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

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Positions held

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

Education

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

Selected publications by Joachim Burger

Burger J, Link V, Blöcher J, Schulz A, Sell C, Pochon Z, Diekmann Y, Žegarac A, Hofmanová Z, Winkelbach L, Reyna-Blanco CS, Bieker V, Orschiedt J, Brinker U, Scheu A, Leuenberger C, Bertino TS, Bollongino R, Lidke G, Stefanović S, Jantzen D, Kaiser E, Terberger T, Thomas MG, Veeramah KR, Wegmann D (2020) Low Prevalence of Lactase Persistence in Bronze Age Europe Indicates Ongoing Strong Selection over the Last 3,000 Years. Curr Biol, 30(21):4307-4315.e13 Link

Broushaki F, Thomas MG, Link V, López S, van Dorp L, Kirsanow K, Hofmanová Z, Diekmann Y, Cassidy LM, Díez-Del-Molino D, Kousathanas A, Sell C, Robson HK, Martiniano R, Blöcher J, Scheu A, Kreutzer S, Bollongino R, Bobo D, Davudi H, Munoz O, Currat M, Abdi K, Biglari F, Craig OE, Bradley DG, Shennan S, Veeramah K, Mashkour M, Wegmann D, Hellenthal G, Burger J (2016) Early Neolithic genomes from the eastern Fertile Crescent. Science, 353(6298):499-503 Link

Hofmanová Z, Kreutzer S, Hellenthal G, Sell C, Diekmann Y, Díez-Del-Molino D, van Dorp L, López S, Kousathanas A, Link V, Kirsanow K, Cassidy LM, Martiniano R, Strobel M, Scheu A, Kotsakis K, Halstead P, Triantaphyllou S, Kyparissi-Apostolika N, Urem-Kotsou D, Ziota C, Adaktylou F, Gopalan S, Bobo DM, Winkelbach L, Blöcher J, Unterländer M, Leuenberger C, Çilingiroğlu Ç, Horejs B, Gerritsen F, Shennan SJ, Bradley DG, Currat M, Veeramah KR, Wegmann D, Thomas MG, Papageorgopoulou C, Burger J (2016) Early farmers from across Europe directly descended from Neolithic Aegeans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 113(25):6886-91 Link

Bollongino, R., Nehlich, O., Richards, M. P., Orschiedt, J., Thomas, M. G., Sell, C., Fajkosová, Z., Powell, A., and Burger, J. (2013): 2000 years of parallel societies in Stone Age Central Europe. Science 342, 479–481 Link

Bramanti, B., Thomas, M. G., Haak, W., Unterlaender, M., Jores, P., Tambets, K., Antanaitis-Jacobs, I., Haidle, M. N., Jankauskas, R., Kind, C.-J., Lueth, F., Terberger, T., Hiller, J., Matsumura, S., Forster, P., and Burger, J. (2009): Genetic discontinuity between local hunter-gatherers and central Europe's first farmers. Science 326, 137–140 Link