I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. My areas of interest are bioinformatics, phylogenetics, population genetics and biostatistics, with a focus on human history. However, I enjoy talking about any statistical problem from any field of research. I really enjoy finding and communicating solutions to research questions, and helping people explore their data.
In this project we develop the necessary statistical techniques to analyze ancient DNA datasets to address important phylogenetic and population dynamic questions, such as the peopling of Australia and South America, and investigating the genetic diversity of Australia's endemic marsupials.
Llamas, B., Fehren-Schmitz L., Valverde G., Soubrier J., Mallick S., Rohland N., et al.
(2016). Ancient mitochondrial DNA provides high-resolution time scale of the peopling of the Americas. Science Advances. 2(4), doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1501385
Soubrier, J., Gower G., Chen K., Richards S. M., Llamas B., Mitchell K. J., et al.
(2016). Early cave art and ancient DNA record the origin of European bison. Nature Communications. 7, doi: 10.1038/ncomms13158