Mission

Genetic Anthropology in its broadest sense is the study of humankind and all aspects of human life from an evolutionary and biological perspective.

The mission of the Institute of Genetic Anthropology (IGA) is to:

• Conduct research in the field of Genetic Anthropology

• Share the results of the said research with the academic world and the public at large.

As the world is increasingly confronted with sociological, ecological, and medical dead ends, new solutions are urgently needed to avoid further degradation of physiological and psychological well being and the environment.

Our research is mainly aimed at defining how specific traits inherited from our evolutionary past can help us tackle problems such as disease, pollution, deforestation, climat change, malnutrition, mental illness, criminality, warfare, poverty and many others.