Olaf Thalmann
Room - 7061
Department of Biological Sciences
Division of Genetics and Physiology
Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4
University of Turku
20014 Turku
Telephone: +358 2 333 7085 (office)
Email: olatha_at_utu.fi
Oct. 2012 – Sept. 2014: Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biology, Division of Genetics and Physiology University of Turku, Finland

Oct. 2010 – Sept. 2012: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Biology, Division of Genetics and Physiology University of Turku, Finland

May 2008 – Oct. 2010: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, USA

Feb. 2007 – May 2008: Postdoctoral Researcher, Primatology Dept. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Feb. 2003 – Feb. 2007: PhD candidate, Primatology Dept., Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig, Germany
Research Topics
  • Utilizing population genetics tools to infer adaptive and demographic changes in mammalian populations
  • Assessing the interplay of genotype and phenotype; genotype and environment
  • Investigating patterns of genetic variation in space and over time
  • Druzhkova A.S*, Thalmann O.*, Trifonov V.A., Leonard J.A., Vorobieva N.V., Ovodov N.D., Graphodatsky A.S. and Wayne R.K. (in press) Ancient DNA analysis affirms the canid from Altai as a primitive dog. PLoS One

  • Albert F.W, Somel M, Carneiro M., Aximu A., Halbwax M., Thalmann O., Blanco-Aguiar J.A., Plyusnina I.Z., Trut L., Villafuerte Fernandez R., Ferrand N., Kaiser S., Jensen P., Paabo S. A comparison of brain gene expression levels in domesticated and wild animals. PLoS Genetics 8(9)

  • Schwochow D., Serieys L.E.K., Wayne R.K. and Thalmann O. (2012) Efficient recovery of whole blood RNA – a comparison of commercial RNA extraction techniques for high-throughput applications. BMC Biotechnologies 12:33

  • Arandjelovic M. and Thalmann O. (2012) Microsatellites in Historic and Ancient DNA eLS (invited review)

Recent Publications