Mathias Currat is a biologist, specialized in human population genetics, teaching and leading a research on Human settlement history and evolution at the University of Geneva. He is currently Senior Research Associate at the unit of anthropology of the department of Genetics and Evolution. His research main themes are related to the combined effects of demographic variation and natural selection on the genetic structure of populations. One of his principal focuses is the peopling history of Europe through the analyses of genetic data using a computer simulation approach.
Currat M, Excoffier L. 2011. Strong reproductive isolation between humans and Neanderthals inferred from observed patterns of introgression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 13;108(37):15129-34.
Currat M, Poloni ES, Sanchez-Mazas A. 2010. Human genetic differentiation across the Strait of Gibraltar. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:237.
Currat M, Ruedi M, Petit RJ & Excoffier L. 2008.The hidden side of invasions: massive introgression by local genes. Evolution 62(8): 1908–1920.
Currat M and Excoffier L. 2004. Modern Humans did not admix with Neanderthals during their range expansion. PLoS Biology 2(12): e41.