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:

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

5/4/17: Speaking at the NGS 2017 Glasgow conference , Glasgow, UK.
          Ashkenazic Jews and Druze - a 2000 year old odyssey unveiled using NGS technology.

3-4/4/17: Speaking at the Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology (MASAMB) 2017, Vienna, Austria.
          From lost empires to modern cities with ancient GPS.

News:

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.

15/3/16: Speaking at the FameLab - Manchester regional, Manchester, UK.
          Spotting time travelers with a DNA time machine.

2/2/16: Winning the FameLab - Sheffield Heat, Sheffield, UK.
          On the origin of Yiddish.

17/11/15: Speaking at the NGS 2015 Meeting, Sheffield, UK.
          Deciphering the geographical origin of a complex language using GPS.

11/11/15: Speaking at the HGV 2015 Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
          From DNA to Home Village in 3 seconds.

5/11/15: Speaking at the Department of Computing, The University of Leeds, UK.
          Deciphering the geographical origin of a complex language using GPS.

26/10/15: Joining the MetaSUB Consortium.

22/9/15: Speaking at Basel Life Science Week, Basel, Switzerland.
          Reaching the Holy Grail of Biogeography - from Genome to Home Village.

3/9/15: Speaking at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) , The University of Edinburgh, UK.
          Deciphering the geographical origin of a complex language using GPS.

11/8/15: New paper: published in Journal of Psychiatric Research by Elhaik and Zandi
         Dysregulation of the NF-kB pathway as a potential inducer of bipolar disorder.


11/7/15: Speaking at VarI Sig 2015, Dublin, Ireland.
          Inferring the biogeographical origin of Druze with the Geographic Population Structure (GPS).







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
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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