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Toomas Kivisild

Toomas Kivisild

Genetics and Molecular Biology
Belgium
2022

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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Genetics and Molecular Biology D-index 75 Citations 27,876 126 World Ranking 1193 National Ranking 10

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Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Genetics and Molecular Biology in Belgium Leader Award

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Gene
  • Genetics
  • Mutation

Toomas Kivisild mainly focuses on Genetics, Evolutionary biology, Haplogroup, Haplotype and Mitochondrial DNA. His research brings together the fields of Population genetics and Genetics. His Population genetics research includes themes of Human migration and Ethnology.

His Evolutionary biology study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Most recent common ancestor, Biological dispersal, Denisovan and Reference genome. His work carried out in the field of Haplogroup brings together such families of science as Haplogroup M and Haplogroup D-M15, Haplogroup L3, Phylogenetic tree, Phylogeography. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Gene pool, Y chromosome and Genetic variation.

His most cited work include:

  • Tracing European founder lineages in the Near Eastern mtDNA pool. (841 citations)
  • Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans (811 citations)
  • The Simons Genome Diversity Project: 300 genomes from 142 diverse populations (684 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Toomas Kivisild spends much of his time researching Genetics, Evolutionary biology, Haplogroup, Haplotype and Mitochondrial DNA. His Genetics study combines topics in areas such as Population genetics and Genetic diversity. The concepts of his Evolutionary biology study are interwoven with issues in Genome, Ancient DNA, Phylogenetics, Gene pool and Genetic variation.

His Haplogroup research includes elements of Y chromosome, Phylogeography, Haplogroup L3, Biological dispersal and Human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup. Toomas Kivisild has researched Haplotype in several fields, including Genetic structure and Coalescent theory. His Mitochondrial DNA research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Founder effect and Phylogenetic tree.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Genetics (63.64%)
  • Evolutionary biology (56.23%)
  • Haplogroup (44.78%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2018-2021)?

  • Ancient DNA (22.22%)
  • Evolutionary biology (56.23%)
  • Ethnology (30.30%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ancient DNA, Evolutionary biology, Ethnology, Bronze Age and Steppe. His studies in Ancient DNA integrate themes in fields like Imputation, Genotype imputation, Computational biology and Genotype. His Evolutionary biology research incorporates themes from Plague, Phylogenetics and Genetic variation.

His study in Genetic variation is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Cline, Genomics, Coalescent theory, Phylogeography and Haplotype. His Ethnology course of study focuses on Demographic history and Colonization, Atlantic slave trade, Colonialism, Gene flow and Middle East. His research integrates issues of Population genetics, Genetic genealogy and Peninsula in his study of Bronze Age.

Between 2018 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Phylogeography of the second plague pandemic revealed through analysis of historical Yersinia pestis genomes (37 citations)
  • Phylogeography of the second plague pandemic revealed through analysis of historical Yersinia pestis genomes (37 citations)
  • Ancient Yersinia pestis genomes from across Western Europe reveal early diversification during the First Pandemic (541-750). (33 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Gene
  • Genetics
  • Mutation

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ethnology, Ancient DNA, Evolutionary biology, Population genetics and Plague. While the research belongs to areas of Ethnology, he spends his time largely on the problem of Demographic history, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Estonian, Mesolithic, Genetic genealogy, Context and Human genetic variation. The various areas that Toomas Kivisild examines in his Ancient DNA study include Temporal context, Steppe, Dominance and Iron Age, Ancient history.

His Evolutionary biology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Land bridge, Lineage, Pleistocene and Haplogroup. His work deals with themes such as Bronze Age, Genetic variation and Neanderthal genome project, which intersect with Population genetics. Toomas Kivisild works mostly in the field of Plague, limiting it down to topics relating to Phylogenetics and, in certain cases, Genome, Phylogenetic tree, Microevolution and Bacterial genome size.

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Best Publications

Tracing European founder lineages in the Near Eastern mtDNA pool.

Martin B. Richards;Martin B. Richards;Vincent Macaulay;Eileen Hickey;Emilce Vega.
American Journal of Human Genetics (2000)

1215 Citations

Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans

Iosif Lazaridis;Iosif Lazaridis;Nick Patterson;Alissa Mittnik;Gabriel Renaud.
Nature (2014)

1058 Citations

Ancient human genome sequence of an extinct Palaeo-Eskimo

Morten Rasmussen;Yingrui Li;Stinus Lindgreen;Jakob Skou Pedersen.
Nature (2010)

745 Citations

Y-Chromosomal Diversity in Europe Is Clinal and Influenced Primarily by Geography, Rather than by Language

Zoë H. Rosser;Tatiana Zerjal;Matthew E. Hurles;Maarja Adojaan.
American Journal of Human Genetics (2000)

721 Citations

Beringian standstill and spread of Native American founders.

Erika Tamm;Toomas Kivisild;Toomas Kivisild;Maere Reidla;Mait Metspalu.
PLOS ONE (2007)

686 Citations

An Aboriginal Australian Genome Reveals Separate Human Dispersals into Asia

Morten Rasmussen;Xiaosen Guo;Yong Wang;Kirk E. Lohmueller.
Science (2011)

675 Citations

Phylogeographic differentiation of mitochondrial DNA in Han Chinese

Yong-Gang Yao;Qing-Peng Kong;Hans-Jürgen Bandelt;Toomas Kivisild.
American Journal of Human Genetics (2002)

666 Citations

The Simons Genome Diversity Project: 300 genomes from 142 diverse populations

Swapan Mallick;Swapan Mallick;Swapan Mallick;Heng Li;Mark Lipson;Iain Mathieson.
Nature (2016)

625 Citations

Upper Palaeolithic Siberian genome reveals dual ancestry of Native Americans

Maanasa Raghavan;Pontus Skoglund;Kelly E. Graf;Mait Metspalu.
Nature (2014)

624 Citations

The Molecular Dissection of mtDNA Haplogroup H Confirms That the Franco-Cantabrian Glacial Refuge Was a Major Source for the European Gene Pool

Alessandro Achilli;Chiara Rengo;Chiara Magri;Vincenza Battaglia.
American Journal of Human Genetics (2004)

595 Citations

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