ISCB and ASBCB present

Southern African Human Population Structure - an Opportunity to Expand Genomics Research Worldwide
Presented by Caitlin Uren, Stellenboch University

Plan to Watch!

Join us Thursday, July 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT for this jointly hosted webinar.  ISCBacademy is complimenatry for all ISCB members. In partnership with the RNA Society, we are also offering this content complimentary to RNA Society members.  Not a Member?  You can still join for a nominal fee OR become a member and get this webinar and upcoming ones free!


Human genetic diversity in southern Africa is vast, complex and unique. Identifying and characterizing population structure in this region is not a trivial task but when performed correctly, allows for this information to be included in numerous genomic analyses such as studies investigating a populations’ demographic and genetic history and the association between this history and both Mendelian and complex diseases. I will discuss results from our population genetic and demographic studies and how this is related to various phenotypes (with a focus on tuberculosis susceptibility), and discuss various aspects of genomics that in my opinion are greatly lacking in southern Africa. I will conclude by discussing how populations worldwide will benefit from genomics research in this region.