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George Busby

George Busby

George Busby

Post-doctoral research associate

Research overview

George works in Chris Spencer's group in Oxford as a collaboration with MalariaGEN on the analysis of human genetic data. He explores the effects of demography and natural selection on the human genome. He is currently working with a large African dataset developing new models to identify regions of the genome that may have been altered in response to infectious disease. He is also interested in using genetic data to uncover novel inferences about our evolutionary past, and has helped developed models that characterise recent human admixture history.

Selected publications

Montinaro F, Busby, GBJ, Pascali VL, Myers S, Hellenthal G, Capelli C Unravelling the hidden ancestry of american admixed populations. (in press) Nature Communications.

Hellenthal G, Busby, GBJ, Band G, Wilson JF, Capelli C, Falush D, Myers S (2014) A genetic atlas of human admixture history. Science 343: 747–751

Busby, GBJ, Brisighelli F, Sánchez-Diz P, Ramos-Luis E, Martinez-Cadenas C, Thomas MG, Bradley DG, GusmãoL, Winney B, Bodmer W, Vennemann M, Coia V, Scarnicci F, Tofanelli S, Vona G, Ploski R, Vecchiotti C, Zemunik T, Rudan I, Karachanak S, Toncheva D, Anagnostou P, Ferri G, Rapone C, Hervig T, Moen T, Wilson JF, Capelli C (2012) The peopling of Europe and the cautionary tale of y chromosome lineage r-m269. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279: 884 –892.