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.

Fortes-Lima C., Mtetwa E., Schlebusch C. (2019). Unraveling African diversity from a cross‐disciplinary perspective. Evolutionary Anthropology. doi: 10.1002/evan.21801.

Semo A., Gayà-Vidal M., Fortes-Lima C., Alard B., Oliveira S., Almeida J., Prista A., Damasceno A., Fehn A.M., Schlebusch C., Rocha J. (2019). Along the Indian Ocean coast: genomic variation in Mozambique provides new insights into the Bantu expansion. Molecular Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msz224.

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. doi: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvh1dmwc.6

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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