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Olivia Johnson

Class Year: 2020

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Adelaide

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: SA

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Olivia Johnson

Class Year: 2020

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Adelaide

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: SA

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

I am driven by a desire to understand the origins and development of the diverse populations we see around the world today and the modern relevance of evolutionarily significant genomic regions. I aspire to become a female innovator in my field and encourage other girls and women to make their mark in STEM.

 

My PhD project will look at developing genome-wide selection scanning technologies to detect genetic selection in ancient and modern genomes. I hope to apply these to ancient genomic data to obtain a deeper understanding of the role of selection in shaping the landscape of human diversity and disease.

 

When I am not studying, I enjoy reading, learning languages, exercising, and spending time with my family.

Skills & Expertise

  • Positive Selection
  • Ancient DNA
  • Bioinformatics
  • Population Genetics
  • Writing and Communication

"My proudest moment was referencing a paper on which I am a co-author in my honours thesis."


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