David elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
MIG's Director recognised for his outstanding contributions to science and scientific research
On 27 May 2019, the Australian Academy of Science announced the election of 22 new Fellows for their outstanding contributions to science and scientific research. Australia’s top scientists were elected as Fellows of the Academy, including MIG's own Professor David Balding. The honorific awards (including new Fellows) will be presented at the Academy’s annual celebration of science, Science at the Shine Dome on 30 May 2019.
Professor David Balding FAA
David Balding is co-developer of the Balding–Nichols match probability formulae, which allow for population genetic effects in the evaluation of DNA profile evidence. He is also author of the likeLTD software for profiles obtained from low DNA template and/or degraded samples. He is co-proposer of the Balding–Nichols model for simulation of genetic data from structured populations and for likelihood-based inferences from structured population data. He is a pioneer of computational methods for inferring demographic history and detecting the effects of selection, and has made important contributions to methods for genetic association analyses.
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