Dr Valentin Hivert

Research Fellow

Institute for Molecular Bioscience


Valentin was awarded a PhD from the French National Institute of Higher Education in Agricultural Sciences and the University of Montpellier (France) in 2018. His thesis focused on methodological developments for genetic differentiation analysis in the Next Generation Sequencing era in a neutral and adaptive context. Since 2019, he works as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Queensland in the Program in Complex Trait Genomics group under the supervision of Professor Peter Visscher. His current research focuses on studying the within and between-population genetic variation in human complex traits.

Research Interests

  • Quantitative and population genetics
    My research interests are at the intersection of quantitative and population genetics. It ranges from the study of complex traits genetic architectures to theoretical developments to understand how the demographic and evolutionary history of populations can explain the origin and maintenance of within and between-population genetic variation.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Montpellier 2 University


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