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Anthropology Unit

Anthropology Unit | University of Geneva

Mederic Mouterde



My PhD research is focused on the adaptation of modern humans to different chemical environments (including dietary environments) by using a group of genes of great medical interest: drug metabolizing (ADME) genes. This approach involves the collection and generation of both phenotypes and genomics data from diverse and newly sampled human populations.


  • de Villemereuil, P., Mouterde, M., Gaggiotti, O. E., & Till‐Bottraud, I. (2018). Patterns of phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation in the wide elevation range of the alpine plant Arabis alpina. Journal of Ecology (

  • de Villemereuil, P., Gaggiotti, O. E., Mouterde, M., & Till-Bottraud, I. (2016). Common garden experiments in the genomic era: new perspectives and opportunities. Heredity, 116(3), 249.

  • Rollason V.*, Mouterde M.*, Daali Y., Cizkova M., Priehodová E., Kulichova I., Posova H., Petanova J., Mulugeta A., Makonnen E., Davidson R., Al-Balushi K., Al-Thihli K., Cerna M., Al-Yahyaee S., Cerny V., Yimer G., Poloni E. S. & Desmeules J. (to be submitted). Safety of the Geneva cytochrome P450 and glycoprotein-P phenotyping micrococktail in healthy volunteers from three different geographic origins.* equally contributed

  • Vangenot, C., Gagneux P., de Groot N., Baumeyer A., Mouterde M., Crouau-Roy B., Darlu P., Sanchez-Mazas A., Sabbagh A., Poloni E. S. (to be submitted). Humans and chimpanzees display opposite patterns of diversity in arylamine N-acetyltranferase genes.

  • Mouterde M., Daali Y., Rollason V., Al-Yahyaee S., Boukouvala S., Yimer G., Černý V., Desmeules J. & Poloni E. S. (in prep.). Analysis of population structure between Africa and Europe reveals unexpected high genomic diversity in a homogenous human population.

Mederic Mouterde
Mederic Mouterde
University of Geneva
Dpt. of Genetic & Evolution
Anthropology Unit
Quai Ernest-Ansermet 30
1205 Genève
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