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Richard M. Single | University of Vermont - Estados Unidos

Grant number: 08/05748-5
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: September 08, 2008 - January 11, 2009
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Human and Medical Genetics
Principal Investigator:Diogo Meyer
Grantee:Diogo Meyer
Visiting researcher: Richard M. Single
Visiting researcher institution: University of Vermont (UVM), United States
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The objectives for this project are to improve our understanding of the global distribution of polymorphism (that is allelic variants, the different forms of a gene) in immune-related genes, the selective and demographic forces that have shaped these distributions, and the implications of these complex genetic systems for anthropological, disease association, and transplantation studies. The proposed project involves a primary collaboration with Dr. Diogo Meyer of the Instituto de Biociências at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Meyer's background in evolutionary biology and my background in biostatistics and statistical genetics are highly complementary. Each of us bring important strengths to our collaboration on population genetic studies of the genes involved in the immune system. (AU)