Professor Mikkel H. Schierup

The Mikkel Heide Schierup group develops and applies new methods within population genetics and genomics. Two major areas of application is primate evolutionary genomics with focus on what made us human and application of evolutionary principles to association mapping of human diseases.

The group relies on an interdisciplinary approach based on statistics, computer science and biological insight, and uses high performance computing for the analyses of trillions of DNA sequences.

The research group currently consists of 9 members and resides within the Bioinformatics Research Centre (~50 scientists/students), which is focused on methods development and analyses in bioinformatics in more general but with focus on genomics and evolution.