University of Cambridge   Department of Biological Anthropology
An inter-disciplinary approach for identifying evolutionary active regions in the human genome. ERC Starting Investigator grant FP7 – 261213


 

Publications

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    2014

  1. Cardona A, Pagani L, Antao T, Lawson DJ, Eichstaedt CA, Yngvadottir B, Shwe MT, Wee J, Romero IG, Raj S, Metspalu M, Villems R, Willerslev E, Tyler-Smith C, Malyarchuk BA, Derenko MV, Kivisild T. (2014) Genome-wide analysis of cold adaptation in indigenous Siberian populations. PLoS One. 2014 May 21;9(5):e98076 (pdf, Supplementary Figures, Supplementary Tables)
  1. Eichstaedt CA, Antão T, Pagani L, Cardona A, Kivisild T, Mormina M. (2014) The Andean adaptive toolkit to counteract high altitude maladaptation: genome-wide and phenotypic analysis of the Collas. PLoS One. 9(3):e93314 (pdf) (Supplementary Online Material)
  1. Chaubey G, Singh M, Crivellaro F, Tamang R, Nandan A, Singh K, Sharma VK, Pathak AK, Shah AM, Sharma V, Singh VK, Selvi Rani D, Rai N, Kushniarevich A, Ilumäe AM, Karmin M, Phillip A, Verma A, Prank E, Singh VK, Li B, Govindaraj P, Chaubey AK, Dubey PK, Reddy AG, Premkumar K, Vishnupriya S, Pande V, Parik J, Rootsi S, Endicott P, Metspalu M, Lahr MM, van Driem G, Villems R, Kivisild T, Singh L, Thangaraj K. (2014) Unravelling the distinct strains of Tharu ancestry. Eur J Hum Genet. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.36. (pdf)
  1. Underhill PA, Poznik GD, Rootsi S, Järve M, Lin AA, Wang J, Passarelli B, Kanbar J, Myres NM, King RJ, Di Cristofaro J, Sahakyan H, Behar DM, Kushniarevich A, Sarac J, Saric T, Rudan P, Pathak AK, Chaubey G, Grugni V, Semino O, Yepiskoposyan L, Bahmanimehr A, Farjadian S, Balanovsky O, Khusnutdinova EK, Herrera RJ, Chiaroni J, Bustamante CD, Quake SR, Kivisild T, Villems R. (2014) The phylogenetic and geographic structure of Y-chromosome haplogroup R1a. Eur J Hum Genet. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.50 (pdf)
  1. Pierron D, Razafindrazaka H, Pagani L, Ricaut FX, Antao T, Capredon M, Sambo C, Radimilahy C, Rakotoarisoa JA, Blench RM, Letellier T, Kivisild T. Genome-wide evidence of Austronesian-Bantu admixture and cultural reversion in a hunter-gatherer group of Madagascar. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 111(3):936-41 (pdf)

  1. Raghavan M, Skoglund P, Graf KE, Metspalu M, Albrechtsen A, Moltke I, Rasmussen S, Stafford Jr TW, Orlando L, Metspalu E, Karmin M, Tambets K, Rootsi S, Mägi R, Campos PF, Balanovska E, Balanovsky O, Khusnutdinova E, Litvinov S, Osipova LP, Fedorova SA, Voevoda MI, Degiorgio M, Sicheritz-Ponten T, Brunak S, Demeshchenko S, Kivisild T, Villems R, Nielsen R, Jakobsson M, Willerslev E. (2013) Upper Palaeolithic Siberian genome reveals dual ancestry of Native Americans. Nature 2014 505(7481):87-91 (pdf)

     

    2013

  2. Rootsi S, Behar DM, Järve M, Lin AA, Myres NM, Passarelli B, Poznik GD, Tzur S, Sahakyan H, Pathak AK, Rosset S, Metspalu M, Grugni V, Semino O, Metspalu E, Bustamante CD, Skorecki K, Villems R, Kivisild T, Underhill PA. (2013) Phylogenetic applications of whole Y-chromosome sequences and the Near Eastern origin of Ashkenazi Levites.  Nat Commun 4:2928. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3928. (pdf)
  1. Migliano AB, Romero IG, Metspalu M, Leavesley M, Pagani L, Antao T, Huang DW, Sherman BT, Siddle K, Scholes C, Hudjashov G, Kaitokai E, Babalu A, Belatti M, Cagan A, Hopkinshaw B, Shaw C, Nelis M, Metspalu E, Mägi R, Lempicki RA, Villems R, Lahr MM, Kivisild T. (2013) Evolution of the Pygmy Phenotype: Evidence of Positive Selection fro Genome-wide Scans in African, Asian, and Melanesian Pygmies. Hum Biol 2013 85(1-3):251-84. (pdf)
  1. Basu Mallick C, Iliescu FM, Möls M, Hill S, Tamang R, Chaubey G, Goto R, Ho SY, Gallego Romero I, Crivellaro F, Hudjashov G, Rai N, Metspalu M, Mascie-Taylor CG, Pitchappan R, Singh L, Mirazon-Lahr M, Thangaraj K, Villems R, Kivisild T. (2013) The Light Skin Allele of SLC24A5 in South Asians and Europeans Shares Identity by Descent. PLoS Genet 9(11):e1003912 (pdf)
  1. Hudjashov G, Villems R, Kivisild T. (2013) Global patterns of diversity and selection in human tyrosinase gene. PLoS One 8(9):e74307 (pdf)
  1. Raj SM, Pagani L, Gallego Romero I, Kivisild T, Amos W. (2013) A general linear model-based approach for inferring selection to climate. BMC Genet 14:87. doi: 10.1186/1471-2156-14-87 (pdf)
  1. Hill S, Mohammad TR, Kivisild T (2013) Effect of nomadic subsistence practices on lactase persistence associated genetic variation in Kuwait. Am J Phys Anth 152:140-4 (pdf)
  1. Raj SM, Halebeedu P, Kadandale JS, Lahr MM, Romero IG, Yadhav JR, Iliescu M, Rai N, Crivellaro F, Chaubey G, Villems R, Thangaraj K, Muniyappa K, Chandra HS, Kivisild T (2013) . Variation at Diabetes- and Obesity-Associated Loci May Mirror Neutral Patterns of Human Population Diversity and Diabetes Prevalence in India. Ann Hum Genet. 77:392-408 (pdf)
  1. Huerta-Sánchez E, Degiorgio M, Pagani L, Tarekegn A, Ekong R, Antao T, Cardona A, Montgomery HE, Cavalleri GL, Robbins PA, Weale ME, Bradman N, Bekele E, Kivisild T, Tyler-Smith C, Nielsen R (2013) Genetic signatures reveal high-altitude adaptation in a set of Ethiopian populations. Mol Biol Evol. 30:1877-88 (pdf)
  1. Gonçalves VF, Stenderup J, Carvalho C, Silva HP, Líryo A, Gonçalves-Dornelas H, Kivisild T, Malaspinas AS, Raghavan M, Campos P, Rasmussen M, Willerslev E, Pena SDJ (2013) Mitochondrial DNA lineages of Polynesian affiliation in an extinct Native Amerindian population from Brazil. PNAS 110:6465–6469 (pdf)

 

 


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