Turkish genomes – Now published

We recently published a 16 high-quality genomes of unrelated Turkish individuals. It is not enough, yet, to really decipher what is going on in the complex geography of Anatolia. But, it is, I think, a heck of a good start for the follow-up studies. It is open access, so enjoy: Whole genome sequencing of Turkish genomes… Continue reading Turkish genomes – Now published

Our group is now affiliated with Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology

We are now officially affiliated with Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology, which involve multidisciplinary research and many outstanding colleagues. This is a pretty nice framework for students that want to undertake anthropological fieldwork and archaeogenetics research. Also, very interesting and high-profile international seminar series is a plus.

Turkey Visit and Turkish Genome Research

I had a chance to visit Turkey, primarily to attend a workshop as a member of the "Turkish Genome Research" project. It was a lot of media hype mostly regarding the very basic concepts of genomics, rather than the specifics of the Turkish Genome variation, which we are currently analyzing. One catchy title, for instance,… Continue reading Turkey Visit and Turkish Genome Research

Culturally Contextualized Genetic Anthropology

Finally, our paper in which we discuss the interplay between the genetic and cultural dynamics in Central Anatolia was published online in American Anthropologist. You can find a link to the article here... Biological Ancestries, Kinship Connections, and projected identities in four Central Anatolian Settlements: Insight from culturally contextualized genetic anthropology ABSTRACT Previous population genetics… Continue reading Culturally Contextualized Genetic Anthropology

Genetik ve Kamusal Alan

Uzun bir aradan sonra, "Genetik ve Kamusal Alan (Genetic and Public Sphere)" isimli makalemiz Ankara Üniversitesi Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi Dergisi'nin son yayinlanan sayisinda.  Bilginize... Genetik bilgi, insan gruplarının tarihini, çeşitliliğini ve kökenini anlamaya büyük katkılar sağlamasının yanı sıra ırksal kategorilerin tartışmaya açılması bağlamında önemli bir araçtır. Ne yazık ki hem dünyada, hem de Türkiye’de… Continue reading Genetik ve Kamusal Alan

Y-chromosome and autosomal STR diversity in four proximate settlements in Central Anatolia

A recent article entitled "Y-chromosome and autosomal STR diversity in four proximate settlements in Central Anatolia",  of which I am a first co-author, is published in Forensic Science International: Genetics.  This article is mainly a basic description of genetic variation in Yuksekyer in Central Anatolia.  An anthropologically contextualized discussion of our observations in Yuksekyer is currently… Continue reading Y-chromosome and autosomal STR diversity in four proximate settlements in Central Anatolia

Yerel bariyerler, genetik karışma ve kıtalararası izolasyon

İTÜ Moleküler Biyoloji ve Genetik Kulübü'nün düzenlediği, İTÜ III. Ulusal Moleküler Biyoloji ve Genetik Öğrenci Kongresi'nde uzaktan bir konferans verme fırsatı buldum.  Gerçekten hem artık bu tip uzaktan konferansların olanaklı olduğunu göstermesi açısından çok hoştu, hem de çok zaman geçirdiğim Boğaziçi Bilim Kulübü'ndeki zamanlarımı hatırlattı. ITU Talk - 2009 View more presentations from gokcumen. Konuşmam… Continue reading Yerel bariyerler, genetik karışma ve kıtalararası izolasyon