5 principales publications

Peter de Barros Damgaard, Nina Marchi, Simon Rasmussen, Michaël Peyrot, Gabriel Renaud, Thorfinn Korneliussen, J Víctor Moreno-Mayar, Mikkel Winther Pedersen, (…) Morten E Allentoft, Ludovic Orlando, Rasmus Nielsen, Martin Sikora, Evelyne Heyer, Kristian Kristiansen, Eske Willerslev
137 ancient human genomes from across the Eurasian steppes. - 2018
Nature –557 ( 7705) 369-374. 

This study combined ancient DNA and modern DNA to trace back population history of inner Asia

Nina Marchi, Tatyana Hegay,Philippe Mennecier, Myriam Georges, Romain Laurent, Mark Whitten,Philipp Endicott, Almaz Aldashev, Choduraa Dorzhu,     Firuza Nasyrova, Boris Chichlo, Laure Segurel, Evelyne Heyer
Sex-specific genetic diversity is shaped by cultural factors in Inner Asian human populations. - 2017
American Journal of Physical Anthropology

This paper explore the impact of sex-specific cultural patterns on population genetic diversity based on several years of field work. It is one of the most cited paper of AJPA in 2018

Heyer E, Chaix R, Pavard S., Austerlitz F
Sex-specific behaviors that shape human genomic variation - 2012
Molecular Ecology Feb;21(3):597-612. 

This review describes cultural pattern that are sex-specific and have an impact on intra-population and inter-population genetic diversity. Now a seminal paper, it is widely used in anthropology courses. 

Chaix R, Quintana-Murci L, Hegay T, Hammer MF, Mobasher Z, Austerlitz F, Heyer E.
From social to genetic structures in central Asia. - 2007
Current Biology Jan 9;17(1):43-8.

This paper study how a patrilineal social organisation strongly shapes genetic diversity. We have further published several papers on this subject. 

Austerlitz F., Heyer E.
Social transmission of reproductive behavior increases frequency of inherited disorders in a young-expanding population. - 1998
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95 : 15140-15144. 

In this paper, we show how cultural transmission of reproductive success leads to a high-speed genetic evolution in term of frequency changes and explain the high frequency of some inherited disorders. This paper was a starting point for several research projects.