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Anthropology Unit

Anthropology Unit | University of Geneva

AGP 2020 publications

  1. Al-Yafei Z., Goeury T., Alvares M., Al Seiari M., Sanchez-Mazas A., Elghazali, G. (2020). United Arab Emirates: Unusual departure from neutrality towards excess of homozygotes at the HLA-B locus. HLA, 95(5), 470–473. DOI:
  2. Barquera B., Collen E., Di D., Buhler B., Teixeira J., Llamas B., Nunes J.M., Sanchez-Mazas A. (2020) Binding affinities of 438 HLA proteins to complete proteomes of seven pandemic viruses and distributions of strongest and weakest HLA peptide binders in populations worldwide. HLA. doi: 10.1111/tan.13956
  3. Branco C., Ray N., Currat M., Arenas M. (2020) Influence of Paleolithic range contraction, admixture and long‐distance dispersal on genetic gradients of modern humans in Asia. Molecular Ecology, 29, 2150–2159.
  4. Naciri Y., Dewaele R., Clerc P., Alvarez N., Chytil T., Lecointre G., Sanchez-Mazas A., Kampourakis K., Charlier P. (2020) Le grand bazar de l'évolution. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève, RTS Découverte, Bioscope.
  5. Quilodran C.S., Montoya-Burgos J.I.*, Currat M.* (2020) Harmonizing hybridization dissonance in conservation. Communications Biology, 3:391. * equal contribution.
  6. Quilodran C.S., Nussberger B., Macdonald D.W., Montoya-Burgos J.I.*, Currat M.* (2020) Projecting introgression from domestic cats into European wildcats in the Swiss Jura. Evolutionary Applications 2020. * equal contribution
  7. Sanchez-Mazas A. (2020). A Review of HLA Allele and SNP Associations With Highly Prevalent Infectious Diseases in Human Populations. Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20214. DOI:
  8. Sanchez-Mazas A. (2020). HLA studies in the context of coronavirus outbreaks. Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20248 DOI:
  9. Vangenot C., Nunes J.M., Doxiadis G.M., Poloni E.S., Bontrop R.E., De Groot N.G., Sanchez-Mazas A. (2020) Similar patterns of genetic diversity and linkage disequilibrium in Western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and humans indicate highly conserved mechanisms of MHC molecular evolution. BMC Evol Biol 20, 119.
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