Guido Barbujani,

CURRICULUM VITAE (December 2015)

Born: Adria (Italy), January 31st, 1955.
ORCID id: 0000-0001-7854-6669

145 research products (Scopus, as of Nov. 25, 2015).
Total citations: 24964
h-index 51
i-10 index 805 (Verified Google Scholar MyCitations, 07/11/2015)
g-index 87
hI, norm 28 (Harzing’s Publish or Perish, as of Nov 25, 2015)
Ranked 90th, In the Via-Academy evaluation of Top Italian Scientists (

Professor of Genetics,
Director, Ph.D. School of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences
Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Ferrara University
Via L. Borsari 46
I-44100 Ferrara Italy
Skype: guido.barbujani

1978. MSc in Biological Sciences, University of Ferrara, Italy

1983-1986. Assistant professor of Genetics, Department of Zoology, University of Ferrara.
1987-1989. Postdoc research scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York, Stony Brook
1989-1992. Assistant professor of Human Genetics, Department of Biology, School of Medicine, University of Padova.
1992-1996. Associate professor of Population Genetics, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna.
1996-2001. Associate professor of Genetics and Population Genetics, Department of Biology, University of Ferrara.
2001-present. Professor of Genetics and Population Genetics, Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara (from 2012 Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology).

Lounès Chikhi (1995-1997) Marie-Curie scientist, University of Padua, Italy
Giorgio Bertorelle (1996-1998) University of Bologna, Italy
Michele Stenico (1997-1998) University of Ferrara, Italy
Isabelle Dupanloup (1999-2003) University of Ferrara, Italy
Cristiano Vernesi (1999-2002) University of Ferrara, Italy
Oscar Lao Grueso (2002-2003) University of Ferrara, Italy
Krisztina Vasarhelyi (2003-2005) University of Ferrara, Italy
Elise M. Belle (2004-2006) University of Ferrara, Italy
Vincenza Colonna (2007-2010) University of Ferrara, Italy
Silvia Ghirotto (2011-2015) University of Ferrara, Italy
Francesca Tassi (2014- ) University of Ferrara, Italy
Gloria Gonzalez-Fortes (2015- ) Marie-Curie scientist, Universities of Ferrara (Italy) and Potsdam (Germany)

1. Giorgio Bertorelle, Two new methods for the analysis of genetic variation at the molecular level, and evolutionary inferences on human populations, Ph.D. Programme in Genetical Sciences, Universities of Ferrara, Bologna, Padua, Parma, Pisa, 1996.
2. Giulietta Di Benedetto, Y-chromosome and mitochondrial diversity, within and among linguistic groups of the Eastern Alps, Ph.D. Programme in Genetical Sciences, Universities of Ferrara, Bologna, Padua, Parma, Pisa, 2000.
3. Silvia Fuselli, Molecular diversity at a locus of pharmacogenetic interest, CYP2D6, Ph.D. Programme in Biology, University of Ferrara, 2003.
4. Francesca Visentini, Association between genotype and response to pharmacological treatment for Alzheimer disease, Ph.D. Programme in Biology, University of Ferrara, 2005.
5. Alessia Ranciaro, The genetic bases of lactase persistence in Africa. Ph.D. Programme in Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Ferrara, 2007.
6. Giulia Riccioni, Inferences on demographic history of Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Ph.D. Programme in Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Ferrara, 2008
7. Ronald Ferrucci, On the study of genetic structure in human populations and the effects of demographic history, consanguinity and study design on detection of archaic introgression and natural selection. Programme in Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Ferrara, 2010
8. Silvia Ghirotto, Genealogical inference based on comparison of modern and ancient DNA. Ph.D. Programme in Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Ferrara, 2011
9. Francesca Tassi, Genomic inference of ancient human dispersal processes. Ph.D. Programme in Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Ferrara, 2014

1. Geoffrey M. Jacquez, Implications of spatial autocorrelation in genetic and lake chemistry data. State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA, 1989.
2. Lounès Chikhi, Differenciation génétique chez Sardinella aurita et S. maderensis. Allozymes et ADN mitochondrial. Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, France, 1995.
3. Serena Musolesi, Considerazioni statistiche sull’uso forense del DNA per l’identificazione personale: un esperimento di simulazione. Università di Bologna, 1996.
4. Pascal Gagneux, Female reproductive strategies, paternity and community structure in wild West African chimpanzees. University of Basel, Switzerland, 1998.
5. Päivi Lahermo, Mitochondrial and Y-chromosomal variation in the Finno-Ugric-speaking peoples. University of Turku, Finland, 1998.
6. Isabelle Dupanloup, Evaluation et synthèse des contributions de la linguistique et de la génétique à l’étude de la différenciation des populations humaines pendant la préhistoire recente. Université de Genève, Switzerland, 1998.
7. Luìsa Maria de Sousa Mesquita Pereira, A genetic portrait of Portugal in Iberian, European and African frameworks as drawn from the study of Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms. Universidade do Porto, Portugal 2001.
8. Eva Mateu i Morante, Anàlisi de la variaciò genética de les regions CFTR i GBA an poblacions humanes de tot el mon, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain 2001.
9. Chiara Romualdi, Variabilità umana, entro e tra continenti, ricostruita sulla base di polimorfismi biallelici del DNA. University of Padua, Italy, 2001.
10. Pardis Sabeti, The effect of natural selection and recombination on genetic diversity in humans: An investigation of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in African populations. University of Oxford, Great Britain, 2003.
11. Ainhoa Alzualde Zuloaga, Caracterizaciòn genética de la poblaciòn humana de Aldaieta (s. VI-VII dC, Paìs Vasco). Universidad del Paìs Vasco, Bilbao, Spain 2005.
12. Enrica Calura. Bioinformatic analysis of genic expression in skeletal muscular atrophy. University of Padua, 2007.
13. Solange Rigaud, La parure: traceur de la géographie culturelle et des dynamiques de peuplement au passage Mésolithiqu-Néolithique en Europe. Université de Bordeaux 1, France, 2011.
14. Giovanni Marco Dall’Olio, Applications of network theory to human population genetics: From pathways to genotype networks. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 2013.

Premio Napoli 2014 for Scientific Popularization

President, Italian Genetic Association (AGI) 2012-2014
Scientific evaluation Board, National Science Foundation (USA)
Scientific evaluation Board, Wellcome Trust – Bioarcheology Panel (UK)
Scientific evaluation Board, Fonds National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique (Switzerland)
Associate Editor, Human Heredity, 2002-present
Member, Human Biology editorial board, 1994-2012
Associate Editor, Human Biology, 2008-2012
Section Editor, BMC Genetics, 2010-2013
Member, International Journal of Forensic Medicine editorial board, 2003-2007
Member, Journal of Evolutionary Biology editorial board, 2001-2004
Member, Committee for Biodiversity and Bioethics, Ministry of the Environment, Rome, 1995-2000

[1.125] Madrigal L., Castrì L., Melendez-Obando M., Villegas-Palma R., Barrantes R., Raventos H., Pereira R., Luiselli D., Pettener D., Barbujani G. (2012). High mitochondrial mutation rates estimated from deep-rooting Costa Rican pedigrees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 148:327-333
[1.126] Barbujani G. (2012) Human genetics: Message from the Mesolithic. Current Biology 22:R631-R633. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.06.033
[1.127] Ghirotto S., Tassi F., Fumagalli E., Colonna V., Sandionigi A., Lari M., Vai S., Petiti E., Corti G., Rizzi E., De Bellis G., Caramelli D. and Barbujani G. (2013) Origins and evolution of the Etruscans’ mtDNA. PLoS ONE 8:e55519. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055519
[1.128] Barbujani G., Pigliucci M. (2013) Human races. Current Biology 23:R185-R187
[1.129] Mikerezi I., Xhina E., Scapoli C., Barbujani G., Mamolini E., Sandri M., Carrieri A., Rodriguez-Larralde A., Barrai I. (2013) Surnames in Albania: A study of the population of Albania through isonymy. Annals of Human Genetics 77:232-243
[1.130] Barbujani G. (2013) Obituary: Walking with Robert Sokal. Human Biology 84:481-488
[1.131] Barbujani G., Ghirotto S., Tassi F. (2013) Nine things to remember about human genome diversity. Tissue Antigens 82:155–164.
[1.132] Tassi F., Ghirotto S., Caramelli D., Barbujani G. (2013) Genetic evidence does not support an Etruscan origin in Anatolia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 152:11–18
[1.133] Riccioni G., Stagioni M., Ferrara G., Barbujani G., Tinti F. (2013) Genetic Structure of Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea correlates with environmental variables. PLoS ONE 11:e80105
[1.134] Sanchez-Mazas A., Barbujani G. (2013) European genetic diversity through space and time. Human Heredity 73:119-120 doi: 10.1159/000362130
[1.135] Barbujani G. (2013) Genetic evidence for prehistoric demographic changes in Europe. Human Heredity 73:133-141 doi: 10.1159/000357957
[1.136] Kraaijenbrink T., van der Gaag K., Zuniga S., Xue Y., Carvalho-Silva D.R., Tyler-Smith C. , Jobling M.A., Parkin E.J., Su B., Shi H. Xiao C-J., Tang W-R., Kashyap V.K., Trivedi R., Sitalaximi T., Banerjee J., Tshering of Gaselô K., Tuladhar N.M., Opgenort J-R.M.L., van Driem G.L., Barbujani G., de Knijff P. (2014) A linguistically informed autosomal STR survey of human populations residing in the Greater Himalayan Region. PLoS ONE 9: e91534
[1.137] Reyes-Centeno H., Ghirotto S., Détroit F., Grimaud-Hervé D., Barbujani G., Harvati K. (2014) Genomic and cranial phenotype data support multiple modern human dispersals from Africa and a Southern route into Asia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111:7248–7253.
[1.138] Vai S., Ghirotto S., Pilli E., Tassi F., Lari M., Rizzi E., Matas-Lalueza L., Ramirez O., Lalueza-Fox C., Achilli A., Olivieri A., Torroni A., Lancioni H., Giostra C., Bedini E., Pejrani Baricco L., Matullo G., Di Gaetano C., Piazza A., Veeramah K., Geary P., Caramelli D., and Barbujani G. (2015) Genealogical relationships between early medieval and modern inhabitants of Piedmont. PLoS ONE 10:e0116801. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116801
[1.139] Lari M., Di Vincenzo F., Borsato A., Ghirotto S., Micheli M., Balsamo C., Collina C., De Bellis G., Giacobini G., Gigli E., Hellstrom J.C., Lannino A., Modi A., Pietrelli A., Pilli E., Profico A., Ramirez O., Rizzi E., Vai S., Venturo D., Piperno M., Lalueza-Fox C., Barbujani G., Caramelli D., and Manzi G. (2015) The Neanderthal in the karst: first dating, morphometric and paleogenetic data on the fossil skeleton from Altamura (Italy). Journal of Human Evolution 82:88-94 doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.02.007
[1.140] Longobardi G., Ghirotto S., Guardiano C., Tassi F., Benazzo A., Ceolin A., Barbujani G. (2015) Across language families: DNA diversity mirrors grammar within Europe. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 157:630–640.
[1.141] Ghirotto S., Mezzavilla M., Tassi F., Torres Vilaça S., De Santi L., Barbujani G. (2015) Early modern human dispersal from Africa: Genomic evidence for multiple waves of migration. Investigative Genetics 6:13.

j. SCIENCE BOOKS (in Italian)
Barbujani G. (2006) L’invenzione delle razze. Capire la biodiversità umana. Milano: Bompiani (4 eds.) Portuguese translation: A invencão das raças. São Paulo, Brazil: Editora Contexto.
Barbujani G., Cheli P. (2007) Sono razzista ma sto cercando di smettere. Roma–Bari: Laterza (4 eds.)
Barbujani G. (2008) Europei senza se e senza ma. Storie di neandertaliani e di immigrati. Milano: Bompiani.
Barbujani G. (2014) Lascia stare i santi. Torino: Einaudi.
Aime M., Barbujani G., Bartoli C., Falloppa F. (2016) Il razzismo è sbagliato. Torino: Einaudi.

k. FICTION BOOKS (in Italian)
Barbujani G. (1994) Dilettanti. Venice: Marsilio. Republished in 2004 as: Dilettanti. Quattro viaggi nei dintorni di Charles Darwin. Milano: Sironi. German translation: Darwin und die dilettanten. Frankfurt: Axel Dielmann Verlag
Barbujani G. (2002) Dopoguerra. Milano: Sironi.
Barbujani G. (2003) Questione di razza. Milano: Mondadori.
Barbujani G. (2010) Morti e sepolti. Milano: Bompiani.