14:15 - 15:00

I present results from the People of the British Isles (POBI) project, an exploration of the fine-scale genetic architecture of the United Kingdom. Using the DNA of individuals sampled across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, I illustrate the striking correlation between an individual's genetics and their geographic origins. Furthermore, by comparing the DNA of UK individuals to that of individuals sampled from continental Europe, we identify clear differences in ancestry among different geographic regions of the UK, reflecting the genetic imprint of the Anglo-Saxon and Norwegian Viking migrations from several centuries ago.

Garrett Hellenthal, Ph.D., Statistical Geneticist at University College London

Garrett Hellenthal is a statistical geneticist at University College London, whose primary work involves identifying the factors that contribute to the genetic variation among worldwide human groups.