Video: Human Evolution and Disease

India represents one of the largest sources of human diversity, comprising of more than 4500 anthropologically well defined populations. This presentation focuses on on how the indian genetics is different from rest of the world and what would be its implications in health and disease.

Dr.K. Thangaraj presented his talk on "Human Evolution and Disease" on January 26, 2013 at a Symposium on Science and Secularism/Thinkfest ’13 in Nungambakkam, Chennai, India.

Thangaraj Dr. K. Thangaraj is a Senior Principal Scientist and Group Leader at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. His main research interests are; origin of modern humans; molecular basis of - infertility, sex determination, mitochondrial disorders, cardiovascular disease, forensic genetics and Ayurveda Prakritis. He has published 150 research articles in peer-reviewed journals; including Nature, Nature Genetics, Science and Lancet. Dr. Thangaraj is an elected Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences, and AP Akademi of Science. He is an Adjunct Visiting Professor of Manipal University; and a recipient of Raman Research Fellowship, Rashtriya Rathan Award, and the UK-India Education and Research Initiative Major Award. He is an associate Editor of BMC Medical Genetics; Review Editor of Frontiers in Evolutionary and Population Genetics; Board Editor of Mitochondrion; and member of the Editorial Board of the journals - Human Biology, Clinical Genetics, Investigative Genetics, and The Open Andrology Journal. He is the President of the Indian Society of Human Genetics and the founder Secretary of the Society for mitochondrial Research and Medicine.
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