Prof David BALDING


School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: 307 OGS
  • Building: Old Geology South
  • Campus: Parkville

Research Interests

  • Statistics
  • Computational biology
  • Statistical genetics

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • Doug Speed, J. HOLMES, D. Balding. Evaluating and improving heritability models using summary statistics.. Nature Genetics, 2020. doi: 10.1038/s41588-020-0600-y.

  • MM Andersen, D. Balding. Y-profile evidence: Close paternal relatives and mixtures. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 38, 48-53, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2018.10.004.

  • K Adhikari, J Mendoza-Revilla, A Sohail, M Fuentes-Guajardo, J Lampert, JC Chacón-Duque, M Hurtado, V Villegas, V Granja, V Acuña-Alonzo, C Jaramillo, W Arias, RB Lozano, P Everardo, J Gómez-Valdés, H Villamil-Ramírez, CC Silva de Cerqueira, T Hunemeier, V Ramallo, L Schuler-Faccini, FM Salzano, R Gonzalez-José, MC Bortolini, S Canizales-Quinteros, C Gallo, G Poletti, G Bedoya, F Rothhammer, DJ Tobin, M Fumagalli, D. Balding, A Ruiz-Linares. A GWAS in Latin Americans highlights the convergent evolution of lighter skin pigmentation in Eurasia.. Nature communications, 10, 358 (16pp), 2019. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-08147-0.

  • Maria Simonsen Speed, D. Balding, Asger Hobolth. A general framework for moment-based analysis of genetic data.. Journal of mathematical biology, 1727-1769, 2019. doi: 10.1007/s00285-018-01325-0.

  • J. HOLMES, Doug Speed, D. Balding. Summary statistic analyses do not correct confounding bias: Appendix. 2019. doi: 10.1101/532069.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Chengyu LI

Current MSc Students

Name Project title
Xiaoqian HOU

Past MSc Students

Name Project title

Recent Grant History

Year(s) Source Type Title
2019 - 2021 ARC Discovery Improved models to understand the genomic architecture of complex traits


  • Director of Melbourne Integrative Genomics


  • Research and Industry Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee