Participation: 2016, 2017, 2018
Nicolas Brucato is a biological anthropologist specialized in the analysis of genetic and epigenetic variation. For the last 10 years, he has studied the complex human migratory histories of human populations in Africa, the Americas, Europe and Island Southeast Asia, taking in account cultural and environmental components. He obtained his Ph.D in Biological Anthropology at the University of Toulouse (France), and held postdoctoral positions at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (the Netherlands), Leiden University (the Netherlands) and the AMIS laboratory (France). He brings his expertise to the project to explore the biological history of populations from Papua New Guinea and how they adapt themselves to their complex environments.