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

Faculty appointed Lecturer at the University of Sheffield
Department of Animal & Plant Sciences
Member of the Bioinformatics Hub and Insigneo

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The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting the Rhineland and the Khazarian Hypotheses. Genome Biology and Evolution 2013


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


e.elhaik at sheffield.ac. uk






   


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

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


The genome sequence of the leaf-cutter Ant Atta cephalotes reveals insights into its obligate symbiotic lifestyle. PLoS genetics 2011






   


Reconstructing Druze population history.
Scientific Reports 2016


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


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






   


The genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus.
Science 2006


The Metagenomics and Metadesign of the Subways and Urban Biomes (MetaSUB) International Consortium inaugural meeting report. Microbiome 2016

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


Coming up:

News:

12/10/17: Invited speaker at the University of Leuven, 2017, Leuven, Belgium.
          Taming the skew - Empowering medical and population genomics to promote personalized medicine.

6/10/17: Interviewed to BBC Radio Sheffield on Black History month.
          The GPS Origins results of host Paulette Edwards and the historical, social, and public aspects of genetic genealogy

5/10/17: New paper: published in Microbiome by Shamarina et al.
         Communicating the promise, risks, and ethics of large-scale, open space microbiome and metagenome research.


4/10/17: New e-book chapter: published in frontiers in Neurology by Elhaik (Ed. A.M. Lavezzi and C.E. Johanson)
         A "Wear and Tear" Hypothesis to Explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.


27/9/17: Speaking at the Genomic Medicine 2017 conference, Cambridge, UK.
          Taming the skew - controlling for population stratification in drug trials\association studies.

28/7/17: New paper: published in frontiers in Genetics by Elhaik
         Editorial: Population Genetics of Worldwide Jewish People.


19/7/17: Speaking at the MetaSUB conference 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.
          Investigating the dynamics of ancestral inference from public surfaces.

21/6/17: New paper: published in frontiers in Genetics by Das et al.
         The Origins of Ashkenaz, Ashkenazic Jews, and Yiddish.


3/6/17: New paper: published in bioRxiv by Ryan and Elhaik
         Pair Matcher (PaM): Fast model-based optimisation Of treatment/case-control matches using demographic and genetic data


29/5/17: Speaking at the European Human Genetics Conference (ESHG) 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark.
          From lost empires to modern cities with ancient GPS.
          More in Press.

1/5/17: Speaking at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
          From lost empires to precision medicine with biolocalization tools.

26/4/17: Interviewed to BBC Radio Sheffield on DNA Day.
          Health and public aspects of genetic genealogy

13/4/17: New paper: published in the European Journal of Human Genetics (EJHG) by Elhaik
         Selected advances in genetics-cream of the crop


26/3/17: Interviewed together with former Israeli parlament member Taleb el-Sana to Galatz, a popular Israeli radio station operated by the IDF, Israel.
          Did Palestinians descend from Canaanite populations 3500 years ago?

22/2/17: Interviewed to Galatz, a popular Israeli radio station operated by Israel Defense Forces, Israel.
          Why israelies change their surnames?

10/2/17: New popular science article: published in Aeon by Elhaik
         Solving the mystery of the Druze - a 2,000-year-old odyssey


8/2/17: Speaking at the RootsTech Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah.
          Transitioning genetic genealogy to the 21st century with DREAM technology.

6/2/17: Speaking at the Weill Cornell Medical College - Cornell University, NY.
          From Lost Empires to Precision Medicine Using DNA Bio-localization Tools.

6/1/17: Speaking at the PopGroup50 meeting, Cambridge, UK.
          From ancient DNA to ancient cities in 5 seconds.

16/11/16: New popular science article: published in The Conversation by Elhaik
         Solving the 1,000-year-old mystery of Druze origin with a genetic sat nav.


16/11/16: New paper: published in Scientific Reports by Marshall et al.
         Reconstructing Druze population history.

         More in Press.
         See the FAQ page.

28/10/16: New paper: published in frontiers in Neurology by Elhaik
         A "Wear and Tear" Hypothesis to Explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

         11/11/2016: #1 Most read paper in frontiers in Neurology compred to all output of similar age.

25/9/16: Speaking at the International Symposium on Human Identification 2016 workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
          The Origins Chip: an advanced array for genetic genealogy and forensics.

9/8/16: New paper: pre-print in arXiv by Das et al.
         Responding to an enquiry concerning the geographic population structure (GPS) approach and the origin of Ashkenazic Jews-a reply to Flegontov et al.


28/7/16: Joining the EpiStressNet Consortium.

23/7/16: New paper: published in DNA Research by Morozova et al.
         Toward high-resolution population genomics using archaeological samples.

         19/8/2016: #1 Most read paper in DNA Research.

20/7/16: New paper: published in frontiers in Genetics by Elhaik
         In search of the judische Typus: a proposed benchmark to test the genetic basis of Jewishness challenges notions of "Jewish biomarkers".


18/7/16: Speaking at the Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel.
          Deciphering the geographical origin of Yiddish using GPS.

5/7/16: Speaking at the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2016 conference, Qunnesland, Australia.
          Citizen Science engagement: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

2/7/16: Speaking at the MetaSUB 2016 summit, Shanghai, China.
          Accurate inference of human origins with Geographic Population Structure (GPS) in the Microbiome Era.

20/6/16: New popular science article: published in Aeon by Elhaik
         How DNA traced the Ashkenazic Jews to northeastern Turkey?


18/6/16: Giving a workshop at the BioInformatics in Torun (BIT16) meeting, Torun, Poland.
          Galaxy: an open platform for supporting computational research in the life sciences.

16/6/16: Keynote speaker at the BioInformatics in Torun (BIT16) meeting, Torun, Poland.
          From DNA to Home Village in 3 seconds: using the Geographic Population Structure (GPS) to empower personalized medicine.

3/6/16: New paper: published in Microbiome by The MetaSUB International Consortium
         The Metagenomics and Metadesign of the Subways and Urban Biomes (MetaSUB) International Consortium inaugural meeting report.

          #2 most read article.

25/5/16: Nominated to the Sheffield Students' Union Academic Award 2016 in the category: Best Personal Tutor.

6/5/16: New popular science article: published in The Conversation by Elhaik
         Uncovering ancient Ashkenaz - the birthplace of Yiddish speakers.

          #12 most read article.

14/4/16: Speaking at the "Genome of Russia" conference, Moscow, Russia.
          The missing link of European Jewish Ancestry.

4/3/16: New paper: published in Genome Biology and Evolution by Das et al.
         Localizing Ashkenazic Jews to primeval villages in the ancient Iranian lands of Ashkenaz.

         29/4/2016: #1 Most read paper in GBE.
         More in Press.
         See the FAQ page.







Present funding:

Past funding:


Editorial and Reviewer roles:

Editorial
Biology Direct
Frontiers in Genetics


Reviewer (Publons)
Science
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Genome Biology and Evolution
Bioinformatics
BMC Evolutionary Biology
PLoS One
Journal of Mathematical Biology
Integrative and Comparative Biology
Medical Principles and Practice
Advances in Anthropology


Grant reviewer
British Council
Medical Research Council (MRC)
The German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development
The Netherlands Organisation for Health

Contact details:

Mail Address: The University of Sheffield, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK

Email Address: e dot elhaik at sheffield dot ac . uk

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