Peter Visscher

Titels Prof.
Initials P.M.
Main position Hoogleraar University of Queensland
Chair Quantitative Genetics
Domain Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Foreign Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Employed by University of Queensland
Building #80, St Lucia Campus
4072 St Lucia
Australia
tel.  +61 7 3871 2048
peter.visscher@uq.edu.au
Personal website

Peter Visscher is one of the world’s leading specialists in statistical and quantitative genetics. He is one of the few scientists who understands the genetics of human, animal and plant populations.

He and his team have developed software tools to map genes, combinations of genes and the associated traits in human, animal and plant populations. This has allowed them to show how intelligence is a heritable trait and that it depends on the effects of hundreds and even thousands of genes.