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

Maria A. Spyrou, Rezeda I. Tukhbatova, Chuan-Chao Wang, Aida Andrades Valtueña, Aditya K. Lankapalli, Vitaly V. Kondrashin, Victor A. Tsybin, Aleksandr Khokhlov, Denise Kühnert, Alexander Herbig, Kirsten I. Bos, Johannes Krause: Analysis of 3800-year-old Yersinia pestis genomes suggests Bronze Age origin for bubonic plague. Nature Communications 12/2018; 9(1). DOI:10.1038/s41467-018-04550-9

Alissa Mittnik, Chuan-Chao Wang, Saskia Pfrengle, Mantas Daubaras, Gunita Zariņa, Fredrik Hallgren, Raili Allmäe, Valery Khartanovich, Vyacheslav Moiseyev, Mari Tõrv, Anja Furtwängler, Aida Andrades Valtueña, Michal Feldman, Christos Economou, Markku Oinonen, Andrejs Vasks, Elena Balanovska, David Reich, Rimantas Jankauskas, Wolfgang Haak, Stephan Schiffels, Johannes Krause: The genetic prehistory of the Baltic Sea region. Nature Communications 01/2018; 9(1). DOI:10.1038/s41467-018-02825-9

Åshild J. Vågene, Alexander Herbig, Michael G. Campana, Nelly M. Robles García, Christina Warinner, Susanna Sabin, Maria A. Spyrou, Aida Andrades Valtueña, Daniel Huson, Noreen Tuross, Kirsten I. Bos, Johannes Krause: Salmonella enterica genomes from victims of a major sixteenth-century epidemic in Mexico. Nature Ecology & Evolution 01/2018; 2(3)., DOI:10.1038/s41559-017-0446-6

Aida Andrades Valtueña, Alissa Mittnik, Felix M. Key, Wolfgang Haak, Raili Allmäe, Andrej Belinskij, Mantas Daubaras, Michal Feldman, Rimantas Jankauskas, Ivor Janković, Ken Massy, Mario Novak, Saskia Pfrengle, Sabine Reinhold, Mario Šlaus, Maria A. Spyrou, Anna Szécsényi-Nagy, Mari Tõrv, Svend Hansen, Kirsten I. Bos, Philipp W. Stockhammer, Alexander Herbig, Johannes Krause: The Stone Age Plague and Its Persistence in Eurasia. Current Biology 11/2017; 27(23)., DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.025

Gary J Iacobucci, Noura Abdel Rahman, Aida Andrades Valtueña, Tapan Kumar Nayak, Shermali Gunawardena: Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Normal and Perturbed Vesicle Transport. PLoS ONE 05/2014; 9(5):e97237., DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0097237


Conferences and Workshops

Andrades Valtueña, A. et al. (2017) "De novo assembly of a Second Pandemic Plague genome and the genomic evolution of Yersinia pestis" Poster, 8th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology (ISBA2018), Jena, Germany

Andrades Valtueña, A. et al. (2017) "The Stone Age Plague: 1000 years of Persistence in Eurasia" Conference talk, 7th European Conference on Prokaryotic and Fungal Genomics (ProkaGenomics 2017), Göttingen, Germany

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"

2009-2013 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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