I’m a research fellow on the field of Molecular Anthropology at the Department on Environmental Biology of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” where I graduated in 2007. In 2011 I received my Ph.D. in Biodiversity and Evolution from the University of Bologna. My most recent research interests focused on (i) populations subject to geographical and cultural isolation factors; more specifically, I investigated how the genomic diversity is structured in isolated compared to open human groups as well as the inter-individual heterogeneity within the former populations (ii) the genomic diversity in Tunisia ethno-linguistic groups with a particular focus on the admixture history and the role of cultural diversity in shaping the genetic landscape of this area (iii) the degree and dynamics of human genetic and genomic data sharing.

Recent publications

Anagnostou, P., Dominici, V., Battaggia, C., Lisi, A., Sarno, S., Boattini, A., Calò, C., Francalacci, P., Vona, G., Tofanelli, S., Vilar, M.G., Colonna, V., Pagani, L., Bisol, G.D. Inter-individual genomic heterogeneity within European population isolates. (2019) PLoS ONE, 14 (10). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214564

D'Atanasio, E., Trombetta, B., Bonito, M., Finocchio, A., Di Vito, G., Seghizzi, M., Romano, R., Russo, G., Paganotti, G.M., Watson, E., Coppa, A., Anagnostou, P., Dugoujon, J.-M., Moral, P., Sellitto, D., Novelletto, A., Cruciani, F. The peopling of the last Green Sahara revealed by high-coverage resequencing of trans-Saharan patrilineages. (2018) Genome Biology, 19 (1).  DOI: 10.1186/s13059-018-1393-5

Serventi, P., Panicucci, C., Bodega, R., De Fanti, S., Sarno, S., Fondevila Alvarez, M., Brisighelli, F., Trombetta, B., Anagnostou, P., Ferri, G., Vazzana, A., Delpino, C., Gruppioni, G., Luiselli, D., Cilli, E. Iron Age Italic population genetics: the Piceni from Novilara (8th–7th century BC). (2018) Annals of Human Biology, 45 (1), pp. 34-43. DOI: 10.1080/03014460.2017.1414876

Anagnostou, P., Capocasa, M., Dominici, V., Montinaro, F., Coia, V., Destro-Bisol, G. Evaluating mtDNA patterns of genetic isolation using a re-sampling procedure: A case study on Italian populations. (2017) Annals of Human Biology, 44 (2), pp. 140-148. DOI: 10.1080/03014460.2016.1181784

Anagnostou, P., Dominici, V., Battaggia, C., Pagani, L., Vilar, M., Wells, R.S., Pettener, D., Sarno, S., Boattini, A., Francalacci, P., Colonna, V., Vona, G., Calò, C., Bisol, G.D., Tofanelli, S. Overcoming the dichotomy between open and isolated populations using genomic data from a large European dataset.  DOI: 10.1038/srep41614

Montinaro, F., Busby, G.B.J., Gonzalez-Santos, M., Oosthuitzen, O., Oosthuitzen, E., Anagnostou, P., Destro-Bisol, G., Pascali, V.L., Capelli, C. Complex ancient genetic structure and cultural transitions in Southern African populations. (2017) Genetics, 205 (1), pp. 303-316. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.116.189209

Sarno, S., Tofanelli, S., De Fanti, S., Quagliariello, A., Bortolini, E., Ferri, G., Anagnostou, P., Brisighelli, F., Capelli, C., Tagarelli, G., Sineo, L., Luiselli, D., Boattini, A., Pettener, D. Shared language, diverging genetic histories: high-resolution analysis of Y-chromosome variability in Calabrian and Sicilian Arbereshe. (2016) European Journal of Human Genetics, 24 (4), pp. 600-606. DOI: 10.1038/ejhg.2015.138

Tofanelli, S., Brisighelli, F., Anagnostou, P., Busby, G.B.J., Ferri, G., Thomas, M.G., Taglioli, L., Rudan, I., Zemunik, T., Hayward, C., Bolnick, D., Romano, V., Cali, F., Luiselli, D., Shepherd, G.B., Tusa, S., Facella, A., Capelli, C. The Greeks in the West: Genetic signatures of the Hellenic colonisation in southern Italy and Sicily. (2016) European Journal of Human Genetics, 24 (3), pp. 429-436.  DOI: 10.1038/ejhg.2015.124

Coia, V., Cipollini, G., Anagnostou, P., Maixner, F., Battaggia, C., Brisighelli, F., Gómez-Carballa, A., Destro Bisol, G., Salas, A., Zink, A. Whole mitochondrial DNA sequencing in Alpine populations and the genetic history of the Neolithic Tyrolean Iceman. (2016) Scientific Reports, 6, art. no. 18932. DOI: 10.1038/srep18932

Capocasa, M., Anagnostou, P., D'Abramo, F., Matteucci, G., Dominici, V., Bisol, G.D., Rufo, F. Samples and data accessibility in research biobanks: An explorative survey. (2016) PeerJ, 2016 (2), art. no. 1613. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1613

González-Santos, M.G., Montinaro, F., Oosthuizen, O., Oosthuizen, E., Busby, G.B.J., Anagnostou, P., Destro-Bisol, G., Pascali, V., Capelli, C. Genome-Wide snp analysis of southern african populations provides new insights into the dispersal of bantu-Speaking groups. (2015) Genome Biology and Evolution, 7 (9), pp. 2560-2568. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evv164

Anagnostou, P., Capocasa, M., Milia, N., Sanna, E., Battaggia, C., Luzi, D., Bisol, G.D. When data sharing gets close to 100%: What human paleogenetics can teach the open science movement. (2015) PLoS ONE, 10 (3), art. no. e0121409. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121409

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