Best Student Paper Award awarded to Ilan Libedinsky
The paper of CNCR researcher Ilan Libedinsky “Genetic timeline of human brain and cognitive traits” has been awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 23rd annual conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR), held in Berkeley, California, from July 27-29, 2023.
In the study Libedinsky and co authors Y. Wei, C.A. de Leeuw, J. Rilling, D. Posthuma and M.P. van den Heuvel combined data from genome-wide association studies on human phenotypes traits with estimates of human genome dating. They systematically analyzed the temporal emergence of genetic variants associated with modern-day human brain and cognitive phenotypes over the last five million years. The researchers found that the emergence of genetic variants associated with core human attributes, such as brain morphology, cognition, and neuropsychiatric conditions, follows a distinctive temporal pattern, revealing recent genetic modifications in human evolution.
Article Genetic timeline of human brain and cognitive traits https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.02.05.525539v1
CNCR researcher Ilan Libedinsky