publications

Publications by group members on archaeogenomics and population genetics:

New insights on commemoration of the dead through mortuary and architectural use of pigments at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey
Eline M. J. Schotsmans, G. Busacca, Sam Lin, Milena Vasić,, Rena Veropoulidou, Camilla Mazzucato, Belinda Tibbetts, Scott Donald Haddow, Mehmet Somel, F. Toksoy-Köksal, Christopher J. Knüsel, Marco Milella (2022) Scientific Reports

Indian genetic heritage in Southeast Asian populations Piya Changmai, Kitipong Jaisamut, Jatupol Kampuansai, Wibhu Kutanan, N. Ezgi Altınışık, Olga Flegontova, Angkhana Inta, Eren Yüncü, Worrawit Boonthai, Horolma Pamjav, David Reich, Pavel Flegontov (2022) PLoS Genetics

From bones to genomes: Current research on the population history of prehistoric Anatolia Duygu Deniz Kazancı, Ezgi Altınışık, Ayça Aydoğan, Füsun Özer, Elif Sürer, Çiğdem Atakuman, Mehmet Somel, Yılmaz Selim Erdal (2021) In The Archaeology of Anatolia, Volume IV: Recent Discoveries (2018–2020). Sharon R. Steadman, Gregory McMahon (Eds.) Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge

Archaeogenetic analysis of Neolithic sheep from Anatolia suggests a complex demographic history since domestication Erinç Yurtman, Onur Özer, Eren Yüncü, Nihan Dilşad Dağtaş, Dilek Koptekin, Yasin Gökhan Çakan, Mustafa Özkan, Ali Akbaba, Damla Kaptan, Gözde Atağ, Kıvılcım Başak Vural, Can Yümni Gündem, Louise Martin, Gülşah Merve Kılınç, Ayshin Ghalichi, Sinan Can Açan, Reyhan Yaka, Ekin Sağlıcan, Vendela Kempe Lagerholm, Maja Krzewińska, Torsten Günther, Pedro Morell Miranda, Evangelia Pişkin, Müge Şevketoğlu, C. Can Bilgin, Çiğdem Atakuman, Yılmaz Selim Erdal, Elif Sürer, N. Ezgi Altınışık, Johannes A. Lenstra, Sevgi Yorulmaz, Mohammad Foad Abazari, Javad Hoseinzadeh, Douglas Baird, Erhan Bıçakçı, Özlem Çevik, Fokke Gerritsen, Rana Özbal, Anders Götherström, Mehmet Somel, İnci Togan & Füsun Özer (2021) Communications Biology

Human inbreeding has decreased in time through the Holocene Francisco C. Ceballos, Kanat Gürün, N. Ezgi Altınışık, Hasan Can Gemici, Cansu Karamurat, Dilek Koptekin, Kıvılcım Başak Vural, Igor Mapelli, Ekin Sağlıcan, Elif Sürer, Yılmaz Selim Erdal, Anders Götherström, Füsun Özer, Çiğdem Atakuman, Mehmet Somel (2021) Current Biology

Variable kinship patterns in Neolithic Anatolia revealed by ancient genomes Reyhan Yaka, Igor Mapelli, Damla Kaptan, Ayça Doğu, Maciej Chyleński, Ömür Dilek Erdal, Dilek Koptekin, Kıvılcım Başak Vural, Alex Bayliss, Camilla Mazzucato, Evrim Fer, Sevim Seda Çokoğlu, Vendela Kempe Lagerholm, Maja Krzewińska, Cansu Karamurat, Hasan Can Gemici, Arda Sevkar, Nihan Dilşad Dağtaş, Gülşah Merve Kılınç, Donovan Adams, Arielle R. Munters, Ekin Sağlıcan, Marco Milella, Eline M.J. Schotsmans, Erinç Yurtman, Mehmet Çetin, Sevgi Yorulmaz, N. Ezgi Altınışık, Ayshin Ghalichi, Anna Juras, C. Can Bilgin, Torsten Günther, Jan Storå, Mattias Jakobsson, Maurice de Kleijn, Gökhan Mustafaoğlu, Andrew Fairbairn, Jessica Pearson, İnci Togan, Nurcan Kayacan, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Clark Spencer Larsen, Ian Hodder, Çiğdem Atakuman, Marin Pilloud, Elif Sürer, Fokke Gerritsen, Rana Özbal, Douglas Baird Yılmaz Selim Erdal, Güneş Duru, Mihriban Özbaşaran, Scott D. Haddow, Christopher J. Knüsel, Anders Götherström, Füsun Özer, Mehmet Somel (2021) Current Biology

Million-year-old DNA sheds light on the genomic history of mammoths Tom van der Valk, Patrícia Pečnerová, David Díez-Del-Molino, Anders Bergström, Jonas Oppenheimer, Stefanie Hartmann, Georgios Xenikoudakis, Jessica A Thomas, Marianne Dehasque, Ekin Sağlıcan, Fatma Rabia Fidan, Ian Barnes, Shanlin Liu, Mehmet Somel, Peter D Heintzman, Pavel Nikolskiy, Beth Shapiro, Pontus Skoglund, Michael Hofreiter, Adrian M Lister, Anders Götherström, Love Dalén (2021) Nature

Human population dynamics and Yersinia pestis in ancient northeast Asia Gülşah Merve Kılınç, Natalija Kashuba, Dilek Koptekin, Nora Bergfeldt, Handan Melike Dönertaş, Ricardo Rodríguez-Varela, Dmitrij Shergin, Grigorij Ivanov, Dmitrii Kichigin, Kjunnej Pestereva, Denis Volkov, Pavel Mandryka, Artur Kharinskii, Alexey Tishkin, Evgenij Ineshin, Evgeniy Kovychev, Aleksandr Stepanov, Love Dalén, Torsten Günther, Emrah Kırdök, Mattias Jakobsson, Mehmet Somel, Maja Krzewińska, Jan Storå, Anders Götherströmn (2021) Science Advances

Ancient genomics in Neolithic Central Anatolia and Çatalhöyük Yaka, R., Doğu, A., Kaptan, D., Dağtaş, N. D., Chyleński, M., Vural, K. B., Altınışık, N. E., Mapelli, I., Koptekin, D., Karamurat, C., Gemici, H. C., Yorulmaz, S., Lagerholm, V. K., Fer, E., Işıldak, U., Ghalichi, A., Kılınç, G. M., Mazzucato, C., Juras, A., Marciniak, A., Larsen, C. S., Pilloud, M., Haddow, S. D., Knüsel, C. J., Togan, İ, Götherström, A., Erdal, Y. S., Sürer, E., Özer, F., Atakuman, Ç., and Somel, M. (2021) (2021), in Hodder I. (ed.) Peopling the Landscape of Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2009-2017 Seasons. London: British Institute at Ankara.

Ancient mitochondrial genomes reveal the absence of maternal kinship in the burials of Çatalhöyük people and their genetic affinities Maciej Chyleński, Edvard Ehler, Mehmet Somel, Reyhan Yaka, Maja Krzewińska, Mirosława Dabert,Anna Juras, Arkadiusz Marciniak (2019) Genes

Ancient genomes suggest the eastern Pontic-Caspian steppe as the source of western Iron Age nomads Maja Krzewińska, Gülşah Merve Kılınç, Anna Juras, Dilek Koptekin, Maciej Chyleński, Alexey G. Nikitin, Nikolai Shcherbakov,  Iia Shuteleva, Tatiana Leonova, Liudmila Kraeva, Flarit A. Sungatov, Alfija N. Sultanova, Inna Potekhina, Sylwia Łukasik, Marta Krenz-Niedbała, Love Dalén, Vitaly Sinika,Mattias Jakobsson,Jan Storå, Anders Götherström (2018) Science Advance

Genomic and strontium isotope variation reveal immigration patterns in a Viking Age town Maja Krzewińska, Anna Kjellström, Torsten Günther, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, Torun Zachrisson, Ayça Omrak, Reyhan Yaka, Gülşah Merve Kılınç, Mehmet Somel, Veronica Sobrado, Jane Evans, Corina Knipper, Mattias Jakobsso, Jan Storå, Anders Götherström (2018) Current Biology

Investigating Holocene human population history in North Asia using ancient mitogenomes Gülşah Merve Kılınç, Natalija Kashuba, Reyhan Yaka, Arev Pelin Sümer, Eren Yüncü,Dmitrij Shergin, Grigorij Leonidovich Ivanov, Dmitrii Kichigin, Kjunnej Pestereva, Denis Volkov, Pavel Mandryka, Artur Kharinskii, Alexey Tishkin, Evgenij Ineshin, Evgeniy Kovychev, Aleksandr Stepanov, Aanatolij Alekseev, Svetlana Aleksandrovna, Mehmet Somel, Mattias Jakobsson, Maja Krzewinska, Jan Storå, Anders Götherström (2018) Nature Scientific Reports

Archaeogenetics of Late Iron Age Çemialo Sırtı, Batman: Investigating maternal genetic continuity in north Mesopotamia since the Neolithic Reyhan Yaka, Ayşegül Birand, Çigdem Atakuman, Yasemin Yılmaz, Ceren Caner, Sinan Can Açan, Sidar Gündüzalp, Poorya Parvizi, Aslı Erim Özdoğan, İnci Togan, Mehmet Somel (2018) American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Archaeogenomic analysis of the first steps of Neolithization in Anatolia and the Aegean Gülşah Merve Kılınç, Dilek Koptekin , Çigdem Atakuman, Arev Pelin Sümer, Reyhan Yaka, Cemal Can Bilgin, Ali Metin Büyükkarakaya, Douglas Baird, Ezgi Altınışık, Pavel Flegontov, Anders Göthersthorm,İnci Togan, Mehmet Somel (2017) Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Variation and functional impact of Neanderthal ancestry in Western Asia Recep Özgür Taskent, Nurşen Duha Alioğlu, Evrim Fer, Handan Melike Dönertaş, Mehmet Somel, Ömer Gökçümen (2017) Genome Biology and Evolution

Gene expression reversal toward pre-adult levels in the aging human brain and age-related loss of cellular identity Handan Melike Dönertaş, Hamit İzgi, Altuğ Kamacıoğlu, Zhisong He, Philipp Khaitovich, Mehmet Somel (2017) Scientific Reports

The demographic development of the first farmers in Anatolia Gülşah Merve Kılınç, Ayça Omrak, Füsun Özer, Torsten Günther, Ali Metin Büyükkarakaya, Erhan Bıçakçı, Douglas Baird, Handan Melike Dönertaş, Ayshin Ghalichi, Reyhan Yaka, Dilek Koptekin, Sinan Can Açan, Poorya Parvizi, Maja Krzewinska, Evangelia A. Daskalaki, Eren Yüncü, Nihan Dilşad Dağtaş, Andrew Fairbairn, Jessica Pearson, Gökhan Mustafaoğlu, Yılmaz Selim Erdal, Yasin Gökhan Çakan, İnci Togan, Mehmet Somel, Jan Storå, Mattias Jakobsson, Anders Götherström (2016) Current Biology

Whole genome sequencing of Turkish genomes reveals functional private alleles and impact of genetic interactions with Europe, Asia and Africa Can Alkan, Pınar Kavak, Mehmet Somel, Ömer Gökçümen, Serkan Uğurlu, Ceren Saygı, Elif Dal, Kuyaş Buğra, Tunga Güngör, S Cenk Şahinalp, Nesrin Özören, Cemalettin Bekpen (2014) BMC Genomics

Assessing the spatial dependence of adaptive loci in 43 European and Western Asian goat breeds using AFLP markers Licia Colli, Stéphane Joost, Riccardo Negrini, Letizia Nicoloso, Paola Crepaldi, Paolo Ajmone-Marsan, the ECONOGENE Consortium (2014) PLoS One

Classic selective sweeps revealed by massive sequencing in cattle Saber Qanbari, Hubert Pausch, Sandra Jansen, Mehmet Somel, Tim M. Strom, Ruedi Fries, Rasmus Nielsen, Henner Simianer (2014) PLoS Genetics

Altitude adaptation in Tibetans caused by introgression of Denisovan-like DNA Emilia Huerta-Sánchez, Xin Jin, Asan, Zhuoma Bianba, Benjamin M. Peter, Nicolas Vinckenbosch, Yu Liang, Xin Yi, Mingze He, Mehmet Somel, Peixiang Ni, Bo Wang, Xiaohua Ou, Huasang, Jiangbai Luosang, Zha Xi Ping Cuo, Kui Li, Guoyi Gao, Ye Yin, Wei Wang, Xiuqing Zhang, Xun Xu, Huanming Yang, Yingrui Li, Jian Wang, Jun Wang, Rasmus Nielsen (2014) Nature

Population genomics reveal recent speciation and rapid evolutionary adaptation in polar bears Shiping Liu, Eline D. Lorenzen, Matteo Fumagalli, Bo Li, Kelley Harris, Zijun Xiong, Long Zhou, Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen, Mehmet Somel, Courtney Babbitt, Greg Wray, Jianwen Li, Weiming He, Zhuo Wang, Wenjing Fu, Xueyan Xiang, Claire C Morgan, Aoife Doherty, Mary J O’Connell, James O McInerney, Erik W Born, Love Dalén, Rune Dietz, Ludovic Orlando, Christian Sonne, Guojie Zhang, Rasmus Nielsen, Eske Willerslev, Jun Wang (2014) Cell

Mitochondrial DNA diversity of modern, ancient and wild sheep (Ovis gmelinii anatolica) from Turkey: new insights on the evolutionary history of sheep Sevgin Demirci, Evren Koban Baştanlar, Nihan Dilşad Dağtaş, Evangelia Pişkin, Atilla Engin, Füsun Özer, Eren Yüncü, Şükrü Anıl Doğan, İnci Togan (2013) PLoS One

A scan for human-specific relaxation of negative selection reveals unexpected polymorphism in proteasome genes Mehmet Somel, Melissa A Wilson Sayres, Gregory Jordan, Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, Matteo Fumagalli, Anna Ferrer-Admetlla, Rasmus Nielsen (2013) Molecular Biology & Evolution

For publications in other fields, check the CompEvo page.