Evolutionary Genomics Research Centre

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    United Kingdom

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Evolutionary genetics has undergone a huge shift since 2005, due to new DNA sequencing technologies. Next-generation sequencing at the level of the whole genome has contributed enormously to our understanding of not only the human past (in archaeogenetics) but to the evolutionary history of life on earth more broadly. The Research Centre includes scientists with diverse interests ranging from forensic archaeology and entomology to molecular ecology and adaptation, from the origins of animals to the evolution of horizontal transfer, and from evolutionary cell biology to human origins, prehistoric human migrations and domestication. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Mitochondrial DNA, Y-chromosome, genome wide and whole genome sequence analysis in modern and ancient humans, domesticates and commensals
  • Ecological genomics and evolution
  • Eukaryotic evolution
  • The evolutionary origin of animals
  • Mobile selfish DNA
  • Codon usage bias and protein synthesis

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  • Ancient DNA at the edge of the world: Continental immigration and the persistence of Neolithic male lineages in Bronze Age Orkney

    Scottish Genomes Partnership, Dulias, K., Foody, M. G. B., Justeau, P., Silva, M., Martiniano, R., Oteo-García, G., Fichera, A., Rodrigues, S., Gandini, F., Meynert, A., Donnelly, K., Aitman, T. J., Chamberlain, A., Lelong, O., Kozikowski, G., Powlesland, D., Waddington, C., Mattiangeli, V., Bradley, D. G. & 8 others, Bryk, J., Soares, P., Wilson, J. F., Wilson, G., Moore, H., Pala, M., Edwards, C. J. & Richards, M. B., 22 Feb 2022, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 119, 8, 10 p., e2108001119.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Large-scale migration into Britain during the Middle to Late Bronze Age

    Patterson, N., Isakov, M., Booth, T., Büster, L., Fischer, C. E., Olalde, I., Ringbauer, H., Akbari, A., Cheronet, O., Bleasdale, M., Adamski, N., Altena, E., Bernardos, R., Brace, S., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Callan, K., Candilio, F., Culleton, B., Curtis, E., Demetz, L. & 203 others, Carlson, K. S. D., Edwards, C. J., Fernandes, D. M., Foody, M. G. B., Freilich, S., Goodchild, H., Kearns, A., Lawson, A. M., Lazaridis, I., Mah, M., Mallick, S., Mandl, K., Micco, A., Michel, M., Morante, G. B., Oppenheimer, J., Özdoğan, K. T., Qiu, L., Schattke, C., Stewardson, K., Workman, J. N., Zalzala, F., Zhang, Z., Agustí, B., Allen, T., Almássy, K., Amkreutz, L., Ash, A., Baillif-Ducros, C., Barclay, A., Bartosiewicz, L., Baxter, K., Bernert, Z., Blažek, J., Bodružić, M., Boissinot, P., Bonsall, C., Bradley, P., Brittain, M., Brookes, A., Brown, F., Brown, L., Brunning, R., Budd, C., Burmaz, J., Canet, S., Carnicero-Cáceres, S., Čaušević-Bully, M., Chamberlain, A., Chauvin, S., Clough, S., Čondić, N., Coppa, A., Craig, O., Črešnar, M., Cummings, V., Czifra, S., Danielisová, A., Daniels, R., Davies, A., de Jersey, P., Deacon, J., Deminger, C., Ditchfield, P. W., Dizdar, M., Dobeš, M., Dobisíková, M., Domboróczki, L., Drinkall, G., Đukić, A., Ernée, M., Evans, C., Evans, J., Fernández-Götz, M., Filipović, S., Fitzpatrick, A., Fokkens, H., Fowler, C., Fox, A., Gallina, Z., Gamble, M., González Morales, M. R., González-Rabanal, B., Green, A., Gyenesei, K., Habermehl, D., Hajdu, T., Hamilton, D., Harris, J., Hayden, C., Hendriks, J., Hernu, B., Hey, G., Horňák, M., Ilon, G., Istvánovits, E., Jones, A. M., Kavur, M. B., Kazek, K., Kenyon, R. A., Khreisheh, A., Kiss, V., Kleijne, J., Knight, M., Kootker, L. M., Kovács, P. F., Kozubová, A., Kulcsár, G., Kulcsár, V., Le Pennec, C., Legge, M., Leivers, M., Loe, L., López-Costas, O., Lord, T., Los, D., Lyall, J., Marín-Arroyo, A. B., Mason, P., Matošević, D., Maxted, A., McIntyre, L., McKinley, J., McSweeney, K., Meijlink, B., Mende, B. G., Menđušić, M., Metlička, M., Meyer, S., Mihovilić, K., Milasinovic, L., Minnitt, S., Moore, J., Morley, G., Mullan, G., Musilová, M., Neil, B., Nicholls, R., Novak, M., Pala, M., Papworth, M., Paresys, C., Patten, R., Perkić, D., Pesti, K., Petit, A., Petriščáková, K., Pichon, C., Pickard, C., Pilling, Z., Price, T. D., Radović, S., Redfern, R., Resutík, B., Rhodes, D. T., Richards, M. B., Roberts, A., Roefstra, J., Sankot, P., Šefčáková, A., Sheridan, A., Skae, S., Šmolíková, M., Somogyi, K., Somogyvári, Á., Stephens, M., Szabó, G., Szécsényi-Nagy, A., Szeniczey, T., Tabor, J., Tankó, K., Maria, C. T., Terry, R., Teržan, B., Teschler-Nicola, M., Torres-Martínez, J. F., Trapp, J., Turle, R., Ujvári, F., van der Heiden, M., Veleminsky, P., Veselka, B., Vytlačil, Z., Waddington, C., Ware, P., Wilkinson, P., Wilson, L., Wiseman, R., Young, E., Zaninović, J., Žitňan, A., Lalueza-Fox, C., de Knijff, P., Barnes, I., Halkon, P., Thomas, M. G., Kennett, D. J., Cunliffe, B., Lillie, M., Rohland, N., Pinhasi, R., Armit, I. & Reich, D., 27 Jan 2022, In: Nature. 601, 7894, p. 588-594 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    3 Citations (Scopus)
  • Migration and community in Bronze Age Orkney: Innovation and continuity at the Links of Noltland

    Moore, H., Wilson, G., Ni Challanain, M., McCormick, M., Marshall, P. D., Dulias, K., Foody, M. G. B., Justeau, P., Pala, M., Richards, M. B. & Edwards, C. J., 30 Mar 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Antiquity. p. 1-19 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access