Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic
Bridging the European
and Anatolian Neolithic
Demography, migration, and lifestyle
at the advent of civilisation

Rui Martiniano

Orienting Y-chrmosome lineages in space and time

Rui Martiniano received his BSc in Anthropology and MSc in Human Evolution and Biology from Universidade de Coimbra, and his MSc in Genetics of Human Disease from University College London. He is working with Professor Dan Bradley to determine which Y-chromosomal lineages are present in the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods in Western Anatolian populations. Rui is particularly interested in using a Y-chromosomal target capture on samples from this period to examine the contribution of these ancient populations to modern European Y-chromosome diversity. Rui's broader academic interests include genetic structure and variation in ancient and modern human populations, evolutionary genetics, human migrations and the applications of NGS technologies to ancient samples.

Trinity College Dublin