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Dr Julien Soubrier

Telephone +61 8 8313 5565
Position ARC Postdoctoral Research Associate
Fax +61 8 8313 4364
Building Darling Building
Floor/Room 2 05c
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Genetics & Evolution

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Biography/ Background

2009 – 2012    PhD in Molecular Biology and Evolution
Australian Centre for Ancient DNA - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences - The University of Adelaide, Australia
Research project: What ‘molecular’ time is it? – Use of ancient DNA to refine estimates of molecular timescales”
Supervised by Alan Cooper, Simon Ho (University of Sydney), Wolfgang Haak and Mike Lee
2006 – 2008    Master’s degree in Functional Genomics and Oncology
University Claude Bernard Lyon1, France
Research project: “Supermatrix assemblies to study the phylogeny of Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)”
Bibliographic dissertation: “Supermatrices and Supertrees: What solutions for Phylogenomics”
Supervised by Christophe Douady, Groundwater Hydrobiology and Ecology team of “Laboratoire d’Ecologie des Hydrosystèmes Souterrains”, UMR CNRS 5023, University Claude Bernard Lyon1, France and Manolo Gouy, Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics team of “Laboratoire Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive”, UMR5558, University Claude Bernard Lyon1, France

2004 – 2006    Bachelor’s degree in Biology of Organisms and Populations
University Claude Bernard Lyon1, France
Research project: “Genetic analysis of domestication during the Neolithic period (Chronobos project).
Supervised by Sandrine Hughes and Ludovic Orlando, Paleogenetic team of the “Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon”, UMR CNRS 5161, Ecole Normale supérieure de Lyon, France



Research Interests

As a member of the Australian Centre of Ancient DNA, Julien uses bioinformatic tools to analyse the genomes of both living and extinct species from next generation sequencing data. Using the bison as a model organism, with DNA data from specimens up to 50 ky old, he is currently studying how large mammals respond to environmental variation and adapt to periods of rapid climate change. This involves identifying genomic signatures associated with important evolutionary processes like speciation, population fragmentation, and population decline preceding extinction.


On Google Scholar - Soubrier

Refereed journal articles


1.    Soubrier J*, Gower G*, Chen K, Richards SM, Llamas B, Mitchell KJ, Ho SYW, Kosintsev P, Lee MSY, Baryshnikov G, Bollongino R, Bover P, Burger J, Chivall D, Crégut-Bonnoure E, Decker JE, Doronichev VB, Douka K, Fordham DA, Fontana F, Fritz C, Glimmerveen J, Golovanova LV, Groves C, Guerreschi A, Haak W, Higham T, Hofman-KamiƄska E, Immel A, Julien MA, Krause J, Krotova O, Langbein F, Larson G, Rohrlach A, Scheu A, Schnabel RD, Taylor JF, Tokarska M, Tosello G, vanderPlicht J, vanLoenen A, Vigne JD, Wooley O, Orlando L, Kowalczyk R, Shapiro B, Cooper A
Early cave art and ancient DNA record the origin of European bison
Nature Communications (2016) Accepted July 6 [*equally contributed]
2.     Cruz-Dávalos DI, Llamas B, Gaunitz C, Fages A, Gamba C, Soubrier J, Librado P, Seguin-Orlando A, Pruvost M, Alfarhan AH, Alquraishi SA, Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid, Scheu A, Beneke N, Ludwig A, Cooper A, Willerslev E, Orlando L
Experimental Conditions Improving in Solution Target Enrichment for Ancient DNA Molecular Ecology Resources (2016) 10.1111/1755-0998.12595
3.     Llamas B, Fehren-Schmitz, Valverde G, Soubrier J, Mallick S, Rohland N, Nordenfelt S, Valdiosera C, Richards SM, Rohrlach A, Barreto Romero MI, Flores Espinoza I, Tomasto Cagigao E, Watson Jiménez L, Makowski K, Leboreiro Reyna IS, Mansilla Lory J, Ballivián Torrez JA, Rivera MA, Burger RL, Constanza Ceruti M, Reinhard J, Wells RS, Politis G, Santoro CM, Standen VG, Smith C, Reich D, Ho SYW, Cooper A, Haak W
Ancient mitochondrial DNA provides high-resolution time scale of the peopling of the Americas
Science Advances (2016) 10.1126/sciadv.1501385
4.     Mitchell KJ, Llamas B, Soubrier J, Rawlence NJ, Worthy TH, Wood J, Lee MSY, Cooper A
Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution
Science (2014) 10.1126/science.1251981
5.     Clarke LJ, Soubrier J, Weyrich LS, CooperA
Environmental metabarcodes for insects: in silico PCR reveals potential for taxonomic bias
Molecular Ecology Resources (2014) 10.1111/1755-0998.12265
6.     Der Sarkissian C, Brotherton P, Balanovsky O, Templeton J, Llamas B, Soubrier J, Moiseyev V, Khartanovich V, Cooper A, Haak W, The Genographic Consortium
Mitochondrial Genome Sequencing in Mesolithic North East Europe Unearths a New Sub-clade Within the Broadly Distributed Human Haplogroup C1
PLoS ONE (2014) 10.1371/journal.pone.0087612
7.     Sheng GL*, Soubrier J*, Liu JY, Werdelin L, Llamas B, Thomson VA, Tuke J, Wu LJ, Hou XD, Chen QJ, Lai XL, Cooper A
Pleistocene Chinese cave hyenas and the recent Eurasian history of the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta
Molecular Ecology (2013) 10.1111/mec.12576 [*equally contributed]

8.     Templeton JEL, Brotherton PM, Llamas B, Soubrier J, Haak W, Cooper A, Austin JJ
DNA capture and next-generation sequencing can recover whole mitochondrial genomes from highly degraded samples for human identification
Investigative Genetics (2013) 10.1186/2041-2223-4-26
9.     Lee MSY, Soubrier J, and Edgecombe GD
Rates of phenotypic and genomic evolution during the Cambrian Explosion
Current Biology (2013) 10.1016/j.cub.2013.07.055
10.  Clarke LJ, Czechowski P, Soubrier J, Stevens MI and Cooper A
Modular tagging of amplicons using a single PCR (MoTASP) for high throughput sequencing
Molecular Ecology Resources (2013) 10.1111/1755-0998.12162
11.  Brotherton P, Haak W, Templeton J, Brandt G, Soubrier J, Adler CJ, Richards SM, Der Sarkissian C, Ganslmeier R, Friederich S, Dresely V, van Oven M, Kenyon R, Van der Hoek M, Korlach J, Luong K, Ho SYW, Quintana-Murci L, Behar DM, Meller H, Alt KW, Cooper A and The Genographic Project
Neolithic mitochondrial haplogroup H genomes and the genetic origins of Europeans
Nature Communications (2013) 10.1038/ncomms2570
12.  Austin J*, Soubrier J*, Prevosti FJ, Prates L, Trejo V, Mena F, and Cooper A
The origin of the enigmatic Falkland Islands wolf
Nature Communications (2013) 4:1552 [*equally contributed]
13.  Soubrier J, Steel M, Lee M, Der Sarkissian C, Guindon S, Ho SYW, Cooper A and The Genographic Consortium
The influence of rate heterogeneity among sites on the time dependence of molecular rates
Molecular Biology and Evolution (2012) 29:3345-3358
14.  Ho SYW, Lanfear R, Bromham L, Phillips MJ, Soubrier J, Rodrigo AG and Cooper A
Time-dependent rates of molecular evolution
Molecular Ecology (2011) 20:3087-3101
15.  Aplin KP, Suzuki H, Chinen AA, Chesser RT, Ten Have J, Donnellan SC, Austin J, Frost A, Gonzalez JP, Herbreteau V, Catzeflis F, Soubrier J, Fang YP, Robins J, Matisoo-Smith E, Bastos AD, Maryanto I, Sinaga MH, Denys C, Van Den Bussche RA, Conroy C, Rowe K and Cooper A
Multiple geographic origins of commensalism and complex dispersal history of Black Rats
PLoS One (2011) 6:e26357


Entry last updated: Thursday, 8 Sep 2016

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