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Paul Verdu
CNRS researcher
UMR 7206 Ecoanthropology and Ethnobiology
Equipe de Génétique des Populations
MNHN, 57 Rue Cuvier CP139
75005 Paris, France.
verdu@mnhn.fr
tel : +33 1 40 79 81 54 ; fax : +33 1 40 79 32 31


Résumé

2012- Chercheur CNRS de l’UMR7206

2011-2012 Post Doctorat à Stanford University (Department of Biology, supervisor : Noah A. Rosenberg)

2009-2011 Post Doctorat à University of Michigan (Medical School, supervisor : Noah A. Rosenberg)

2005-2009 Thèse de doctorat en Anthropologie Biologique et Génétique des Populations Humaines délivrée en janvier 2009 par l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie et le Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. Dir. : Evelyne Heyer. Titre : Anthropologie Génétique des Populations Humaines d’Afrique Centrale : Histoire du Peuplement Pygmée

2004-2005 Master 2 de Génétique Humaine de l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie

2001-2005 Diplôme d’Ingénieur Agronome de l’AgroParisTech (anciennement INA P-G)

1998-2001 Classe Préparatoire Biologie, Chimie, Physique et Sciences de la Terre (Lycée Saint Louis, Paris)


Main Research Areas

- Anthropological Genetics
- Population Genetics
- Anthropology


Research focus

- Peopling and demographic histories of modern human populations
- Sociocultural behaviours and human genetic diversity
- Human biological adaptation
- Admixture histories and human cultural and genetic diversity
- Demographic inference with Approximate Bayesian Computation
- Mathematical modelling of complex admixture processes


Main Projects and Collaborations

- METHIS : Influence of admixture histories on the genetic evolution of hybrid populations
Funding 2015-2019 : ANR-15-CE32-0009-01

  • Mathematical modelling of complex admixture histories
  • Approximate Bayesian Computation methods for reconstructing complex admixture histories using genetic data
  • Assortative mating, admixture-related natural selection and hybrid fitness in a re-introduced hybrid population of santworth (Arenaria grandiflora) : implications for bio-diversity conservation strategies
  • History of admixture and patterns of population structure in First Nation Populations of Northwest North America

- Origins, migrations and differential adaptation of Central African Pygmy and non-Pygmy populations


Publications

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2016

23. George H Perry and Verdu P
Genomic perspectives on the history and evolutionary ecology of tropical rainforest occupation by humans.
Quaternary International Available online 8 May 2016.
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22. Verdu P (Accepted 2015)
Sociocultural behaviors and human genetic diversity.
in International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Wiley Publishing Group (Cambridge, UK).

21. Verdu P (2016)
African Pygmies
Current Biology Jan 11 ;26(1):R12-4. doi:0.1016/j.cub.2015.10.023.
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2015

21. Ségurel L and Verdu P (2015)
Peut−on voir nos différences génétiques ?
in Une Belle Histoire de l’Homme, Ed. Evelyne Heyer ; Flammarion−MNHN, p. 24−26
Flammarion

20. Verdu P and Bahuchet S (2015)
Comments on "Middle to Late Holocene Paleoclimatic Change and the Early Bantu Expansion in the Rain Forests of Western Central Africa" by K Bostoen, et al.
Current Anthropology 56 (3), 354−384
Abstract

19. Verdu P and Austerlitz F (2015)
Post marital residence behaviours shape genetic variation in hunter−gatherer and agricultural populations from Central Africa.
Hunter Gatherer Research 1 (1), 107−124
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2014

18. Goldberg A, Verdu P, and Rosenberg NA. (2014)
Autosomal admixture levels are informative about sex bias in admixed populations.
Genetics 198 (3), 1209−1229.
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17. Verdu P, Pemberton TJ, Laurent R, Kemp BM, Gonzalez-Oliver A, Gorodezky C, Hughes CE, Shattuck MR, Petzelt B, Mitchell J, Harry H, William T, Worl R, Cybulski JS, Rosenberg NA, and Malhi RS. (2014)
Patterns of admixture and population structure in native populations of northwest North America.
Plos Genetics 10(8):e1004530. doi : 0.1371/journal.pgen.1004530. eCollection 2014.
Abstract

16. Patin E, Siddle KJ, Laval G, Quach H, Harmant C, Becker N, Froment A, Régnault B, Lemée L, Gravel S, Hombert JM, Van der Veen L, Dominy NJ, Perry GH, Barreiro LB, Verdu P, Heyer E, and Quintana-Murci L (2014)
The impact of agricultural emergence on the genetic history of African rainforest hunter-gatherers and agriculturalists.
Nature Communications 5:3163. doi : 10.1038/ncomms4163
Abstract

15. Aimé C, Verdu P, Ségurel L, Martinez-Cruz B, Hegay T, Heyer E, and Austerlitz F (2014)
Microsatellite data show recent demographic expansions in sedentary but not in nomadic human populations in Africa and Eurasia.
European Journal of Human Genetics doi : 10.1038/ejhg.2014.2
Abstract

14. Verdu P (2014)
Population Genetics of Central African Pygmies and non-Pygmies.
in Hunter-Gatherers of the Congo Basin : Culture, History and Biology of African Pygmies ; Ed. Barry S. Hewlett, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick (New Jersey)
[Transaction]

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2013

13. Aimé C, Laval G, Patin E, Verdu P, Segurel L, Chaix R, Hegay T, Quintana-Murci L, Heyer E, and Austerlitz F (2013)
Human Genetic Data Reveal Contrasting Demographic Patterns between Sedentary and Nomadic Populations That Predate the Emergence of Farming.
Molecular Biology and Evolution 30(12):2629-44
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12. Verdu P, Becker NS, Froment A, Georges M, Grugni V, Quintana-Murci L, Hombert JM, Van der Veen L, Le Bomin S, Bahuchet S, Heyer E, and Austerlitz F (2013)
Sociocultural behavior, sex-biased admixture, and effective population sizes in Central African Pygmies and non-Pygmies.
Molecular Biology and Evolution 30(4):918-937
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11. Verdu P (2013)
Perspectives de la génétique humaine sur l’origine et la diversité des populations pygmées d’Afrique centrale.
Journal des Africanistes Tome 82 - Fascicule 1-2 pp. 53-72
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10. Becker NS, Verdu P, Georges M, Duquesnoy P, Froment A, Amselem S, Le Bouc Y, and Heyer E (2013)
The role of GHR and IGF1 genes in the genetic determination of African pygmies’ short stature.
European Journal of Human Genetics 21(6):653-658
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2012

9. Verdu P and Destro-Bisol G (2012)
African Pygmies, what’s behind a name ?
Human Biology 84(1):1-10
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2011

8. Verdu P and Rosenberg NA (2011)
A general mechanistic model for admixture histories of hybrid populations.
Genetics 189(4):1413-1426.
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7. Becker NS*, Verdu P*, Froment A, Le Bomin S, Pagezy H, Bahuchet S, and Heyer E (2011) * equal contributors
Indirect evidence for the genetic determination of short stature in African Pygmies.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145(3):390-401
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2010

6. Verdu P, Leblois R, Froment A, Thery S, Bahuchet S, Rousset F, Heyer E, and Vitalis R (2010)
Limited dispersal in mobile hunter-gatherer Baka Pygmies.
Biology Letters 6(6):858-861
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5. Becker NS*, Verdu P*, Hewlett B*, and Pavard S* (2010) * equal contributors
Can life history trade-offs explain the evolution of short stature in human pygmies ? A response to Migliano et al. (2007).
Human Biology 82(1):17-27
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2009

4. Verdu P, Austerlitz F, Estoup A, Vitalis R, Georges M, Thery S, Froment A, Le Bomin S, Gessain A, Hombert JM, Van der Veen L, Quintana-Murci L, Bahuchet S, and Heyer E (2009)
Origins and genetic diversity of pygmy hunter-gatherers from Western Central Africa.
Current Biology 19(4):312-318
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2008

3. Quintana-Murci L, Quach H, Harmant C, Luca F, Massonnet B, Patin E, Sica L, Mouguiama-Daouda P, Comas D, Tzur S, Balanovsky O, Kidd KK, Kidd JR, van der Veen L, Hombert JM, Gessain A, Verdu P, Froment A, Bahuchet S, Heyer E, Dausset J, Salas A, and Behar DM (2008)
Maternal traces of deep common ancestry and asymmetric gene flow between Pygmy hunter-gatherers and Bantu-speaking farmers.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(5):1596-1601
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2006

2. Verdu P*, Barreiro LB*, Patin E, Gessain A, Cassar O, Kidd JR, Kidd KK, Behar DM, Froment A, Heyer E, Sica L, Casanova JL, Abel L, and Quintana-Murci L (2006) * equal contributors
Evolutionary insights into the high worldwide prevalence of MBL2 deficiency alleles.
Human Molecular Genetics 15(17):2650-2658.
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2005

1. Kim JJ, Verdu P, Pakstis AJ, Speed WC, Kidd JR, and Kidd KK (2005)
Use of autosomal loci for clustering individuals and populations of East Asian origin.
Human Genetics 117(6):511-519.
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