Associate Professor Bastien Llamas

Honorary Associate Professor, National Centre for Indigenous Genomics, John Curtin School of Medical Research
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Evolutionary Impacts Of Climate Change 060306
  • Biological Adaptation 060303
  • Anthropological Genetics 060401
  • Epigenetics (Incl. Genome Methylation And Epigenomics) 060404
  • Genomics 060408
  • Molecular Evolution 060409
  • Population, Ecological And Evolutionary Genetics 060411

Research interests

Assoc. Prof. Llamas is a former ARC Future Fellow. He is currently Honorary Associate Professor at the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics in the John Curtin School of Medical Research. He is also Head of Genome Biology and Evolutionary Medicine in the Indigenous Genomics team of the Telethon Kids Institute, Associate Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), and Associate Professor and Group Leader in Molecular Anthropology at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) at the University of Adelaide. 

Assoc. Prof. specialises in the analysis of ancient DNA extracted from past human populations and extinct animals to address outstanding questions in evolutionary biology. He investigates a range of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms and host-microbiome interactions that facilitate human adaptation to diverse environmental and cultural stressors. He intends to combine a range of advanced new analytical methods (e.g., long-read sequencing, genome graphs) to integrate past and present indigenous genetic diversity from human populations around the world into a new human pangenome reference.

Projects and Grants

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