European Framework Programme 6
Network of excellence

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Population genomics


Population genomics is the study of the forces that determine patterns of DNA variation in populations. These forces include mutation, recombination, genetic drift, transposition, adaptation, genetic conflicts, and the demographic history of species. For the first time, the full sequencing of the genome in several model organisms allows one toevaluate the role of these factors in genome evolution. This fundamental knowledge will play a critical part in the success of programmes attempting to characterise genes for complex diseases, for the improvement of crops and livestock species, and for the management of natural resources in conservation biology. The network will use two kinds of instruments: shared genomic data will integrate and structure research in Europe; A summer school, along with mobility and training actions, will spread basic knowledge inside and outside the network.

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Coordinator of the EoI: Michel Veuille, mveuille@snv.jussieu.fr