Irina  Morozova

Irina Morozova, Dr.

Deputy Head Paleogenetics Group

Phone: +41 44 635 05 21 (Room Y11 G66)

Main research interests

  • Studying genotype-environment interactions and host-pathogen evolution in human populations
  • The study of genetic variability and evolution of human innate immune sensors: the comparative analysis of complete sequences TLF and NLR genes in European populations from different time periods
  • The detection and whole-genome characterization of Y.pestis in historical samples from Central and Eastern Europe
  • The study of genotype-phenotype-environment connections using the Siwss Kidney Project on Genes in Hyertension (SKIPOGH) cohort database: the integrative analysis of individual wide-genome data with associated epigenetic, biochemical and anthropometric markers and environmental information

Selected Publications

  • Evgeny Chekalin, Alexandr Rubanovich, Tatiana V. Tatarinova, Artem Kasianov, Nicole Bender, Marina Chekalina, Kaspar Staub, Nikola Koepke, Frank Rühli, Sergey Bruskin, Irina Morozova Changes in biological pathways during 6,000 years of civilization in Europe // Mol. Biol. Evol. 2018. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msy201.

  • Staub, Kaspar; Henneberg, Maciej; Galassi, Francesco M; Eppenberger, Patrick; Haeusler, Martin; Morozova, Irina; Rühli, Frank J; Bender, Nicole Increasing variability of body mass and health correlates in Swiss conscripts, a possible role of relaxed natural selection? // Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. 2018 (1):116-126.

  • Irina Morozova, Agata Cieślik, Frank Rühli Genetic analysis of plague in Gdańsk ossuaries (15-17th centuries): first findings // In: Early modern ossuaries from the Dominican monastery in Gdańsk: Interdisciplinary research results. Muzeum Archeologiczne. 2017.

  • Morozova I, Flegontov P, Mikheyev AS, Bruskin S, Asgharian H, Ponomarenko P, Klyuchnikov V, ArunKumar GP, Prokhortchouk E, Gankin Y, Rogaev E, Nikolsky Y, Baranova A, Elhaik E, Tatarinova TV. Toward high-resolution population genomics using archaeological samples // DNA Res. 2016; Aug;23(4):295-310. 

  • Perréard Soprano G, IMorozova I, Akgül G, Rühli F, Bouwman A, Broillet-Ramjoué E. Esplanade de Saint-Antoine. Sépultures multiples: premiers apports anthropologiques et génétiques // Archéologie Genevoise. 2016. N 3. P. 31-36.

  • Evteev A, Cardini A, Morozova I, O'Higgins P. Extreme climate, rather than population history explains mid-facial morphology of Northern Asians // American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 2014. V. 153. P. 449–462.

  • Morozova I, Evsyukov A, Kon'kov A, Grosheva A, Zhukova O, Rychkov S. Russian ethnic history inferred from mitochondrial DNA diversity // Am J Phys Anthropol. 2012. V. 147. P. 341-351.

  • Rogaev EI, Grigorenko AP, Moliaka YK, Faskhutdinova G, Goltsov A, Lahti A, Hildebrandt C, Kittler EL, Morozova I. Genomic identification in the historical case of the Nicholas II royal family // PNAS. 2009. V. 106. N. 13. P. 5258-5263.

  • Fechner A, Quinque D, Rychkov S, Morozowa I, Naumova O, Schneider Yu, Willuweit S, Zhukova O, Roewer L, Stoneking M, Nasidze I. Boundaries and clines in the West Eurasian Y-chromosome landscape: Insights from the European part of Russia // Am J Phys Anthropology. 2008. V. 137. No. 1. P. 141-147.

  • L. Roewer, S. Willuweit, C. Krüger, M. Nagy, S. Rychkov, I. Morozowa, O. Naumova, Yu. Schneider, O. Zhukova, M. Stoneking, I. Nasidze Analysis of Y chromosome STR haplotypes in the European part of Russia reveals high diversities but non-significant genetic distances between populations // Intern. J. Legal. Med. 2008. V. 122. P. 219–223.