The ENIGMA (Enhancing Neuro-Imaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis) Consortium is an international effort that brings together researchers in imaging genomics, neurology, and psychiatry to understand brain structure and function. Prof. Fisher co-leads the ENIGMA Evolution working group with Dr Jason Stein. This working group seeks to integrate the latest findings from molecular anthropology and evolutionary genomics with data from large-scale studies of human neuroimaging genetics. In particular, we aim to determine whether genes implicated in hominid evolution are associated with inter-individual variation in brain structure and function in current human populations. More information can be found here.


Example publication

Tilot, A.K., et al.(2021). The evolutionary history of common genetic variants influencing human cortical surface area.
Cerebral Cortex, 31, (4), 1873–1887, doi:10.1093/cercor/bhaa327. [pdf]


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