Bir zamandır laboratuarımızda yaptığımız araştırmaları Türkçe özetlemek gibi bir fikrim vardı. Bu işe başlamak için kendi websitesimizin en uygun medya olacağına karar verdim. Amacım geniş bir okuyucu kitlesi tarafından anlaşılabilir bir şekilde hızla değişen ve insanlığın biyolojik temelleri üzerine hiç beklenmedik bulgulara ulaşan alanımı Türkiye'de tanıtmak. Yazılarımı (ve podcast, video, vb. medya linklerini) https://gokcumenlab.org/tag/turkce/ adresinden … Continue reading Türkçe yazılar
The photo is by yours truly during my fieldwork in Turkey.
I wrote a new review paper for the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. It summarizes some the recent insights from the genomes of archaic humans (e.g., Neanderthals, Denisovans, etc.) within an anthropological framework. Specifically, I tried to answer the following questions: How have genomic data from archaic hominins changed our view of human evolution? Is there any doubt … Continue reading New review: Archaic hominin introgression into modern human genomes
A very nice study of the proteins in our saliva as compared to our primate cousins came out @MBE - The study is led by our long time collaborator Stefan Ruhl's group. Our results are in line with the general ideas presented in 70's in King and Wilson's classic paper where the dosage differences in … Continue reading New paper: Human and Non-Human Primate Lineage-Specific Footprints in the Salivary Proteome
A new review paper by the mighty @marie_saitou on the difficulties and promises in integrating evolutionary framework and investigation of genomic structural variants. We talk a lot about how structural variants of different types likely affect function and have evolutionary impact on human phenotypic variation. But, we keep missing these signatures because: 1. They are … Continue reading New review: An Evolutionary Perspective on the Impact of Genomic Copy Number Variation on Human Health
Folks at RSG-Turkey invited me to give a talk about Evolutionary/Population Genomics - I talked about recent work in our laboratory - of course with a focus on structural variants. 🙂 Also - the new logo thanks to @MarieSaitou https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TrES_f19hs
We have reported a computational method to detect the haplotypes harboring polymorphic gene duplications in the human genome variation dataset. This study is now published in Genome Biology and Evolution. The maestro (is it maestra?), herself drew an amazing image to accompany the piece (hopefully the next cover of the journal?). Polymorphic duplications can be … Continue reading New Paper: A new method to investigate the haplotype context of duplicated genes