SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
Kinship and Poznan
Dnr:

SNIC 2018/8-31

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Mattias Jakobsson

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2018-01-22

End Date:

2019-02-01

Primary Classification:

10609: Genetics (medical to be 30107 and agricultural to be 40402)

Allocation

Abstract

The aim of the project is to estimate relatedness, based on low coverage NGS data, between various Neolithic individuals in selected populations from Central Europe and Anatolia. In order to do that I will be testing various variant calling and relatedness/kinship estimating methods and scripts on aDNA data generated from genomic sequence data. Recently various different approaches for kinship estimation on low coverage aDNA data were proposed and published by several research groups. The idea behind the project is to compare those methods on the same set of samples and ultimately use them to reconstruct the kinship patterns in several Neolithic populations.