I have just completed my 3rd year in my Ph.D. studies in Biology at the University of Ostrava, Czechia. I work with Pavel Flegontov on modeling the history of various populations and understanding the correlation of genetic and linguistic patterns. I use both frequent- and rare variant-based computational tools on autosomal genetic markers.
I have been working on human evolutionary genetics to reveal admixture and migration patterns of populations using computational tools.
▪ Thesis: Mitochondrial Genome Analysis and Haplogroup Determination in Ancient Human Skeletons Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Ercan Arıcan
▪ Thesis: Optimization of ancient DNA isolation from goat and pig skeletons excavated from Yoncatepe/Van Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Ercan Arıcan
I have been accepted for a traineeship in Stephan Schiffels' lab in Max Planck Institute for Science of Human History to improve my skills on rare variant analysis in human populations.
- Flegontov P, Altınışık NE*, Changmai P*, Rohland N, Mallick S, Bolnick DA, Candilio F, Flegontova O, Jeong C, Harper TK, Keating D, Kennett DJ, Kim AM, Lamnidis TC, Olalde I, Potter BA, Raff J, Sattler RA, Skoglund P, Vajda EJ, Vasilyev S, Veselovskaya E, Hayes MG, O'Rourke DH, Pinhasi R, Krause J, Reich D, Schiffels S. Paleo-Eskimo genetic legacy across North America. Under review at Nature - Pre-print DOI: 10.1101/203018.
- Altınışık NE, Yuncu E, Flegontov P, Reich D. Modeling the origin and expansion of Turkic speakers. in preparation
- Kılınç GM, Koptekin D, Atakuman Ç, Sumer AP, Dönertaş HM, Yaka R, Bilgin CC, Buyukkarakaya AM, Baird D, Altınışık NE, Flegontov P, Götherström A, Togan İ, Somel M. (2017) Archaeogenomic analysis of the first steps of Neolithisation in Anatolia and the Aegean. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B Biol. Sci. IF 4.940
- Flegontov P, Changmai P*, Zidkova A*, Logacheva MD, Altınışık NE, Flegontova O, Gelfand MS, Gerasimov ES, Khrameeva EE, Konovalova OP, Neretina T, Nikolsky YuV, Starostin G, Stepanova VV, Travinsky IV, Tříska M, Tříska P, Tatarinova TV§. (2016) Genomic study of the Ket: A Paleo- Eskimo-related ethnic group with significant ancient North Eurasian ancestry. Sci. Rep. 6:20768. IF 5.228
- Altınışık, N. E. (2016) Modern İnsan Popülasyonlarında Arkaik İzler. Kebikeç İnsan Bilim. İçin Kaynak Araştırmaları Derg. 41, 283–294 (in Turkish)
- Altınışık, N. E. (2016) Adaptif Melezlenme: Homo Sapiens’in Dünya Yayılışında Etkileri. Toplum ve Hekim 31, 295-298 (in Turkish)
II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology – Montpellier 2018 (accepted)
- Comparing Alternative Hypotheses on the Peopling of the American Arctic
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium – Izmir 2018 (accepted)
- Modeling the origin and expansion of Turkic speakers
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium – Istanbul 2017
- A New Model for Peopling of the American Arctic