Associate Professor Bastien Llamas

Associate Professor Bastien Llamas
 Position ARC Future Fellow
 Org Unit Molecular and Biomedical Science
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0262
 Location Floor/Room 2 06 ,  Darling ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Assoc. Prof. Llamas pursued graduate studies in the area of biomedical research where he concentrated on mapping genes with phenotypic effects in animal models, particularly those associated with disease. During this training he developed expertise in the areas of molecular genomics and bioinformatics, forged by years of practice in 4 research institutes in France (CNRS, Pasteur Institute, INSERM) and Canada (Montreal Cardiac Research Institute, IRCM).

    Since his arrival at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) in 2008, he merged cutting-edge methods and knowledge from biomedical research with archaeological and evolutionary questions and datasets, in truly multi-disciplinary studies. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG) at the Australian National University.

    Assoc. Prof. Llamas investigates a range of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms and host-microbiome interactions that facilitate human adaptation to diverse environmental and cultural stressors. He intends to combine a range of advanced new analytical methods (e.g., long-read sequencing, genome graphs) to integrate past and present Indigenous genetic diversity from populations around the world into a new human pangenome reference.

    Assoc. Prof. Llamas's other current projects at ACAD and NCIG target several topics in evolutionary biology, population genomics and medical genomics, including:

    • Genomic resources for Indigenous Australians.
    • The genetic history of Indigenous Australia.
    • The genetic consequences of colonisation on the immune system of indigenous societies, with a focus on the dramatic South American population collapse after European colonisers introduced new Old World diseases.
    • The migration history of anatomically modern humans and the reconstruction of major peopling events across the globe.

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  • Qualifications

    • Workshop on Coalescent Theory: New Developments and Applications, 7-11 Oct 2013 — Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM), University of Montreal, QC, Canada 
    • Paleogenomics Summer School: Whole Genome Analysis of Ancient Organisms, 17-21 Oct 2011 — National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
    • Ph.D in Molecular Biology, Nov 2007 — University of Montreal, QC, Canada
    • Short Course on Mathematical Approaches to the Analysis of Complex Phenotypes, 18-24 Sept 2002 — The Jackson Laboratory, ME, USA 
    • M.Sc. in Neurosciences, Sept 2001 — University of Bordeaux 2, France
    • B.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Genetics and Evolution, Jan 2000 — University of Paris-Sud, France
    • Diploma of Higher Education in Life Sciences, Sept 1997 — University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France


  • Awards & Achievements

    • HLA Award presented annually at the 2021 European Federation for Immunogenetics annual conference
    • Australian Research Council Future Fellowship — 2018–2021.
    • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship — 2017–2019 [relinquished]

    • Vice Chancellor's Research Fellowship of the University of Adelaide — 2017.
    • Overseas Conference Travel Award 2015 of the University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences — Mar 2015.
    • Travel award of the Mathematics Research Centre, University of Montreal — 7–11 Oct 2013.
    • Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship — 2010–2012.
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Quebec Fund for Research on Nature and Technologies) — 2010–2011.
    • Overseas Conference Travel Award 2011 of the University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences — Mar 2011.
    • Writing scholarship of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Montreal — Winter session 2007.
    • Travel award of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Montreal — Apr 2006.
    • Travel award of the International Mammalian Genome Conference — Strasbourg, France, 4–8 Nov 2005.
    • Educational award of the Canadian Hypertension Society — Canadian cardiovascular congress - Montreal, QC, 22–26 Oct 2005.
    • André Caillé scholarship of the IRCM — 2005–2006.
    • Scholarship of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Montreal — 2004–2005.
    • Travel award of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Montreal — Jun 2004.
    • AstraZeneca R&D presentation award - Xth Scientific Day of the Molecular Biology Programs of the University of Montreal — Montreal, QC, 19 May 2004.
    • Scholarship of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Montreal — 2003–2004.


  • Research Funding

    • 2022-2027: National Health and Medical Research Council Synergy 2011277: "Respecting the Gift - Empowering Indigenous Communities in Genomic Medicine." Investigators: Alex Brown, Azure Hermes, Gregory Pratt, Kalinda Griffiths, Graham Mann, Simon Easteal, Bastien Llamas, Gareth Baynam, Sharon Huebner, Daniel MacArthur. AUD5,000,000
    • 2019-2021: Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP190103705: "Australian Heritage: Constructing the first Aboriginal reference genome." Investigators: Bastien Llamas, Brad Chapman, Erik Garrison, Lars Fehren-Schmitz. AUD435,000

    • 2018-2021: Australian Research Council Future Fellowship FT170100448: "An integrated molecular approach to human evolution." Investigator: Bastien Llamas. AUD684,053

    • 2016-2018: Australian Research Council Discovery Indigenous IN160100007: "The genomic history of Indigenous Australia." Investigators: Raymond Tobler, Bastien Llamas, Keryn Walshe, Peter Sutton, David Reich, Chris Tyler-Smith, Wolfgang Haak. AUD635,000

    • 2015-2017: Hermon Slade Foundation: "Resolving the taxonomic status of ecologically keystone and threatened bats in New Guinea." Investigators: Kyle Armstrong, Ken Aplin, Bastien Llamas. AUD84,800

    • 2013-2016: Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP130100646: "The role of epigenetic modifications in bovid adaptation to environmental change." Investigators: Alan Cooper, Catherine M Suter, Mike J Wilkinson, Stefan G Hiendleder, Bastien Llamas, John R Stephen, Jeremy F Taylor, Daniel H Densham. AUD1,121,145 (ARC contribution AUD554,645)
    • 2013-2015: Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP130102158: "Refining the timescale of human evolution and dispersal using ancient DNA." Investigators: Wolfgang Haak, Simon Ho, Bastien Llamas, Doron Behar. AUD270,000. [Investigator role relinquished to become the project's Research Associate]
    • 2010-2012: Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP1095782: "A shipload of consequences: studying the impact of Old World diseases on native South American populations via ancient DNA." Investigators: Wolfgang Haak, Bastien Llamas, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Austin L. Hughes. AUD360,000
  • Publications

    ORCID 0000-0002-5550-9176

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    Book Chapter

    1. Papac L, Llamas B, Cooper A, Pilbrow V, Haak W (2018) Preliminary ancient DNA screening results from first to eighth century AD sites in Samtavro and Tchkantiskedi, Georgia. Chapter in: Context and Connection: Essays on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East in Honour of Antonio Sagona, pps 783–6. Edited by: Batmaz A, Bedianashvili G, Michalewicz A & Robinson A © Peeters, Leuven - Paris - Bristol, CT.
    2. Llamas B & Deschepper CF (2005) Identification and validation of loci and candidate genes linked to cardiac hypertrophy. Chapter in: Methods in Molecular Medicine, vol. 112: Molecular Cardiology: Methods and Protocols, pps 321-38. Edited by: Sun Z © Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ.

    Refereed Journal Articles


    1. Oliva A, Tobler R, Cooper A, Llamas B, Souilmi Y (2021) Additional evaluations show that specific BWA-aln settings still outperform BWA-mem for ancient DNA dataEcology and Evolution, doi:10.1002/ece3.8297. [2.912; Evolutionary Biology: 25/50]
    2. Alpaslan-Roodenberg S, Anthony D, Babiker H, Bánffy E, Booth T, Capone P, Deshpande-Mukherjee A, Eisenmann S, Fehren-Schmitz L, Frachetti M, Fujita R, Frieman CJ, Fu Q, Gibbon V, Haak W, Hajdinjak M, Hofmann KP, Holguin B, Inomata T, Kanzawa-Kiriyama H, Keegan W, Kelso J, Krause J, Kumaresan G, Kusimba C, Kusimba S, Lalueza-Fox C, Llamas B, MacEachern S, Mallick S, Matsumura H, Morales-Arce AY, Motuzaite Matuzeviciute G, Mushrif-Tripathy V, Nakatsuka N, Nores R, Ogola C, Okumura M, Patterson N, Pinhasi R, Prasad SPR, Prendergast ME, Punzo JL, Reich D, Sawafuji R, Sawchuk E, Schiffels S, Sedig J, Shnaider S, Sirak K, Skoglund P, Slon V, Snow M, Soressi M, Spriggs M, Stockhammer PW, Szécsényi-Nagy A, Thangaraj K, Tiesler V, Tobler R, Wang C-C, Warinner C, Yasawardene S, Zahir M (2021) Ethics of DNA research on human remains: five globally applicable guidelines. Nature, doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04008-x. [49.962; Multidisciplinary sciences: 1/73]. See also translations in more than 20 languages and short videos for local contexts.
    3. Kocher A, Papac L, Barquera R, Key FM, Spyrou MA, Hübler R, Rohrlach AB, Aron F, Stahl R, Wissgott A, van Bömmel F, Pfefferkorn M, Mittnik A, Villalba-Mouco V, Neumann GU, Rivollat M, van de Loosdrecht MS, Majander K, Tukhbatova RI, Musralina L, Ghalichi A, Penske S, Sabin S, Michel M, Gretzinger J, Nelson EA, Ferraz T, Nägele K, Parker C, Keller M, Guevara EK, Feldman M, Eisenmann S, Skourtanioti E, Giffin K, Gnecchi-Ruscone GA, Friederich S, Schimmenti V, Khartanovich V, Karapetian MK, Chaplygin MS, Kufterin VV, Khokhlov AA, Chizhevsky AA, Stashenkov DA, Kochkina AF, Tejedor-Rodríguez C, García-Martínez de Lagrán I, Arcusa-Magallón H, Garrido-Pena R, Royo-Guillén JI, Novacek J, Rottier S, Kacki S, Saintot S, Kaverzneva E, Belinskiy AB, Velemínský P, Limburský P, Kostka M, Loe L, Popescu E, Clarke R, Lyons A, Mortimer R, Sajantila A, Chinique de Armas Y, Hernandez Godoy ST, Hernández-Zaragoza DI, Pearson J, Binder D, Lefranc P, Kantorovich AR, Maslov VE, Lai L, Zoledziewska M, Beckett JF, Langová M, Danielisová A, Ingman T, García Atiénzar G, Paz de Miguel Ibáñez M, Romero A, Sperduti A, Beckett S, Salter SJ, Zilivinskaya ED, Vasil'ev DV, von Heyking K, Burger RL, Salazar LC, Amkreutz L, Navruzbekov M, Rosenstock E, Alonso-Fernández C, Slavchev V, Kalmykov AA, Atabiev BCH, Batieva E, Alvarez Calmet M, Llamas B, Schultz M, Krauß R, Jiménez-Echevarría J, Francken M, Shnaider S, de Knijff P, Altena E, Van de Vijver K, Fehren-Schmitz L, Tung TA, Lösch S, Dobrovolskaya M, Makarov N, Read C, Van Twest M, Sagona C, Ramsl PC, Akar M, Yener KA, Carmona Ballestero E, Cucca F, Mazzarello V, Utrilla P, Rademaker K, Fernández-Domínguez E, Baird D, Semal P, Márquez-Morfín L, Roksandic M, Steiner H, Salazar-García DC, Shishlina N, Erdal YS, Hallgren F, Boyadzhiev Y, Boyadzhiev K, Küßner M, Sayer D, Onkamo P, Skeates R, Rojo-Guerra M, Buzhilova A, Khussainova E, Djansugurova LB, Beisenov AV, Samashev Z, Massy K, Mannino M, Moiseyev V, Mannermaa K, Balanovsky O, Deguilloux M-F, Reinhold S, Hansen S, Kitov EP, Dobeš M, Ernée M, Meller H, Alt KW, Prüfer K, Warinner C, Schiffels S, Stockhammer PW, Bos K, Posth C, Herbig A, Haak W, Krause J, Kühnert D (2021) Ten millennia of hepatitis B virus evolution. Science, 374:182-188. [47.728; Multidisciplinary sciences: 2/73]
    4. Purnomo GA, Mitchell KJ, O'Connor S, Kealy S, Taufik L, Schiller S, Rohrlach A, Cooper A, Llamas B, Sudoyo H, Teixeira JC, Tobler R (2021) Mitogenomes reveal two major influxes of Papuan ancestry across Wallacea following the Last Glacial Maximum and Austronesian contactGenes, 12:965. [4.096; Genetics & Heredity: 65/175]
    5. Roca-Rada X, Politis G, Messineo PG, Scheifler N, Scabuzzo C, Gonzalez M, Harkins KM, Reich D, Souilmi Y, Teixeira JC, Llamas B*, Fehren-Schmitz L* (2021) Ancient mitochondrial genomes from the Argentinian Pampas inform the early peopling of the Southern Cone of South AmericaiScience, 24:102553. [5.458; Multidisciplinary sciences: 14/73] [* equal contribution]
    6. Bradshaw CJA, Norman K, Ulm S, Williams AN, Clarkson C, Chadœuf J, Lin SC, Jacobs Z, Roberts RG, Bird MI, Weyrich LS, Haberle SG, O'Connor S, Llamas B, Cohen TJ, Friedrich T, Veth P, Leavesley M, Saltré F (2021) Stochastic models support rapid peopling of Late Pleistocene SahulNature Communications, 12:2440. [14.919; Multidisciplinary sciences: 4/73]
    7. Oliva A, Tobler R, Cooper A, Llamas B, Souilmi Y (2021) Systematic benchmark of ancient DNA read mappingBriefings in Bioinformatics22:bbab076. [11.622; Mathematical & Computational Biology: 2/58]
    8. Lan D, Tobler R, Souilmi Y, Llamas B (2020) Genozip - A universal extensible genomic data
      37:2225-2230. [6.937; Mathematical & Computational Biology: 3/58]
    9. Machácek J, Nedoma R, Dresler P, Schulz I, Lagonik E, Johnson SM, Kanáková L, Slámová A, Llamas B, Wegmann D, Hofmanová Z (2021) Runes from Lány (Czech Republic) - The oldest inscription among Slavs. A new standard for multidisciplinary analysis of runic bonesJournal of Archaeological Science, 127:105333. [3.216; Archaeology: 4/104]
    10. Davidson R, Fehren-Schmitz L, Llamas B (2021) A multidisciplinary review of the Inka imperial resettlement policy and implications for future investigationsGenes, 12:215. [4.096; Genetics & Heredity: 65/175]


    1. Roca-Rada X, Souilmi Y, Teixeira JC, Llamas B (2020) Ancient DNA studies in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Genes, 11:1346. [4.096; Genetics & Heredity: 65/175]
    2. Mudge C, Dallwitz R, Llamas B, Austin JJ (2020) Using ancient DNA and radiocarbon dating to determine the provenance of an unusual whaling artifact. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8:505233. [4.171; Ecology: 38/166]
    3. Sheng G, Hu J, Tong H, Llamas B, Yuan J, Hou X, Chen S, Xiao B, Lai X (2020) Ancient DNA of northern China Hystricidae sub-fossils reveals the evolutionary history of old world porcupines in the Late Pleistocene. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 20:88. [3.260; Evolutionary Biology: 21/50]
    4. Easteal S, Arkell RM, Balboa RF, Bellingham SA, Brown AD, Calma T, Cook MC, Davis M, Dawkins HJS, Dinger ME, Dobbie MS, Farlow A, Gwynne KG, Hermes A, Hoy WE, Jenkins MR, Jiang SH, Kaplan W, Leslie S, Llamas B, Mann GJ, McMorran BJ, McWhirter RE, Meldrum CJ, Nagaraj SH, Newman SJ, Nunn JS, Ormond-Parker L, Orr NJ, Paliwal D, Patel HR, Pearson G, Pratt GR, Rambaldini B, Russell LW, Savarirayan R, Silcocks M, Skinner JC, Souilmi Y, Vinuesa CG, Baynam G (2020) Equitable Expanded Carrier Screening Needs Indigenous Clinical and Population Genomic Data. American Journal of Human Genetics, 107:175-182 [11.025; Genetics & Heredity: 11/175]
    5. Barquera R, Collen E, Di D, Buhler S, Teixeira J, Llamas B, Nunes JM, Sanchez-Mazas A (2020) Binding affinities of 438 HLA proteins to complete proteomes of seven pandemic viruses and distributions of strongest and weakest HLA peptide binders in populations worldwide. HLA, 96:277-298. [4.513; Pathology: 19/77]
    6. Lan D, Tobler R, Souilmi Y, Llamas B (2020) genozip: a fast and efficient compression tool for VCF filesBioinformatics, 36:4091-4092. [6.937; Mathematical & Computational Biology: 3/58]
    7. Nakatsuka N, Lazaridis I, Barbieri C, Skoglund P, Rohland N, Mallick S, Harkins-Kinkaid K, Ferry M, Harney E, Michel M, Stewardson K, Novak-Forst J, Posth C, Capriles JM, Alfonso Durruty M, Álvarez KA, Beresford-Jones D, Burger R, Cadwallader L, Fujita R, Isla J, Lau G, Lémuz Aguirre C, LeBlanc S, Calla Maldonado S, Meddens F, Messineo PG, Culleton BJ, Harper TK, Quilter J, Politis G, Rademaker K, Reindel M, Rivera M, Salazar L, Sandoval JR, Santoro CM, Scheifler N, Standen V, Barreto MI, Flores Espinoza I, Tomasto-Cagigao E, Valverde G, Kennett DJ, Cooper A, Krause J, Haak W, Llamas B, Reich D, Fehren-Schmitz L (2020) A paleogenomic reconstruction of the deep population history of the Andes. Cell, 181:1131-1145. [41.582; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: 2/298]
    8. Llamas B, Roca Rada X, Collen E (2020) Ancient DNA helps trace the peopling of the worldThe Biochemist, 42:18-22. [NA]
    9. Liu Y, Weyrich LS, Llamas B (2020) More arrows in the ancient DNA quiver: use of paleoepigenomes and paleomicrobiomes to investigate animal adaptation to environmentMolecular Biology and Evolution, 37:307–319. [16.240; Evolutionary Biology: 2/50]
    10. Bover P, Mitchell KJ, Torres-Roig E, Llamas B, Thomson VA, Alcover JA, Agustí J, Cooper A, Pons J (2020) Ancient DNA from an extinct Mediterranean micromammal - Hypnomys morpheus (Rodentia: Gliridae) - provides insight into the biogeographic history of insular dormiceJournal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 58:427–438. [2.288; Zoology: 40/175]
    11. Fenderson LE, Kovach AI, Llamas B (2020) Spatiotemporal landscape genetics: Investigating ecology and evolution through space and timeMolecular Ecology, 29:218–246. [6.185; Evolutionary Biology: 7/50]
    12. Nieves-Colón MA, Pestle WJ, Reynolds AW, Llamas B, de la Fuente C, Fowler K, Skerry KM, Crespo-Torres E, Bustamante CD, Stone AC (2020) Ancient DNA reconstructs the genetic legacies of pre- contact Puerto Rico communitiesMolecular Biology and Evolution, 37:611–626. [16.240; Evolutionary Biology: 2/50]


    1. Llamas B, Narzisi G, Schneider V, Audano PA, Biederstedt E, Blauvelt L, Bradbury P, Chang X, Chin C-S, Fungtammasan A, Clarke WE, Cleary A, Ebler J, Eizenga J, Sibbesen JA, Markello CJ, Garrison E, Garg S, Hickey G, Lazo GR, Lin MF, Mahmoud M, Marschall T, Minkin I, Monlong J, Musunuri RL, Sagayaradj S, Novak AM, Rautiainen M, Regier A, Sedlazeck FJ, Siren J, Souilmi Y, Wagner J, Wrightsman T, Yokoyama TT, Zeng Q, Zook JM, Paten B, Busby B (2019) A strategy for building and using a human reference pangenome. F1000Research, 8:1751. [NA]
    2. Kowal E, Llamas B (2019) Race in a genome: Long read sequencing, ethnicity-specific reference genomes and the shifting horizon of race. Journal of Anthropological Sciences, 97:91–106. [3.263; Anthropology: 10/88]
    3. Gower G, Fenderson LE, Salis A, Helgen KM, van Loenen AL, Heiniger H, Hofman-Kaminska E, Kowalczyk R, Mitchell KJ, Llamas B, Cooper A (2019) Widespread male sex bias in mammal fossil and museum collections. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 116(38):19019-19024. [11.205; Multidisciplinary sciences: 8/73]
    4. Bover P, Llamas B, Mitchell KJ, Thomson VA, Alcover JA, Lalueza-Fox C, Cooper A, Pons J (2019) Unraveling the phylogenetic relationships of the extinct bovid Myotragus balearicus Bate 1909 from the Balearic Islands. Quaternary Science Reviews, 215:185-195. [4.112; Geosciences, multidisciplinary: 47/199]
    5. Richards SM, Hovhannisyan N, Gilliham M, Lindberg-Møeller B, Skadhauge B, Heiniger H, Llamas B, Mitchell KJ, Meachen J, Fincher GB, Austin JJ, Cooper A (2019) Low-cost cross-taxon enrichment of mitochondrial DNA using in-house synthesised RNA probes. PLoS ONE, 14(2):e0209499. [3.240; Multidisciplinary sciences: 26/73]


    1. Posth C, Nakatsuka N, Lazaridis I, Skoglund P, Mallick S, Lamnidis TC, Rohland N, Nägele K, Adamski N, Bertolini E, Broomandkhoshbacht N, Cooper A, Culleton BJ, Ferraz T, Ferry M, Furtwängler A, Haak W, Harkins K, Harper TK, Hünemeier T, Lawson AM, Llamas B, Michel M, Nelson E, Oppenheimer J, Patterson N, Schiffels S, Sedig J, Stewardson K, Talamo S, Wang C-C, Hublin J-J, Hubbe M, Harvati K, Delaunay AN, Beier J, Francken M, Kaulicke P, Reyes-Centeno H, Rademaker K, Trask WR, Robinson M, Gutierrez SM, Prufer KM, Salazar-García DC, Chim EN, Gomes LMP, Alves ML, Liryo A, Inglez M, Oliveira RE, Bernardo DV, Barioni A, Wesolowski V, Scheifler NA, Rivera MA, Plens CR, Messineo PG, Figuti L, Corach D, Scabuzzo C, Eggers S, DeBlasis P, Reindel M, Méndez C, Politis G, Tomasto-Cagigao E, Kennett DJ, Strauss A, Fehren-Schmitz L, Krause J, Reich D (2018) Reconstructing the Deep Population History of Central and South America. Cell, 175:1185-1197.e22. [41.582; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: 2/298]
    2. Bover P, Llamas B, Thomson VA, Pons J, Cooper A, Michell KJ (2018) Molecular resolution to a morphological controversy: the case of North American fossil muskoxen Bootherium and Symbos. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 129:70–76. [4.286; Evolutionary Biology: 13/50]
    3. Potter BA, Baichtal JF, Beaudoin AB, Fehren-Schmitz L, Haynes CV, Holliday VT, Holmes CE, Ives JW, Kelly R, Llamas B, Malhi R, Miller S, Reich D, Reuther JD, Schiffels S, Surovell T (2018) Current evidence allows multiple models for the peopling of the Americas. Science Advances, 4:eaat5473. [14.136; Multidisciplinary sciences: 5/73]
    4. Bover P, Michell KJ, Llamas B, Rofes J, Thomson VA, Cuenca-Bescós G, Alcover JA, Cooper A, Pons J (2018) Molecular phylogenetics supports the origin of an endemic Balearic shrew lineage (Nesiotites) coincident with the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 125:188–195. [4.286; Evolutionary Biology: 13/50]
    5. Potter BA, Beaudoin AB, Haynes CV, Holliday VT, Holmes CE, Ives JW, Kelly R, Llamas B, Malhi R, Miller S, Reich D, Reuther JD, Schiffels S, Surovell T (2018) Arrival routes of first Americans uncertain. Science, 359:1224–1225. [47.728; Multidisciplinary sciences: 2/73]
    6. Feigin CY, Newton AH, Doronina L, Schmitz J, Hipsley CA, Mitchell KJ, Gower G, Llamas B, Soubrier J, Heider TN, Menzies BR, Cooper A, O'Neill RJ, Pask AJ (2018) Genome of the Tasmanian tiger provides insights into the evolution and demography of an extinct marsupial carnivore. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2:182192. [15.460; Evolutionary Biology: 4/50]


    1. Lipson M, Szécsényi-Nagy A, Mallick S, Pósa A, Stégmár B, Keerl V, Rohland N, Stewardson K, Ferry M, Michel M, Oppenheimer J, Broomandkhoshbacht N, Harney E, Nordenfelt S, Llamas B, Mende BG, Köhler K, Oross K, Bondár M, Marton T, Osztás A, Jakucs J, Paluch T, Horváth F, Csengeri P, Koós J, Sebok K, Anders A, Raczky P, Regenye J, Barna JP, Fábián S, Serlegi G, Toldi Z, Gyöngyvér Nagy E, Dani J, Molnár E, Pálfi G, Márk L, Melegh B, Bánfai Z, Domboróczki L, Fernández-Eraso J, Mujika-Alustiza JA, Alonso Fernández C, Jiménez Echevarría J, Bollongino R, Orschiedt J, Schierhold K, Meller H, Cooper A, Burger J, Bánffy E, Alt KW, Lalueza-Fox C, Haak W, Reich D (2017) Parallel palaeogenomic transects reveal complex genetic history of early European farmers. Nature, 551:368–372. [49.962; Multidisciplinary sciences: 1/73]
      1. Fehren-Schmitz L, Harkins KM, Llamas B (2017) A paleogenetic perspective on the early population history of the high altitude Andes. Quaternary International, 461C:25–33. [2.130; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary: 126/199]
      2. Llamas B, Harkins KM, Fehren-Schmitz L (2017) Genetic studies of the peopling of the Americas: What insights do diachronic mitochondrial genome datasets provide? Quaternary International, 444B:26–35. [2.130; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary: 126/199]
      3. Rabanus-Wallace T, Wooller MJ, Zazula G, Shute E, Jahren H, Kosintsev P, Burns J, Breen J, Llamas B, Cooper A (2017) Megafaunal nitrogen isotopes reveal role of increased moisture on rangeland during Late Pleistocene extinctions. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 10(20):30. [15.460; Evolutionary Biology: 4/50]
      4. Weyrich LS, Duchene S, Soubrier J, Arriola L, Llamas B, Breen J, Morris AG, Alt KW, Caramelli D, Dresely V, Farrell M, Farrer AG, Francken M, Gully N, Haak W, Hardy K, Harvati K, Held P, Holmes EC, Kaidonis J, Lalueza-Fox C, de la Rasilla M, Rosas A, Semal P, Soltysiak A, Townsend G, Usai D, Wahl J, Huson DH, Dobney K, Cooper A (2017) Neanderthal behaviour, diet, and disease inferred from ancient DNA in dental calculus. Nature, 544(7650):357–361. [49.962; Multidisciplinary sciences: 1/73]
      5. Tobler R, Rohrlach A, Soubrier J, Bover P, Llamas B, Tuke J, Bean N, Abdullah-Highfold A, Agius S, O'Donoghue A, O'Loughlin I, Sutton P, Zilio F, Walshe K, Williams AN, Turney CS, Williams M, Richards SM, Mitchell RJ, Kowal E, Stephen JR, Williams L, Haak W, Cooper A (2017) Aboriginal mitogenomes reveal 50,000 years of regionalism in Australia. Nature, 544(7649):180–184. [49.962; Multidisciplinary sciences: 1/73]
      6. Onar V, Soubrier J, Toker NY, van Loenen A, Llamas B, Siddiq AB, Pasicka E, Tokarska M (2017) Did the historical range of the European bison (Bison bonasus L.) extend further south? - a new finding from the Yenikapı Metro and Marmaray excavation, Turkey. Mammal Research, 62(1):103–9. [1.722; Zoology: 74/175]
      7. Llamas B, Valverde G, Fehren-Schmitz L, Weyrich LS, Cooper A, Haak W (2017) From the field to the laboratory: Controlling DNA contamination in ancient DNA research in the high-throughput sequencing era. Science and Technology of Archaeological Research, 3(1):1–14. [0.980, Archaeology: 32/151]
      8. Llamas B, Willerslev E, Orlando L (2017) Human evolution: a tale from ancient genomes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 372:20150484. [6.237; Biology: 9/93]
      9. Cruz-Dávalos DI, Llamas B, Gaunitz C, Fages A, Gamba C, Soubrier J, Librado P, Seguin-Orlando A, Pruvost M, Alfarhan AH, Alquraishi SA, Al-Rasheid KAS, Scheu A, Beneke N, Ludwig A, Cooper A, Willerslev E, Orlando L (2017) Experimental conditions improving in solution target enrichment for ancient DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources, 17(3):508-522. [7.090; Evolutionary Biology: 6/50]
      10. Scofield P, Mitchell KJ, Wood, JR, De Pietri VL, Jarvie S, Llamas B, Cooper A (2017) The origin and phylogenetic relationships of the New Zealand ravens. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 106:136-143. [4.286; Evolutionary Biology: 13/50]


      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, Chival 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-Kaminska E, Immel A, Julien M-A, Krause J, Krotova O, Langbein F, Larson G, Rohrlach A, Scheu A, Schnabel RD, Taylor JF, Tokarska M, Tosello G, van der Plicht J, van Loenen A, Vigne J-D, Wooley O, Orlando L, Kowalczyk R, Shapiro B, Cooper A (2016) Early cave art and ancient DNA record the origin of European bison. Nature Communications, 7:13158. [14.919; Multidisciplinary sciences: 4/73]
      2. Mitchell KJ, Wood JR, Llamas B, McLenachan PA, Kardailsky O, Scofield RP, Worthy TH, Cooper A (2016) Ancient mitochondrial genomes clarify the evolutionary history of New Zealand's enigmatic acanthisittid wrens. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 102:295-304. [4.286; Evolutionary Biology: 13/50]
      3. Valverde G, Barreto Romero MI, Flores Espinoza I, Cooper A, Fehren-Schmitz L, Llamas B*, Haak W* (2016) Ancient DNA Analysis Suggests Negligible Impact of the Wari Empire Expansion in Peru's Central Coast during the Middle Horizon. PLoS One, 11(6):e0155508. [3.240; Multidisciplinary sciences: 26/73] [* equal contribution]
      4. Llamas B, Fehren-Schmitz L, 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 (2016) Ancient mitochondrial DNA provides high-resolution timescale of the peopling of the Americas. Science Advances, 2:e1501385. [14.136; Multidisciplinary sciences: 5/73]
      5. Schiffels S, Haak W, Paajanen P, Llamas B, Popescu E, Loe L, Clarke R, Lyons A, Mortimer R, Sayer D, Tyler-Smith C, Cooper A, Durbin R (2016) Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon genomes from East England reveal British migration history. Nature Communications, 7:10408. [14.919; Multidisciplinary sciences: 4/73]


      1. Mathieson I, Lazaridis I, Rohland N, Mallick S, Patterson N, Roodenberg SA, Harney E, Stewardson K, Fernandes D, Novak M, Sirak K, Gamba C, Jones ER, Llamas B, Dryomov S, Pickrell J, Arsuaga JL, Bermúdez de Castro JM, Carbonell E, Gerritsen F, Khokhlov A, Kuznetsov P, Lozano M, Meller H, Mochalov O, Moiseyev V, Rojo Guerra MA, Roodenberg J, Vergès M, Krause J, Cooper A, Alt KW, Brown D, Anthony D, Lalueza Fox C, Haak W, Pinhasi R, Reich D (2015) Genome-wide patterns of selection in 230 ancient Eurasians. Nature, 528:499-503. [49.962; Multidisciplinary sciences: 1/73]
      2. Khong JJ, Wang LY, Smyth GK, McNab AA, Hardy TG, Selva D, Llamas B, Jung C-H, Sharma S, Burdon KP, Ebeling PR, Craig JE (2015) Differential gene expression profiling of orbital adipose tissue in thyroid orbitopathy. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 56(11):6438-6447. [4.799; Ophthalmology: 8/62]
      3. Fehren-Schmitz L*, Llamas B*, Lindauer S*, Cagigao ET*, Kuzminsky S, Rohland N, Santos FR, Kaulicke P, Valverde G, Richards SM, Nordenfelt S, Verena Seidenberg V, Mallick S, Cooper A, Reich D, Haak W (2015) A re-appraisal of the early Andean human remains from Lauricocha in Peru. PLoS One, 10(6):e0127141. [3.240; Multidisciplinary sciences: 26/73] [* equal contribution]
      4. Haak W, Lazaridis I, Patterson N, Rohland N, Mallick S, Llamas B, Brandt G, Nordenfelt S, Harney E, Stewardson K, Fu Q, Mittnik A, Bánffy E, Economou C, Francken M, Friederich S, Garrido Pena R, Hallgren F, Khartanovich V, Khokhlov A, Kunst M, Kuznetsov P, Meller H, Mochalov O, Moiseyev V, Nicklisch N, Pichler SL, Risch R, Rojo Guerra MA, Roth C, Szécsényi-Nagy A, Wahl J, Meyer M, Krause J, Brown D, Anthony D, Cooper A, Alt KW, Reich D (2015) Massive migration from the steppe is a source for Indo-European languages in Europe. Nature, 522:207-211. [49.962; Multidisciplinary sciences: 1/73]
      5. Llamas B, Brotherton P, Mitchell KJ, Templeton JEL, Thomson VA, Metcalf JL, Armstrong KN, Kasper M, Richards SM, Camens AB, Lee MSY, Cooper A (2015) Late Pleistocene Australian marsupial DNA clarifies the affinities of extinct megafaunal kangaroos and wallabies. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 32(3):574-584. [16.240; Evolutionary Biology: 2/50]


      1. Scott-Boyer M-P, Praktiknjo SD, Llamas B, Picard S, Deschepper CF (2014) Dual linkage of a locus to left ventricular mass and a cardiac gene co-expression network driven by a chromosome domain. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, 1:11. [6.050; Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems: 30/142]
      2. Wood JR, Mitchell KJ, Scofield RP, Tennyson AJD, Fidler AE, Wilmshurst JM, Llamas B, Cooper A (2014) An extinct nestorid parrot (Aves, Psittaciformes, Nestoridae) from the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 172(1):185-99. [3.286; Zoology: 8/175]
      3. Fehren-Schmitz L, Haak W, Machtle B, Masch F, Llamas B, Tomasto Cagigao E, Sossna V, Schittek K, Isla Cuadrado J, Eitel B, Reindel M (2014) Climate change underlies global demographic, genetic and cultural transitions in pre-Columbian southern Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 111(26):9443–8. [11.205; Multidisciplinary sciences: 8/73]
      4. Mitchell KJ, Pratt RC, Watson LN, Gibb GC, Llamas B, Kasper M, Edson J, Hopwood B, Male D, Armstrong K, Meyer M, Hofreiter M, Austin J, Donnellan SC, Lee MSY, Phillips MJ, Cooper A (2014) Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and ancestral habitat preference of marsupials. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31(9):2322-30. [16.240; Evolutionary Biology: 2/50]
      5. Mitchell KJ, Llamas B, Soubrier J, Rawlence NJ, Worthy TH, Wood JR, Lee MSY, Cooper A (2014) Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution. Science, 344(6186):898-900. [47.728; Multidisciplinary sciences: 2/73]
      6. Coutinho A, Valverde G, Fehren-Schmitz L, Cooper A, Barreto Romero MI, Espinoza IF, Llamas B, Haak W (2014) AmericaPlex26: A SNaPshot Multiplex System for Genotyping the Main Human Mitochondrial Founder Lineages of the Americas. PLoS One, 9(3):e93292. [3.240; Multidisciplinary sciences: 26/73]
      7. Weyrich LS, Llamas B, Cooper A (2014) Reply to Santiago-Rodriguez et al: Was luxS really isolated from 25- to 40-million-year-old bacteria? FEMS Microbiology Letters, 353(2):85-6. [2.742; Microbiology: 95/137]
      8. Der Sarkissian C, Brotherton P, Balanovsky O, Templeton J, Llamas B, Soubrier J, Moiseyev V, Khartanovich V, Cooper A, Haak W, The Genographic Consortium (2014) Mitochondrial Genome Sequencing in Mesolithic North East Europe Unearths a New Sub-clade Within the Broadly Distributed Human Haplogroup C1. PLoS One, 9(2):e87612. [3.240; Multidisciplinary sciences: 26/73] Cover
      9. Sheng G-L, Soubrier J, Liu J-Y, Werdelin L, Llamas B, Thomson VA, Tuke J, Wu L-J, Hou X-D, Chen Q-J, Lai X-L, and Cooper A (2014) Pleistocene Chinese cave hyenas and the recent Eurasian history of the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta. Molecular Ecology, 23(3):522-33. [6.185; Evolutionary Biology: 7/50]. Editorial by Beth Shapiro and Simon YW Ho available here.
      10. Mitchell KJ, Wood JR, Scofield PR, Llamas B, Cooper A (2014) Ancient mitochondrial genome reveals unsuspected taxonomic affinity of the extinct Chatham duck (Pachyanas chathamica) and resolves divergence times for New Zealand and sub-Antarctic brown teals. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 70(1):420-8. [4.286; Evolutionary Biology: 13/50]


      1. Templeton JEL, Brotherton PM, Llamas B, Soubrier J, Haak W, Cooper A, and Austin JJ (2013) DNA capture and Next Generation Sequencing recover whole mitochondrial genomes from highly degraded samples for human identification. Investigative Genetics, 4(1):26. [NA]
      2. Praktiknjo SD, Llamas B, Scott-Boyer M, Picard S, Robert F, Langlais D, Haibe-Kains B, Faubert D, Silversides DW, and Deschepper CF (2013) Novel effects of chromosome Y on cardiac regulation, chromatin remodeling and neonatal programming in male mice. Endocrinology, 154(10):4746-56. [4.736; Endocrinology and metabolism: 50/145]


      1. Llamas B*, Holland ML*, Chen K*, Cropley JE, Cooper A, Suter CM (2012) High-Resolution Analysis of Cytosine Methylation in Ancient DNA. PLoS One, 7(1):e30226 . [3.240; Multidisciplinary sciences: 26/73] [* equal contribution]


      1.  Fehren-Schmitz L, Llamas B, Tomasto-Cagigao E, Haak W (2011) Ancient DNA and the early population history of western South America: what have we learned so far and where do we go from here? Boletin Arqueologia PUCP, 15:17-41. [Spanish] [NA]
      2. Dimasi DP, Hewitt AW, Kagame K, Ruvama S, Tindyebwa L, Llamas B, Kirk KA, Mitchell P, Burdon KP, Craig JE (2011) Ethnic and mouse strain differences in central corneal thickness and association with pigmentation phenotype. PLoS One, 6(8):e22103. [3.240; Multidisciplinary sciences: 26/73]