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Sara Duarri Redondo

PhD student

Sara Duarri Redondo, MSc.

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Genetics and my master’s degree in Bioinformatics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. During my master's studies, I focused on human population genetics. My thesis centered on unraveling the genetic origins of Mercheros, a Spanish ethnic minority. Before finishing my master’s, I joined Summer of High-Performance Computing 2020 hosted by the PRACE.

During my PhD at PopGen Vienna, I will be working on understanding polygenic adaptation. My main goal is to explore what happens once populations adapt to a new environment, aiming to understand which genetic forces shape the genome once trait optimum is reached. To do so, I will be working with Drosophila simulans populations that have been under selective pressure for more than 200 generations.