First paper from our lab – Ancient deletions strike again and mysterious ways of adaptive forces

We have our first paper from the Buffalo laboratory published at Molecular Biology and Evolution (link here, it is Open Access). The paper describes polymorphic human deletions that are shared with Neandertals or Denisovans. Most of these deletions are not introgressed from ancient hominins, but rather have been lingering around since before Human/Neandertal/Denisovan ancestor. As expected majority … Continue reading First paper from our lab – Ancient deletions strike again and mysterious ways of adaptive forces

T24 Söyleşisi

T24'de genetik çeşitlilik üzerine bir söyleşi yaptık Hazal Özvarış ile. Biraz dallanıp budaklansa da, sanıyorum bazı ana temaları isabetli bir şekilde sunabildik. Söyleşiye buradan ulaşabilirsiniz. Bu vesile ile Ekşi Sözlük'te yerimi almış oldum. 🙂

The lab is now affiliated with Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior

We are now affliated iwth the Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (EEB) in University at Buffalo. This may be a good opportunity for graduate students and visiting scientists interested in evolutionary/anthropological genomics to interact with our group. So, we are looking forward to working with the EEB folk in the coming years. Also, Omer will … Continue reading The lab is now affiliated with Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior

Bilim kazanında günün kepçesi oldum

Bilim kazanı için İlker ve Aysu ile uzunca bir muhabbet ettik. Tatlı dillerinden ayrılıp da eve dönmem gece yarısı 1'i buldu. Ama galiba ayırdığımız 5 saate değdi. İnsanı insan yapan nedir diye sorduk - Dinlemek için basın buraya. Bu arada iyice yaşlandığımı tasdikleyecek ama, FatBoy Slim'in şu klibini hatırlamadım değil... 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub747pprmJ8  

Genomeweb article on our work

Some of our work has been highlighted in a feature article in GenomeWeb: From the article entitled "Copy Machines": --- CNVs also have potentially significant implications for understanding evolutionary processes, Lee notes, citing a recent paper that he and his fellow Harvard researchers Rebecca Iskow and Omer Gokcumen published in Trends in Genetics in which they suggest that, although … Continue reading Genomeweb article on our work