Address

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Aida Andrades Valtueña

Kahlaische Strasse 10

07745 Jena

GERMANY

Aida Andrades Valtueña

Aida Andrades Valtueña

Aida Andrades Valtueña

Phone:

  • +49 (0) 3641 686-643

Email:

Main Focus

My PhD research focus is on computational pathogenomics. My main interests are:

  • Screening procedures for pathogens from ancient metagenomic data
  • Genomic and Phylogenetic Analyses 
  • De novo assembly from metagenomic samples

I have been working with Yersinia pestis, the bacterium responsible for plague. We were able to reconstruct six Y. pestis genomes from individuals from Russia, Croatia, Germany and the Baltic region spanning the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age (LNBA). Since the Y. pestis phylogeny has similarities to the human movements during the LNBA, we have proposed an scenario for the spread of Y. pestis during this period. 

Curriculum Vitae

Publications

Andrades Valtueña, A., Mittnik, A., Key, F.M., Haak, W., Allmäe, R., Belinskij, A., Daubaras, M., Feldman, M., Jankauskas, R., Janković, I., et al. (2017). The Stone Age Plague: 1000 years of Persistence in Eurasia. bioRxiv, 94243 

Vågene, Å.J., Campana, M.G., García, N.M.R., Warinner, C., Spyrou, M.A., Andrades Valtueña, A., Huson, D., Tuross, N., Herbig, A., Bos, K.I., et al. (2017). Salmonella enterica genomes recovered from victims of a major 16th century epidemic in Mexico. bioRxiv, 106740

Iacobucci, G.J., Rahman, N.A., Andrades Valtueña, A., Nayak, T.K., and Gunawardena, S. (2014). Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Normal and Perturbed Vesicle Transport. PLoS ONE 9, e97237    


Conferences and Workshops

Andrades Valtueña, A. et al. (2017) "The Stone Age Plague: 1000 years of Persistence in Eurasia" Conference talk, Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2017 (SMBE 2017), Texas, USA

Andrades Valtueña, A. et al. (2017) "The Stone Age Plague: 1000 years of Persistence in Eurasia" Workshop presentation, One Past Health: Workshop on zoonotic diseases and ancient DNA, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany

Education

2015 - Current Ph.D. Archaeogenetics, MPI for the Science of Human History, Jena

2013-2015 M.Sc. Naturwissenschaftliches Archäologie / Archaeological Sciences, Universität Tübingen (Germany)

  • Thesis: "Reconstruction of ancient genomes from metagenomic data"

2009-2015 B.Sc. Genetics, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)

  • 2012-2013: Exchange student at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
  • Thesis:"Spatial and temporal characterization of normal axonal transport in primary neuronal cultures from Drosophila larvae"

Additional

2014-2015 Palaeogenetic HiWi, Universität Tübingen (Germany)

2011-2012 Laboratory Assistant, Dr. Shermali Gunawardena lab, Department of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, USA

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Department of Archaeogenetics
 
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