The role of regulatory elements in the adaptation of modern humans to an agriculturalist diet

Positions held

Since 2010: Professor in Anthropology, Institute of Anthropology, JGU Mainz
2005 - 2010: Junior Professor in Molecular Archaeology, Institute of Anthropology, JGU Mainz
2004 - 2005: Academic Council, Institute of Anthropology, JGU Mainz
2000 - 2004: Research Assistent, Institute of Anthropology, JGU Mainz
1997 - 2000: Research Associate, Institute of Historic Anthropology and Human Ecology, Göttingen University


2000: PhD in Biology (Anthropology, Zoology, Botany), Göttingen University
1997: Master of Arts in Anthropology (minor subjects Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology, and Musicology), JGU Mainz

Selected publications by Joachim Burger

Larson G and Burger J (2013) A population genetics view of animal domestication. Trends in Genetics, 4:197-205 Link

Pinhasi R, Thomas MG, Hofreiter M, Currat M and Burger J (2012) The genetic history of Europeans. Trends in Genetics, 28:496‐505 Link

Burger J, Kirchner M, Bramanti B, Haak W and Thomas MG (2007) Absence of the lactase-­persistence-associated allele in early Neolithic Europeans. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 104:3736-­3741 Link

Haak W, Forster P, Bramanti B, Matsumura S, Brandt G, Tanzer M, Villems R, Renfrew C, Gronenborn D, Alt KW and Burger J (2005) Ancient DNA from the first European farmers in 7500-­year-old Neolithic sites. Science, 310:1016-­1018 Link