Leveraging genetic variation in the social partners to investigate effects of the social environment on behaviour


  • Dr Amelie Baud

    EMBL-EBI, Hinxton

Project summary

During her Fellowship, Amelie will investigate the influence of the social environment on behaviour using laboratory rodents as models. To tackle this challenging problem, she will use a genetic approach whereby the genes of an animal are used to predict its influence on another animal with which it interacts. Amelie's project is interdisciplinary: in Dr Oliver Stegle's group at the European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, she will analyse existing large-scale datasets with many phenotypes and genome-wide genotypes from outbred rodents; in the lab of Professor Robert W. Williams at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, she will carry out a designed mouse experiment.