Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna

Djerassiplatz 1
1030 Vienna


Daniel M. Fernandes, PhD

Short Curriculum Vitae

Research Experience

2018-Present Postdoc Researcher, University of Vienna, Austria
2017-2018 Ancient DNA Technician/Researcher, University of Vienna, Austria
2015-Present Collaborating Researcher, CIAS, University of Coimbra
Feb-Jun 2013 Visiting Associate Researcher, University of York, England
Sep-Dec 2010 Erasmus Internship in Dental Anthropology, University College Cork, Ireland


2013-2018 PhD, Human Palaeogenetics, University College Dublin, Ireland
2009-2011 MSc, Human Evolution and Biology, University of Coimbra, Portgual
2005-2009 BSc, Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Current Research Interests

- Human genetic and cultural variation and evolution
- Palaeogenomics of ancient Europeans
- Ancient DNA methodological research
- Bioinformatic tools applied to ancient DNA research

Selected Publications

Fernandes et al. 2017 - The Identification of a 1916 Irish Rebel - New Approach for Estimating Relatedness From Low Coverage Homozygous Genomes
Fernandes et al. 2020 - A genetic history of the pre-contact Caribbean
Fernandes et al. 2020 - The Spread of Steppe and Iranian Related Ancestry in the Western Mediterranean
Fernandes et al 2018 - A genomic Neolithic time transect of hunter-farmer admixture in central Poland


2019-2021 300197-1 Introduction to R for Anthropologists
2021 300069-1 Human Evolution, human osteology and paleogenomics for Master and PhD Students