//Silvia Guimaraes
Silvia Guimaraes2020-02-07T09:20:52+00:00
Juan F. Gibaja
(ERC-StG 716298)

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Silvia Guimaraes

I am specialized in palaeogenetics with a specific interest in the study of past animal populations. I have been been involved in different research projects in Italy, France and Portugal, to address questions about the evolutionary history of wild and domestic animals, including phylogeographical studies, population dynamics and domestication events.
I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher on the ERC-StG project: “ZoomWest: Zooarchaeology and Mobility in the Western Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to Late Antiquity”. The project is focused on the analysis of mobility as a factor to understand ancient economy based on zooarchaeological remains. I am in charge of the genetic analysis of the cattle specimens in collaboration with the ancient DNA platform at Stockolm University and with CIBIO-InBIO from the University of Porto.

Selection of international publications for the last five years

  • Ottoni C., van Neer W., De Cupere B., Daligault J., GUIMARAES S., Peters J., et al., “Of cats and men: the paleogenetic history of the dispersal of cats in the ancient world”, Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2017, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0139.
  • Bennett EA., Champlot S., Peters J., Arbuckle BS., GUIMARAES S., Pruvost M., Bar-David S., Davis SJM, Gautier M., KacKaczensky P., Kuehn R., Mashkour M., Morales-Muñiz A., Pucher E., Tournepiche JF., Uerpmann HP., Balasescu A., Germonpré M., Gündem CY., Hemami MR., Moullé PE., Ötzan A., Uerpmann M., Walzer C., Grange T., Geigl EM., “Taming the late Quaternary phylogeography of the Eurasiatic wild ass through ancient and modern DNA.”, PLoS One, 2017, Apr 19;12(4):e0174216.
  • Massilani D., GUIMARAES S., Brugal JP, Bennett E.A., Tokarska M., Arbogast RM, Baryshnikov G., Boeskorov G., Castel J.C., Davydov S., Madelaine S., Putelat O., Spasskaya N., Uerpmann HP, Grange T., Geigl EM., “Past climate changes, population dynamics and the origin of Bison in Europe”, BMC, 2016, 14: 93. Guimaraes S., Pruvost M., Daligault J., Stoetzel E., Côté N.M.-L., Bennett E.A., Nicolas V., Lalis A., Denys C., Geigl E.-M., Grange T., “A cost-effective high-throughput metabarcoding approach powerful enough to genotype 44,000 year-old rodent remains from Northern Africa”, Molecular Ecology Resources, 2016, doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12565.
  • Côté N., Daligault J., Pruvost M., Bennett E.A., Gorgé O., Guimaraes S., Capelli N., Le Bailly M., Geigl E.M., Grange T., “A New High-Throughput Approach to Genotype Ancient Human Gastrointestinal Parasites”, PLOS One 11(1), 2016, e0146230. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146230.
  • GUIMARAES S., Fernandez-Jalvo Y., Stoetzel E., Gorgé O., Bennett E.A., Denys C., Grange T., Geigl E-M, “Owl pellets: a wise DNA source for small mammal genetics”, Journal of Zoology, 2015, 298(1): 64-74.

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