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

Veeramah KR, Rott A, Groß M, van Dorp L, López S, Kirsanow K, Sell C, Blöcher J, Wegmann D, Link V, Hofmanová Z, Peters J, Trautmann B, Gairhos A, Haberstroh J, Päffgen B, Hellenthal G, Haas-Gebhard B, Harbeck M, Burger J (2018) Population genomic analysis of elongated skulls reveals extensive female-biased immigration in Early Medieval Bavaria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115(13):3494-3499 Link

Unterländer M, Palstra F, Lazaridis I, Pilipenko A, Hofmanová Z, Groß M, Sell C, Blöcher J, Kirsanow K, Rohland N, Rieger B, Kaiser E, Schier W, Pozdniakov D, Khokhlov A, Georges M, Wilde S, Powell A, Heyer E, Currat M, Reich D, Samashev Z, Parzinger H, Molodin VI, Burger J (2017) Ancestry and demography and descendants of Iron Age nomads of the Eurasian Steppe. Nat Commun, 8:14615 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

Scheu A, Powell A, Bollongino R, Vigne JD, Tresset A, Çakırlar C, Benecke N, Burger J (2015) The genetic prehistory of domesticated cattle from their origin to the spread across Europe. BMC Genet, 16:54 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