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

Joachim Burger

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

Most relevant publications by Joachim Burger

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

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

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

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

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