Causes and consequence of human trait variation (2019–2024)
The Fellowship aims to exploit the availability of Big Data from the genomics revolution to understand the relationship between the genome, the environment and complex human traits. New statistical methods and userfriendly
software tools will be developed and applied to datasets on millions of individuals, to disentangle causation from correlation, and generate new knowledge on human life history variation and healthy ageing. This positions Australia to benefit from rapid advances in genomic technologies, to build and sustain critical capacity in statistical genetics, and better understand the causes and consequence of individual differences in human traits from genetic and environmental factors across the entire human lifespan.