Felix Tropf has been awarded the prestigious Allianz European Demography Award for his PhD dissertation on the impact of genes on demographic behaviour, whi...
Sociogenome is a research project located at the University of Oxford and Nuffield College funded by the European Research Council and led by Prof. Melinda Mills.
Sociogenome is comprehensive study of the role of genes and gene-environment (GxE) interaction on reproductive behaviour. Until now, social science research has focussed on socio-environmental explanations, largely neglecting the role of genes. Drawing from recent unprecedented advances in molecular genetics we examine whether there is a genetic component to reproductive outcomes, including age at first birth, number of children and infertility and their interaction with the social environment.
We are pleased to announce the Summer School: An introduction to combining social science and molecular genetic research.
New paper in Nature Genetics: `Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior`
Read our new paper on Nature Genetics where we identify 12 specific areas of the DNA sequence that are robustly related with the age at which we have our fir...
Read our new July 2016 PNAS commentary on genes, environment and educational attainment paper
Melinda Mills invited as Keynote Speaker at 38th Congress of the German Sociological Association, September 27, 2016
Melinda Mills invited as Keynote Speaker at 38th Congress of the German Sociological Association, September 27, 2016 link