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Department of Genetics




PhD Genetics

Trinity College Dublin

07/2012 - 09/2016

MSc Genetics of Human Disease

University College London

09/2010 - 09/2011

MSc Human Biology and Evolution

University of Coimbra

09/2009- 07/2010

BSc Anthropology (Biological branch)

University of Coimbra

09/2005- 07/2009


Key publications: 

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de Barros Damgaard P*, Martiniano R*, Kamm J*, Moreno-Mayar JV*, …,Durbin R, Willerslev E. The first horse herders and the impact of early Bronze Age steppe expansions into Asia. Science. 2018 May 9. pii: eaar7711. doi: 10.1126/science.aar7711. [Epub ahead of print]

Martiniano R, Cassidy LM, Ó'Maoldúin R, McLaughlin R, Silva NM, Manco L, Fidalgo D, Pereira T, Coelho MJ, Serra M, Burger J, Parreira R, Moran E, Valera AC, Porfirio E, Boaventura R, Silva AM, Bradley DG. The population genomics of archaeological transition in west Iberia: Investigation of ancient substructure using imputation and haplotype-based methods. PLoS Genet. 2017 Jul 27;13(7):e1006852. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006852. eCollection 2017 Jul.

Martiniano R, … Bradley DG. Genomic signals of migration and continuity in Britain before the Anglo-Saxons. Nat Commun. 2016 Jan 19;7:10326. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10326.

Cassidy LM*, Martiniano R*, Murphy EM, Teasdale MD, Mallory J, Hartwell B, Bradley DG. Neolithic and Bronze Age migration to Ireland and establishment of the insular Atlantic genome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jan 12;113(2):368-73. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1518445113. Epub 2015 Dec 28.

Martiniano R, Coelho C, Ferreira MT, Neves MJ, Pinhasi R, Bradley DG. Genetic evidence of African slavery at the beginning of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Sci Rep. 2014 Aug 8;4:5994. doi: 10.1038/srep05994.

EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow : Durbin Group
Areas of Interest: 
Human Genetics, Ancient DNA, Population Genetics
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