Eran Elhaik, Ph.D.
Population, medical, and evolutionary genomics

Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden (Academic Website).

Microarray Designs

   


The GenoChip: A New Tool for Genetic Anthropology
Genome Biology and Evolution 2013


The Diversity of REcent and Ancient huMan (DREAM): a new microarray. Genome Biology and Evolution 2017


e.elhaik at gmail dot com







Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

   


A "Wear and Tear" Hypothesis to Explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Frontiers in Neurology 2016


Neonatal circumcision and prematurity are associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) Journal of Clinical and Translational Research 2018

The Genetics of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome—Towards a Gene Reference Resource
Genes 2021







Microbiome & Forensics

   


Forensic Applications of Microbiomics: A Review
Frontiers in Microbiology 2021


The impact of cross-kingdom molecular forensics on genetic privacy.
Microbiome 2021


Global Genetic Cartography of Urban Metagenomes and Anti-Microbial Resistance.
Cell 2021







Population Genetics

   

Geographic population structure analysis of worldwide human populations infers their biogeographical origins.
Nature Communications 2014

Localizing Ashkenazic Jews to primeval villages in the ancient Iranian lands of Ashkenaz.
Genome Biology and Evolution 2016


Reconstructing Druze population history.

Scientific Reports 2016








Disorders & Infectious Diseases

   

Differences in genomic abnormalities among African individuals with monoclonal gammopathies using calculated ancestry.
Blood Cancer Journal 2018


Targeting TMPRSS2 in SARS-CoV-2 infection
Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2020

Rare variant burden analysis within enhancers identifies CAV1 as an ALS risk gene.
Cell Reports 2020








Genome Organization

   

The genome sequence of Taurine Cattle: a window to ruminant biology and evolution. Science 2009


Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid nasonia species.
Science 2010


A Comparative Study and a Phylogenetic Exploration of the Compositional Architectures of Mammalian Nuclear Genomes.
PloS Computational Biology 2014








Molecular Evolution

   


The genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus.
Science 2006


Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera.
Nature 2006


The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum.
Nature 2006


Coming up:

News:

27/5/21: New paper: published in Cell by Danko et al.
         A global metagenomic map of urban microbiomes and antimicrobial resistance.


21/5/21: New paper: published in Microbiome by Elhaik et al.
         The impact of cross-kingdom molecular forensics on genetic privacy.


19/5/21: New paper: published in BMC Genomics by Carress, Lawson, and Elhaik
         Population genetic considerations for using biobanks as international resources in the pandemic era and beyond.


13/4/21: New manuscript: published in bioRxiv by Elhaik
         Why most Principal Component Analyses (PCA) in population genetic studies are wrong


5/4/21: New paper: published in Genes by Elhaik and Graur
         On the Unfounded Enthusiasm for Soft Selective Sweeps III: The Supervised Machine Learning Algorithm That Isn't.


3/3/21: Speaking at the AI Lund lunch seminar, Lund, Sweden.
          Answering the big WHEN and WHERE questions in paleogenomics with machine learning.

25/2/21: New paper: published in The Lancet Microbe by Afshinnekoo et al.
         COVID-19 drug practices risk antimicrobial resistance evolution.


2/2/21: New paper: published in Genes by Johannsen et al.
         The Genetics of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome—Towards a Gene Reference Resource.


7/1/21: New paper: published in frontiers in Microbiology by Robinson et al.
         Forensic applications of microbiomics: a review.


1/1/21: Dr. Elhaik received Docentship at Lund University, Sweden.

19/12/20: Speaking at the Ancient Origins Webinar, Online.
          Are You Related to a Viking, Egyptian, Paleo American, or Biblical Israelite?

1/12/20: Docent lecture, Lund, Sweden.
          Uncovering the genetic basis of disease and the quest for personalized medicine.

1/12/20: New paper: published in Cell Reports by Cooper-Knock et al.
         Rare variant burden analysis within enhancers identifies CAV1 as an ALS risk gene.


11/10/20: New paper: published in NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics by Freeman et al.
         aYChr-DB: a database of ancient human Y haplogroups


4/8/20: New book (contribution): By L.S. Santos (in collaboration with Dr. Elhaik)
         O Cearense Revelado: uma jornada via DNA desvenda nossa ancestralidade (Cearense Revealed: a journey via DNA unveils our ancestry)


22/7/20: New paper: published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings by Baughn et al.
         Targeting TMPRSS2 in SARS-CoV-2 infection


18/2/20: New paper: published in Blood Cancer Journal by Baughn et al.
         The CCND1 870G risk allele is enriched in individuals of African ancestry with plasma cell dyscrasias.


2/12/20: New manuscript: published in Preprints.org by Mason-Buck et al.
         DNA Based Methods in Intelligence - Moving Towards Metagenomics


6/2/20: Invited speaker at the GeoGenetics Center, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
          Settling the When and Where questions in Paleogenomics.

21/11/19: Speaking at the Molecular Cell Biology group Tandem talk 2019, Lund, Sweden.
          A genomic dating tool for ancient genomes resolves the origins of hundreds of Eurasian genomes.

13/11/19: Invited session chair to the Genomic Medicine 2019 Nordic conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

7/11/19: Speaking at the Molecular Ecology and Evolution group seminar 2019, Lund, Sweden.
          From ancient DNA to ancient Empires using ancient GPS.

2/11/19: New manuscript: published in bioRxiv by Esposito et al.
         A genomic dating tool for ancient genomes resolves the origins of hundreds of Eurasian genomes


26/10/19: New paper: published in Applied Cancer Research by the GE4GAC group and colleagues.
         Genomics and epidemiology for gastric adenocarcinomas (GE4GAC): a Brazilian initiative to study gastric cancer


14/10/19: Dr. Elhaik was appointed a Associate Professor at Lund University, Sweden.

20/9/19: Invited speaker at the Royal Statistical Society North Eastern Local Group meeting, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK.
          From Lost Empires to Modern Cities with TPS and ancient GPS

1/9/19: Invited speaker at the COST Charme Istanbul Summer Training School, Istanbul, Turkey.
          Why all PCA in population genetics are likely wrong?

30/8/19: Speaking at the MetaSUB Meeting 2019, Istanbul, Turkey.
          Microbiome predicts geography on a global scale.

6/8/19: New manuscript: published in bioRxiv by Danko et al.
         Global Genetic Cartography of Urban Metagenomes and Anti-Microbial Resistance


26/7/19: New manuscript: published in bioRxiv by Eachus et al.
         Regulation of neuron-specific gene transcription by stress hormone signalling requires synaptic activity in zebrafish


24/6/19: Speaking at the Yorkshire Universities Evolutionary Group Meeting 2019, York, UK.
          From ancient DNA to ancient cities in 5 seconds.

18/6/19: New popular science article: published in Ancient Origins by Elhaik
         Resurrecting the Ancient Israelites From the Valley of Dry Bones


8/6/19: Speaking on BBC Radio Sheffield on ancient DNA testing and identity.

14/4/19: Launching the Ancient DNA Hub.
          An encyclopedia of ancient people whose genomed have been sequenced.

11/4/19: Invited speaker at King's College, London, UK.
          Can the Microbiome mirror worldwide geography?

9/4/19: Speaking at the 3rd Annual MAQC Society Conference, Trentino, Italy.
          Why all Principal Component Analyses (PCA) in genetics are likely wrong?

11/1/19: New popular science article: published in The Conversation by Elhaik
         Neonatal circumcision could increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in babies – new research


11/1/19: New paper: published in Journal of Clinical and Translational Research by Elhaik.
         Neonatal circumcision and prematurity are associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)


6/1/19: Speaking at the Pop group 52 conference, Oxford, UK.
          Temporal Population Structure to date ancient skeletons.

18/12/18: New paper: published in Genes by Esposito et al.
         Ancient Ancestry Informative Markers for Identifying Fine-Scale Ancient Population Structure in Eurasians


15/12/18: Invited speaker at the Europe MetaSUB and Friends meeting, University in Krakow, Krakow, Poland.
          SNPs GPS and towards metagenomics GPS.

16/11/18: New paper: published in Bioinformatics by Elhaik and Ryan
         Pair Matcher (PaM): fast model-based optimisation of treatment/case-control matches


24/10/18: Invited speaker at the Israel Antiquity Authority, Jerusaelm, Israel.
          Unearthing Ancient Ashkenaz using ancient GPS

20/10/18: New popular science article: published in The Hayadan (Hebrew) by Elhaik
         Ashkenazic Jew in the Silk Road


10/10/18: New paper: published in Blood Cancer Journal by Baughn et al.
         Differences in genomic abnormalities among African individuals with monoclonal gammopathies using calculated ancestry.









Past funding:


Editorial and reviewership roles:

Editorial Manuscript reviewer Grant reviewer

Biology Direct
Frontiers in Genetics
Genes
Science
Genome Research
Molecular Biology and Evolution
ISMB Proceedings
Bioinformatics
Sceitnific Reports
European Journal of Human Genetics
Genome Biology and Evolution
Frontiers in Microbiology
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
BMC Evolutionary Biology
Human Genetics
PLoS One
Frontiers in Pediatrics
Journal of Heredity
Journal of Mathematical Biology
Integrative and Comparative Biology
Medical Principles and Practice
Brain Sciences
Advances in Anthropology
The application of clinical genetics
British Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Medical Research Council (MRC)
The German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development
The Netherlands Organisation for Health

Contact details:

Mail Address: Lund University, Department of Biology, Sölvegatan 37, 223 62 Lund, Sweden

Email Address: e.elhaik at gmail dot com

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