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Laurent Excoffier
Computational and Molecular
Population Genetics Group
University of Bern
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At the Computational and Molecular Population Genetics (CMPG) Group we are developing new methodologies for the simulation and analysis of molecular polymorphisms within species, with a particular focus on humans. We also develop and maintain the Arlequin software, a popular package for the analysis of multi-locus genetic diversity within and between populations as well as statistical methods to reconstruct and infer evolutionary processes from genomic data. The team focuses on the effect of range expansions on genomic and functional diversity, and the detection of signatures of adaptation and selection at the molecular level.

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