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Thiseas Christos Lamnidis


Abteilung für Archäogenetik
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 (0) 341 3550 841
E-Mail: thiseas_christos_lamnidis@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

I am a Postdoctoral researcher in the Population Genetics group. I am interested in the reproducible automation of genomic data processing, and the creation of useful tools and resources for the research community. Having co-developped nf-core/eager, I then applied the pipeline to create the Minotaur workflow, which offers a fully reproducible way to create a Poseidon package of genotype data from data uploaded to genomic data archives. 

My research is focused on the population history of Europe between the Iron Age and present-day, with specific focus on Celtic populations, and the development of analytical methods to further increase resolution available for population genetic studies of this period.

I am additionally a founder (and current Chair) of the HAAM Community, an international and open community of researchers interested in studying human population history, ancestry & mobility through ancient DNA. 

Curriculum Vitae

I have studied Genetics in the University of York (BSc, 2013) and Evolutionary Anthropology in Durham University (MSc, 2014), before being awarded a PhD in Genetics by the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (2021) for my work at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH).
Since 2021 I have been a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA), working in the ERC project MICROSCOPE, and the Poseidon Framework supported by the NFDI4Objects.



Michel, M., Skourtanioti, E., Pierini, F., Guevara, E. K., Mötsch, A., Kocher, A., Barquera, R., Bianco, R. A., Carlhoff, S., Coppola Bove, L., Freilich, S., Giffin, K., Hermes, T., Hiß, A. N., Knolle, F., Nelson, E. A., Neumann, G., Papac, L., Penske, S., Rohrlach, A. B., Salem, N., Semerau, L., Villalba-Mouco, V., Abadie, I., Aldenderfer, M., Beckett, J. F., Brown, M., Campus, F. G. R., Chenghwa, T., Cruz Berrocal, M., Damašek, L., Duffett Carlson, K. S., Durand, R., Ernée, M., Fântăneanu, C., Frenzel, H., García Atiénzar, G., Guillén, S., Hsieh, E., Karwowski, M., Kelvin, D., Kelvin, N., Khokhlov, A., Kinaston, R. L., Korolev, A., Krettek, K.-L., Küßner, M., Lai, L., Look, C., Majander, K., Mandl, K., Mazzarello, V., McCormick, M., de Miguel Ibáñez, P., Murphy, R., Németh, R. E., Nordqvist, K., Novotny, F., Obenaus, M., Olmo-Enciso, L., Onkamo, P., Orschiedt, J., Patrushev, V., Peltola, S., Romero, A., Rubino, S., Sajantila, A., Salazar-García, D. C., Serrano, E., Shaydullaev, S., Sias, E., Šlaus, M., Stančo, L., Swanston, T., Teschler-Nicola, M., Valentin, F., Van de Vijver, K., Varney, T. L., Vigil-Escalera Guirado, A., Waters, C. K., Weiss-Krejci, E., Winter, E., Lamnidis, T. C., Prüfer, K., Nägele, K., Spyrou, M., Schiffels, S., Stockhammer, P. W., Haak, W., Posth, C., Warinner, C., Bos, K. I., Herbig, A., & Krause, J. (2024). Ancient Plasmodium genomes shed light on the history of human malaria (advance online). Nature.
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Gretzinger, J., Schmitt, F., Mötsch, A., Carlhoff, S., Lamnidis, T. C., Huang, Y., Ringbauer, H., Knipper, C., Francken, M., Mandt, F., Hansen, L., Freund, C., Posth, C., Rathmann, H., Harvati, K., Wieland, G., Granehäll, L., Maixner, F., Zink, A., Schier, W., Krausse, D., Krause, J., & Schiffels, S. (2024). Evidence for dynastic succession among early Celtic elites in Central Europe. Nature Human Behaviour.
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Schmid, C., Ghalichi, A., Lamnidis, T. C., Aththanayaka Mudiyanselage, D. B., Haak, W., & Schiffels, S. (2024). Poseidon – A framework for archaeogenetic human genotype data management. bioRxiv: the preprint server for biology.
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Papac, L., de Ibáñez, P. M., Rohrlach, A. B., Armendáriz, J., Peres, M., Lamnidis, T. C., Mötsch, A., Schiffels, S., & Risch, R. (2023). Intramural child burials in Iron Age Navarra: How ancient DNA can contribute to household archaeology. In H. Meller, J. Krause, W. Haak, & R. Risch (Eds.), Kinship, sex, and biological relatedness: the contribution of archaeogenetics to the understanding of social and biological relations: 15. Mitteldeutscher Archäologentag vom 6. bis 8. Oktober 2022 in Halle (Saale) (pp. 263-295). Halle (Saale): Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt - Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte.
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Popović, D., Molak, M., Ziółkowski, M., Vranich, A., Sobczyk, M., Vidaurre, D. U., Agresti, G., Skrzypczak, M., Ginalski, K., Lamnidis, T. C., Nakatsuka, N., Mallick, S., & Baca, M. (2021). Ancient genomes reveal long-range influence of the pre-Columbian culture and site of Tiwanaku. Science Advances, 7(39): eabg7261.
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Fellows Yates, J. A., Lamnidis, T. C., Borry, M., Andrades Valtueña, A., Fagernäs, Z., Clayton, S., Garcia, M. U., Neukamm, J., & Peltzer, A. (2021). Reproducible, portable, and efficient ancient genome reconstruction with nf-core/eager. PeerJ, 9: e10947.
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Feldman, M., Gnecchi Ruscone, G. A., Lamnidis, T. C., & Posth, C. (2021). Where Asia meets Europe – recent insights from ancient human genomics. Annals of Human Biology, 48(3), 191-202.
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Lamnidis, T. C. (2021). Exploring the effects of migration and admixture on human populations through time, using ancient DNA. PhD Thesis, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Faculty of Life Sciences, Jena.
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Nägele, K., Posth, C., Iraeta Orbegozo, M., Chinique de Armas, Y., Hernández Godoy, S. T., Gonzáles Herrera, U. M., Nieves-Colón, M. A., Sandoval-Velasco, M., Mylopotamitaki, D., Radzeviciute, R., Laffoon, J., Pestle, W. J., Ramos-Madrigal, J., Lamnidis, T. C., Schaffer, W. C., Carr, R. S., Day, J. S., Arredondo Antúnez, C., Rangel Rivero, A., Martínez-Fuentes, A. J., Crespo-Torres, E., Roksandic, I., Stone, A. C., Lalueza-Fox, C., Hoogland, M., Roksandic, M., Hofman, C. L., Krause, J., & Schroeder, H. (2020). Genomic insights into the early peopling of the Caribbean. Science, 369(6502), 456-460.
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Barquera, R., Lamnidis, T. C., Lankapalli, A. K., Kocher, A., Hernández-Zaragoza, D. I., Nelson, E. A., Zamora-Herrera, A. C., Perez Ramallo, P., Bernal-Felipe, N., Immel, A., Bos, K., Acuña-Alonzo, V., Barbieri, C., Roberts, P., Herbig, A., Kühnert, D., Márquez-Morfín, L., & Krause, J. (2020). Origin and health status of first-generation Africans from early colonial Mexico. Current Biology, 30(11): 2020.04.002, pp. 2078-2091.e11.
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Furtwängler, A., Rohrlach, A. B., Lamnidis, T. C., Papac, L., Neumann, G., Siebke, I., Reiter, E., Steuri, N., Hald, J., Denaire, A., Schnitzler, B., Wahl, J., Ramstein, M., Schuenemann, V. J., Stockhammer, P. W., Hafner, A., Lösch, S., Haak, W., Schiffels, S., & Krause, J. (2020). Ancient genomes reveal social and genetic structure of Late Neolithic Switzerland. Nature Communications, 11: 1915.
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Flegontov, P., Altınışık, N. E., Changmai, P., Rohland, N., Mallick, S., Adamski, N., Bolnick, D. A., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Candilio, F., Culleton, B. J., Flegontova, O., Friesen, T. M., Jeong, C., Harper, T. K., Keating, D., Kennett, D. J., Kim, A. M., Lamnidis, T. C., Lawson, A. M., Olalde, I., Oppenheimer, J., Potter, B. A., Raff, J., Sattler, R. A., Skoglund, P., Stewardson, K., Vajda, E. J., Vasilyev, S., Veselovskaya, E., O’Rourke, M. G. H. D. H., Krause, J., Pinhasi, R., & Schiffels, S. (2019). Palaeo-Eskimo genetic ancestry and the peopling of Chukotka and North America. Nature, 570, 236-240.
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Flegontov, P., Altinisik, N. E., Changmai, P., Rohland, N., Mallick, S., Bolnick, D. A., Candilio, F., Flegontova, O., Jeong, C., Harper, T. K., Keating, D., Kennett, D. J., Kim, A. M., Lamnidis, T. C., Olalde, I., Raff, J., Sattler, R. A., Skoglund, P., Vajda, E. J., Vasilyev, S., Veselovskaya, E., Hayes, M. G., O’Rourke, D. H., Pinhasi, R., Krause, J., Reich, D., & Schiffels, S. (2019). Palaeo-Eskimo genetic ancestry and the peopling of Chukotka and North America. Nature, 570, 236-240.
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Lamnidis, T. C., Majander, K., Jeong, C., Salmela, E., Wessman, A., Moiseyev, V., Khartanovich, V., Balanovsky, O., Ongyerth, M., Weihmann, A., Sajantila, A., Kelso, J., Pääbo, S., Onkamo, P., Haak, W., Krause, J., & Schiffels, S. (2018). Ancient Fennoscandian genomes reveal origin and spread of Siberian ancestry in Europe. Nature Communications, 9: 5018.
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Posth, C., Nakatsuka, N., Lazaridis, I., Skoglund, P., Mallick, S., Lamnidis, T. C., Rohland, N., Nägele, K., Adamski, N., Bertolini, E., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Cooper, A., Culleton, B. J., Ferraz, T., Ferry, M., Furtwängler, A., Haak, W., Harkins, K., Harper, T. K., Hünemeier, T., Lawson, A. M., Llamas, B., Michel, M., Nelson, E. A., Oppenheimer, J., Patterson, N., Schiffels, S., Sedig, J., Stewardson, K., Talamo, S., Wang, C.-C., Hublin, J.-J., Hubbe, M., Harvati, K., Delaunay, A. N., Beier, J., Francken, M., Kaulicke, P., Reyes-Centeno, H., Rademaker, K., Trask, W. R., Robinson, M., Gutierrez, S. M., Prufer, K. M., Salazar-García, D. C., Chim, E. N., Gomes, L. M. P., Alves, M. L., Liryo, A., Inglez, M., Oliveira, R. E., Bernardo, D. V., Barioni, A., Wesolowski, V., Scheifler, N. A., Rivera, M. A., Plens, C. R., Messineo, P. G., Figuti, L., Corach, D., Scabuzzo, C., Eggers, S., DeBlasis, P., Reindel, M., Mendez, C., Politis, G., Tomasto-Cagigao, E., Kennett, D. J., Strauss, A., Fehren-Schmitz, L., Krause, J., & Reich, D. (2018). Reconstructing the deep population history of Central and South America. Cell, 175(5), 1185-1197.
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