Chromosome Y analysis of the descendants and potential ancestors of the Inca rulers

This project based at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA will leverage a recently published study (Sandoval et al. 2018) that reports Chromosome Y lineages from descendants of the Inca nobility.

The aim will be to generate genetic information from the chromosome Y of pre-Columbian and present-day individuals and test ancestral relationships along paternal lineages.

The work will be both experimental and computer-based.

Bastien Llamas


Dr Bastien Llamas

Research area: Ancient DNA, epigenetics and bioinformatics - Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD)

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Evolution and Palaeobiology

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