Cesar Augusto Fortes Lima

post doctoral at Department of Organismal Biology, Human Evolution

Visiting address:
Evolutionsbiologiskt Centrum EBC
Norbyvägen 18 A
Postal address:
Norbyvägen 18 A
752 36 Uppsala

Short presentation

I am a Biological Anthropologist. During my three-year PhD project, I investigated demographic histories of African-descendant populations from Latin America, and the impact of the slave trade in the current population. Then, I developed Bayesian inference methods for analyzing complex models of admixture events of admixed populations. Currently, I am a postdoc at Schlebusch Lab at Uppsala University, where I am studying mass migration routes and gene flow among sub-Saharan African populations.

My courses


2018–Present : Postdoc in Population Genomics of African populations, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Adviser: Carina M. Schlebusch.

2016–2018 : Postdoc in Population Genetics and Bioinformatics, Mankind museum, CNRS-MNHN-University Paris Diderot, Paris, France. Adviser: Paul Verdu.

2012–2015 : PhD in Biological Anthropology, Faculty of Medicine, University Paul Sabatier (UPS), Toulouse, France. Adviser: Jean-Michel Dugoujon. Thesis Defense date: 17th December 2015. PhD thesis dissertation: http://thesesups.ups-tlse.fr/2957/.

2011–2012 : MSc in Tropical Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia (UV), Valencia, Spain. Adviser: Santiago Mas-Coma.

2009–2011 : MSc in Physical Anthropology (“Evolution and Human Biodiversity”), Autonomy University of Madrid (UAM), Madrid, Spain. Adviser: Rosario Calderon.

2003–2009 : BSc in Biology, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Madrid, Spain.


Fortes-Lima C., Laurent R., Thouzeau V., Toupance B., Verdu P. (2019). Complex genetic admixture histories reconstructed with Approximate Bayesian Computations. bioRxiv 761452.

Armando S., Gayà-Vidal M., Fortes-Lima C., Alard B., Oliveira S., Almeida J., Prista A., Damasceno A., Fehn A.M., Schlebusch C., Rocha J. (2019). Mozambican genetic variation provides new insights into the Bantu expansion. bioRxiv 697474.

Lona-Durazo F., Hernandez-Pacheco N., Fan S., Zhang T., Choi J., Kovacs M.A., Loftus S.K., Le P., Edwards M., Fortes-Lima C.A., Eng C., Huntsman S., Hu D., Gómez-Cabezas E.J., Marín-Padrón L.C., Grauholm J., Mors O, Burchard E.G., Norton H.L., Pavan W.J., Brown K.M., Tishkoff S., Pino-Yanes M., Beleza S., Marcheco-Teruel B., Parra E.J. (2019). Meta-analysis of GWA studies provides new insights on the genetic architecture of skin pigmentation in recently admixed populations. BMC Genetics 20(1):59. doi: 10.1186/s12863-019-0765-5. PMID: 31315583.

Fortes-Lima C., Bybjerg-Grauholm J., Marin-Padrón L.C., Gomez-Cabezas E.J., Bækvad-Hansen M., Hansen C.S., Le P., Hougaard D.M., Verdu P., Mors O., Parra E.J., Marcheco-Teruel B. (2018). Exploring Cuba's population structure and demographic history using genome-wide data. Scientific Reports 8(1):11422. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29851-3. PMID: 30061702.

Fortes-Lima C. and Dugoujon J.M. (2018). Revisiting genetic ancestry in African Diaspora communities from Atlantic South America. Scientific Chapter Book. Book: Trends in Biological Anthropology, Volume: 2. Editors: Jakob B. and Holst M. Publisher: Oxbow Books, United Kingdom. ISBN-13: 9781785706202.

Jagadeesan A., Gunnarsdóttir E.D., Ebenesersdóttir S.S., Guðmundsdóttir V.B., Thordardottir E.L., Einarsdóttir M.S., Jónsson H., Dugoujon J.M., Fortes-Lima C., Migot-Nabias F., Massougbodji A., Bellis G., Pereira L., Másson G., Kong A, Stefánsson K., Helgason A. (2018). Reconstructing an African haploid genome from the 18th century. Nature Genetics 50(2):199-205. doi: 10.1038/s41588-017-0031-6. PMID: 29335549.

Fortes-Lima C., Gessain A., Ruiz-Linares A., Bortolini M.C., Migot-Nabias F., Bellis G., Moreno-Mayar J.V., Restrepo B.N., Rojas W., Avendaño-Tamayo E., Bedoya G., Orlando L., Salas A., Helgason A., Gilbert M.T.P., Sikora M., Schroeder H., Dugoujon J.M. (2017). Genome-wide ancestry and demographic history of African-descendant Maroon communities from French Guiana and Suriname. American Journal of Human Genetics 101(5):725-736, doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2017.09.021. PMID: 29100086.

Patin E., Lopez M., Grollemund R., Verdu P., Harmant C., Quach H., Laval G., Perry G.H., Barreiro L.B., Froment A., Heyer E., Massougbodji A., Fortes-Lima C., Migot-Nabias F., Bellis G., Dugoujon J.M., Pereira J.B., Fernandes V., Pereira L., van der Veen L., Mouguiama-Daouda P., Bustamante C.D., Hombert J.M., and Quintana-Murci L. (2017). Dispersals and genetic adaptation of Bantu-speaking populations in Africa and North America. Science 356(6337):543-546, doi: 10.1126/science.aal1988. PMID: 28473590.

Fortes-Lima C. (2016). Tracing the genetic origin of African descendants from South America. Publisher: Editions Universitaires Européennes. Saarbrücken, Germany. Scientific Book. ISBN-10: 3639847660. EAN: 9783639847666. Number of pages: 280p.

Fortes-Lima C., Brucato N., Croze M., Bellis G., Schiavinato S., Massougbodji A., Migot-Nabias F., and Dugoujon J.M. (2015). Genetic population study of Y-chromosome markers in Benin and Ivory Coast ethnic groups. Forensic Science International: Genetics 19:232-237, doi:10.1016/j.fsigen.2015.07.021. PMID: 26275614.

Fortes-Lima C., Dugoujon J.M., Hernandez C.L., Reales G., and Calderon R. (2014). Immunoglobulin genes in Andalusia (Spain). Genetic diversity in the Mediterranean space. Comptes Rendus Biologies 337(11):646-656. PMID: 25444709.

Afshan K., Fortes-Lima C., Artigas P., Valero A.M., Qayyum M., Mas-Coma S. (2014). Impact of climate change and man-made irrigation systems on the transmission risk, long-term trend and seasonality of human and animal fascioliasis in Pakistan. Geospatial Health 8(2):317-334. PMID: 24893010.

Reales G., Hernandez C., Dugoujon J.M., Novelletto A., Fortes-Lima C., Rodriguez J.N., and Calderon R. (2014). New insights into the distribution of APOE polymorphism in the Iberian Peninsula. The case of Andalusia (Spain). Annals of Human Biology 41(5):443-452 doi:10.3109/03014460.2013.877966. PMID: 24502694.

Ambrosio B., Novelletto A., Hernandez C., Dugoujon J.M., Fortes-Lima C., Rodriguez J.N., and Calderon R. (2012). Y-STR genetic diversity in autochthonous Andalusians from Huelva and Granada provinces (Spain). Forensic Science International: Genetics 6(2):e66-71. PMID: 21664894.

Ambrosio B., Hernandez C., Novelletto A., Dugoujon J.M., Rodriguez J.N., Cuesta P., Fortes-Lima C., and Calderon R. (2010a). Searching the peopling of the Iberian Peninsula from the genetics of two Andalusian subpopulations: a study based on Y-chromosome haplogroups J and E. Collegium Antropologicum 4:1215-1228. PMID: 21874703.

Ambrosio B., Dugoujon J.M., Hernandez C., De La Fuente D., Gonzalez-Martin A., Fortes-Lima C., Novelletto A., Rodriguez J.N., and Calderon R. (2010b). The Andalusian population from Huelva reveals a high diversification of Y-DNA paternal lineages from haplogroup E: Identifying human male movements within the Mediterranean space. Annals of Human Biology 37:86-107. PMID: 19939195.


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