The Falcon Genome Project: Diversity, Population Structure and Local Adaptation


WHEN March 29, 2017
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

The Falcon Genome Project commenced in 2010 and resulted in de novo genome assemblies for the peregrine and saker falcons in 2013, which have been used to understand avian evolution, demography and evolutionary adaptation. The two reference genomes have been the basis for further exploration into adaptation in saker falcons across their geographic range in Eurasia, resulting in some surprising patterns and inferences on the recent history of this species. This lecture describes the anatomy of this genomics project, the challenges and outcomes of the research, and the current research directions of the Falcon Genome Project. 

  • Michael Bruford, Professor of Biodiversity, Cardiff University
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  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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