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Sohini Ramachandran, Visiting researcher from Brown University, Providence, USA

Sohini spent 6 months (from January to July 2019) in the lab and as a Natural Sciences Fellow in the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, studying the inference of demographic history using heterochronous samples and other population genetic problems. You can learn more about her research here.

Gulsah Merve Dal Kilinc, Visiting Post-doc from METU, Ankara, Turkey

Gulsah spent several months in the lab (most recent 3 months in 2016) on an EMBO fellowship conducting work on ancient human data analyses.

Amy Goldberg, Visiting PhD student from Stanford, USA

Amy spent 5 month (2015) in our lab investigating aspects of archaic admixture.

Ricardo Valela, Visiting PhD-student from Madrid

Ricardo visited our lab from August to December 2013 working on stone-age human material.

Solenn Stoeckel, Visiting Post Doc

Solenn spent 6 months (2012) in the lab developing a new method to search for signs of selection in complete genome data.



Helena Malmström, Group leader

Helena worked as a researcher in the lab but has established her own group in 2018. She still works hand in hand with Mattias’ group and more information about her research can be found here.

Torsten Günther, Post-doc

Torsten worked as a Post-doc in our lab and has now established his own group at Uppsala University but is still closely affiliated with us. Please check out his research here.

Tatiana Ruiz, MSc student

Tatiana conducted her Master project in the lab working on ancient DNA analyses of human remains from the Scandinavian Funnel Beaker Culture. She is now conducting her PhD research at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Thijessen Naidoo, PhD student

TJ did his PhD in our lab and is now working in the Ancient DNA National Facility.

Carina Schlebusch, Assistant Professor

Carina recently established her own group but still works hand in hand with our team.

Susanne Bjornerfeldt, Research engineer

Susanne worked as research engineer in the lab and continues this job now at the SciLife lab.

Nina Hollfelder, PhD student

Nina conducted her PhD studies (“Population genetic history and patterns of admixture [Examples from northeastern and southern Africa]) in the lab and is now working as a research engineer at SciLife.

Federico Sachez-Quinto, Post-doc

Federico was working as a Post-doc in the Jakobsson lab.

Ariel Munters, Bioinformatician

Ariel was working in the lab as a bioinformatician.

Emma Svensson, Post-doc

As a Post-doc, Emma was involved in many ancient projects and is now a study and career counselor at Uppsala University.

Olaf Thalmann, Informator, affiliated researchers

Olaf was in charge of the lab’s web presence and also developed Paleo-epigenomic ideas that he is now pursuing as an Assistant Professor at the Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland.

Mario Vicente, PhD student

Mario is now affiliated with the newly established group of Carina Schlebusch.

Lena Granehäll, Research Assistant

Lena worked as an assistant in the ancient lab for 1,5 years and is now doing a PhD in ancient pathogens at the Mummy Institute at Eurac Reasarch, Bolzano.

Berenice Villegaz, Ramirez, Research Assistant

Berenice was assisting us in the ancient lab for over a year and is now exploring the world for interesting opportunities, which she found in the Immler lab at Uppsala University

Irene Ureña Herradón, Research Assistant

Irene assisted the ancient lab for 1,5 years and is now doing a Postdoc with Catarina Ginja at CIBIO in Porto, Portugal. She continues her ancient work but now focusses on cattle.

Anders Sjolander, MSc student

Anders conducted his MSc work with us and is now a bioinformatician at the SciLifeLab.

Jingzi Xu, MSc student

Jingzi was a MSc student in our lab.

Khalis Afnan, MSc student

Khalis was a MEME Master student in our lab.

Robin Olsson, Research Assistant

Robin worked as a Bioinformatician in our lab for 1,5 year and has now a position at the KTH in Stockholm.

Marta Burri, Researcher

Marta joined the lab for 5 months in the beginning of 2016. She worked on ancient specimens and helped to process and prepare them for sequencing. She is now a Post-doc at the MPI in Jena.

Jose Manuel Monroy Kuhn, MSc student

Jose conducted his MSc in our lab and is now pursuing a PhD.

Agnes Sjöstrand, PhD student

Agnes was a Master student in the lab during the spring semester 2010. Agnes developed a new approach that uses private for searching for genes that have been under recent positive selection. Agnes continued as a PhD student and defended her thesis in November 2015 (“Origins and Adaptation in Humans [A Case study of Taste and Lifestyle”]). She is now a Post-doc at INSERM/French institute for medical research.

Lucie Gattepaille, PhD student

Lucie conducted her Master’s project in the Lab during spring 2009. She continued as a PhD-student and defended her thesis in October 2015 (“Population genetic Methods and Applications to Human Genomes”) and did a short Post-doc in the lab. She now works as scientist at Uppsala Monitoring Centre.

Alexandra Coutinho, Research Assistant

Alex was a research assistant in the lab and is now a PhD student.

Joachim Karlsson, Bioinformatics project student

Joachim developed a method to systematically predict phenotypes based on SNP information.

Pontus Skoglund, PhD student

Pontus conducted his PhD research in the lab and defended his thesis in October 2013 (“Reconstructing the Human Past using Ancient and Modern Genomes”). Pontus did a short postdoc in the lab, and then moved to Boston to do another Postdoc at Harvard. He is now a PI at Francis Crick Institute, UK.

Gwenna Breton, PhD student

Gwenna was a Master student from Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon and is now a PhD student in the lab. During 2013 she spent 6 months in the lab working on lactase persistence polymorphisms among indigenous southern African groups addressing questions of migration and the introduction of pastoralism to southern Africa.

Ayca Omrak, Research Assistant

Ayca was a research assistant and is now a co-supervised PhD student.

Sen Li, PhD student

Sen completed his PhD in December 2012 (“Inferring evolutionary processes of humans”). He worked with evaluating the performance of the Approximate Bayesian Computation approach to infer demographic parameters from large amounts of population-genetic data and to investigate genomic parameters under various demographic and evolutionary scenarios. Sen moved Copenhagen University and continues to work on Bayesian inference.

Katie Owers, MSc student

Katie investigated signs of selection and the potential impact of infectious diseases on indigenous African populations.

Nicolas DuForet-Frebourg, MSc student

Nicolas was a Master student in the lab during the spring 2011. He developed a metod for incorporating haploype information into population structure inference tools.

Hiba Babiker, MSc student

Hiba conducted her Master project in the lab from July 2009 to June 2010. Her research focused on exploring patterns of variation in populations from East Africa, in particular from Sudan. Hiba is now a PhD-student at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany.

Patrik Båtelsson, MSc student

Patrik used simulations to study the colonization of Europe by anatomically modern humans.