Stephan Schiffels

Population Genetics – Computational Methods - Human History

Publications

Note: All my publications can also be found on Google Scholar

Cases of trisomy 21 and trisomy 18 among historic and prehistoric individuals discovered from ancient {DNA}. Nature communications. Published February 20, 2024.

Authors: Adam Benjamin Rohrlach, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Kay Prüfer

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Lead Intramural child burials in Iron Age Navarra: How ancient DNA can contribute to household archaeology. Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte Halle. Published November 27, 2023.

Authors: Luka Papac, ... Stephan Schiffels and Roberto Risch

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High-coverage genome of the Tyrolean Iceman reveals unusually high Anatolian farmer ancestry. Cell Genomics. Published August 16, 2023.

Authors: Ke Wang, ... Stephan Schiffels and Johannes Krause

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Major Confronting historical legacies of biological anthropology in South Africa-Restitution, redress and community-centered science: The Sutherland Nine. PloS one. Published May 24, 2023.

Authors: Victoria E Gibbon, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Judith C Sealy

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Lead Highlight Estimating human mobility in Holocene Western Eurasia with large-scale ancient genomic data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Published February 28, 2023.

Authors: Clemens Schmid and Stephan Schiffels

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Genome-wide data from medieval German Jews show that the Ashkenazi founder event pre-dated the 14th century. Cell. Published November 22, 2022.

Authors: Shamam Waldman, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and David Reich

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Lead Transformations in early medieval England. Current Archaeology. Published November 5, 2022.

Authors: Joscha Gretzinger and Stephan Schiffels

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Lead A glimpse into darkness: Population genetics of the European middle ages. New Narratives for the First Millennium AD? : Alte und neue Perspektiven der archäologischen Forschung zum 1. Jahrtausend n. Chr.. Published November, 2022.

Authors: Joscha Gretzinger and Stephan Schiffels

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Demes: a standard format for demographic models. Genetics. Published November 1, 2022.

Authors: Graham Gower, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Kevin R Thornton

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Lead Highlight The Anglo-Saxon migration and the formation of the early English gene pool. Nature. Published September 21, 2022.

Authors: Joscha Gretzinger ... and Stephan Schiffels

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Major Erkenntnisse zur frühmittelalterlichen Migrationsgeschichte Nordwesteuropas aus genetischen Analysen. Berichte aus dem Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch Oldenburg. Published July 1, 2022.

Authors: Stephan Schiffels and Joscha Gretzinger

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Missing lactase persistence in Late Iron Age Central Europe. Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt. Published March, 2022.

Authors: Ole Warnberg, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Sandra L Pichler

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Ethics of DNA research on human remains: five globally applicable guidelines. Nature. Published October 20, 2021.

Authors: Songül Alpaslan-Roodenberg, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Muhammad Zahir

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Ten millennia of hepatitis B virus evolution. Science. Published October 8, 2021.

Authors: Arthur Kocher, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Denise Kühnert

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Dynamic changes in genomic and social structures in third millennium BCE central Europe. Science advances. Published August 25, 2021.

Authors: Luka Papac, ... Stephan Schiffels and Wolfgang Haak

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Lead Reconstructing genetic histories and social organisation in Neolithic and Bronze Age Croatia. Scientific reports. Published August 18, 2021.

Authors: Suzanne Freilich, ... Stephan Schiffels and Ron Pinhasi

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Major Guidelines: Care of Human Remains in Museums and Collections. Deutscher Museumsbund e.V.. Published June, 2021.

Authors: Wiebke Ahrndt, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Anne Wesche

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Major bleiglas: An R package for interpolation and visualisation of spatiotemporal data with 3D tessellation. The Journal of Open Source Software. Published April 10, 2021.

Authors: Clemens Schmid and Stephan Schiffels

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Genomic insights into the formation of human populations in East Asia. Nature. Published March 18, 2021.

Authors: Chuan-Chao Wang, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and David Reich

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Ancient proteins provide evidence of dairy consumption in eastern Africa. Nature communications. Published January 27, 2021.

Authors: Madeleine Bleasdale, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Nicole Boivin

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A Dynamic 6,000-Year Genetic History of Eurasia's Eastern Steppe. Cell. Published November 5, 2020.

Authors: Choongwon Jeong, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Christina Warinner

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Lead Review and Assessment of Performance of Genomic Inference Methods based on the Sequentially Markovian Coalescent. Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology. Published November 3, 2020.

Authors: Stephan Schiffels

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Lead Report on Genetic Analyses of Iron Age Samples from Slovakia. Diversity of Male Identities in early and Middle La Tène Period Cemeteries in Central Europe. Published November, 2020.

Authors: Joscha Gretzinger and Stephan Schiffels

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Lead Ancient genomes reveal complex patterns of population movement, interaction, and replacement in sub-Saharan Africa. Science Advances. Published June 1, 2020.

Authors: Ke Wang ... and Stephan Schiffels

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Ancient genome-wide DNA from France highlights the complexity of interactions between Mesolithic hunter-gatherers and Neolithic farmers. Science Advances. Published May 1, 2020.

Authors: Maïté Rivollat, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Wolfgang Haak

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Ancient genomes reveal social and genetic structure of Late Neolithic Switzerland. Nature Communications. Published April 20, 2020.

Authors: Anja Furtwängler, ... Stephan Schiffels and Johannes Krause

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Genomic and dietary transitions during the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic in Sicily. bioRxiv. Published March 12, 2020.

Authors: Marieke S van de Loosdrecht, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Johannes Krause

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Lead Highlight Tracking human population structure through time from whole genome sequences. PLoS genetics. Published March 9, 2020.

Authors: Ke Wang ... and Stephan Schiffels

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Lead MSMC and MSMC2: The Multiple Sequentially Markovian Coalescent. Statistical Population Genomics. Published January 24, 2020.

Authors: Stephan Schiffels and Ke Wang

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Major Kinship-based social inequality in Bronze Age Europe. Science. Published November 8, 2019.

Authors: Alissa Mittnik, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Johannes Krause

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Uganda Genome Resource Enables Insights into Population History and Genomic Discovery in Africa. Cell. Published October 31, 2019.

Authors: Deepti Gurdasani, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Manj S Sandhu

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Lead Highlight Palaeo-Eskimo genetic ancestry and the peopling of Chukotka and North America. Nature. Published June 13, 2019.

Authors: Pavel Flegontov ... and Stephan Schiffels

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The genetic history of admixture across inner Eurasia. Nature Ecology and Evolution. Published April 29, 2019.

Authors: Choongwon Jeong, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Johannes Krause

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Survival of Late Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherer Ancestry in the Iberian Peninsula. Current Biology. Published April 1, 2019.

Authors: Vanessa Villalba-Mouco, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Wolfgang Haak

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Ancient human genome-wide data from a 3000-year interval in the Caucasus corresponds with eco-geographic regions. Nature Communications. Published February 4, 2019.

Authors: Chuan-Chao Wang, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Wolfgang Haak

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Lead Highlight Ancient Fennoscandian genomes reveal origin and spread of Siberian ancestry in Europe. Nature Communications. Published November 27, 2018.

Authors: Thiseas C Lamnidis ... and Stephan Schiffels

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Reconstructing the Deep Population History of Central and South America. Cell. Published November 15, 2018.

Authors: Cosimo Posth, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and David Reich

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Major Möglichkeiten und Grenzen molekulargenetischer Untersuchungen in den Geschichtswissenschaften. NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin. Published August 13, 2018.

Authors: Wolfgang Haak and Stephan Schiffels

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Current evidence allows multiple models for the peopling of the Americas. Science Advances. Published August 8, 2018.

Authors: Ben A Potter, ... Stephan Schiffels and Todd A Surovell

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Arrival routes of first Americans uncertain. Science. Published March 16, 2018.

Authors: Ben A Potter, ... Stephan Schiffels and Todd Surovell

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Pleistocene North African genomes link Near Eastern and sub-Saharan African human populations. Science. Published March 15, 2018.

Authors: Marieke van de Loosdrecht, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Johannes Krause

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The genetic prehistory of the Baltic Sea region. Nature Communications. Published January 30, 2018.

Authors: Alissa Mittnik, ... Stephan Schiffels and Johannes Krause

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Lead Investigating Anglo-Saxon migration history with ancient and modern DNA. Migration and Integration from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. Published November 10, 2017.

Authors: Stephan Schiffels and Duncan Sayer

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Major Highlight Ancient Egyptian mummy genomes suggest an increase of Sub-Saharan African ancestry in post-Roman periods. Nature Communications. Published May 30, 2017.

Authors: Verena J Schuenemann, ... Stephan Schiffels and Johannes Krause

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Major A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia. Nature. Published September 21, 2016.

Authors: Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Eske Willerslev

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The genetic history of Ice Age Europe. Nature. Published May 2, 2016.

Authors: Qiaomei Fu, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and David E Reich

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Lead Highlight Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon genomes from East England reveal British migration history. Nature Communications. Published January 1, 2016.

Authors: Stephan Schiffels ... and Richard Durbin

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Genomic islands of speciation separate cichlid ecomorphs in an East African crater lake. Science. Published December 18, 2015.

Authors: Milan Malinsky, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and George F Turner

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The UK10K project identifies rare variants in health and disease. Nature. Published October 1, 2015.

Authors: UK10K Consortium , ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Nicole Soranzo

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Major Genomic evidence for the Pleistocene and recent population history of Native Americans. Science. Published August 21, 2015.

Authors: Maanasa Raghavan, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Eske Willerslev

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Tracing the route of modern humans out of Africa by using 225 human genome sequences from Ethiopians and Egyptians. American Journal of Human Genetics. Published June 4, 2015.

Authors: Luca Pagani, Stephan Schiffels ... and Chris Tyler-Smith

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Lead Highlight Inferring human population size and separation history from multiple genome sequences. Nature Genetics. Published August 1, 2014.

Authors: Stephan Schiffels and Richard Durbin

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Major Evolution of molecular phenotypes under stabilizing selection. Journal of Statistical Mechanics. Published January 16, 2013.

Authors: Armita Nourmohammad, Stephan Schiffels and Michael Lässig

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Quantifying selection acting on a complex trait using allele frequency time-series data. Molecular Biology and Evolution. Published November 23, 2011.

Authors: Christopher J R Illingworth, ... Stephan Schiffels ... and Ville Mustonen

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Lead Emergent Neutrality in Adaptive Asexual Evolution. Genetics. Published September 16, 2011.

Authors: Stephan Schiffels ... and Michael Lässig

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