyses of ancient human remains.
Presentations and interviews with Associate Professor Michael Knapp
Professor Tony Merriman
Genetic basis of metabolic disease in the modern Māori and Pacific populations.
Presentations and interviews with Professor Tony Merriman
Professor Hamish Spencer
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
Professor Jon Waters
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