Population genomics of humans and their pathogens:
Natasha Arora joined the forensic genetics group of the ZIFM-UZH as a research associate, where she’s developing new projects that harness the power of genomic technologies. This follows a post-doc exploring the genetic diversity of the bacterial strains responsible for syphilis, a re-emerging sexually transmitted infection. Prior to that, Natasha completed her MSc. in Human Behaviour and Evolution at University College London and her Ph.D on orangutan genetics at the University of Zurich. She’s particularly interested in how advances in population genomics can help the fields of forensics, evolutionary biology, and conservation. Among her other interests are marveling at the biodiversity of life, meeting new people during her travels, and writing short stories.