Selected primary publications

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8061-1308

Khubrani, Y.M., JOBLING, M.A. and Wetton, J.H. (2020) Massively parallel sequencing of sex-chromosomal STRs in Saudi Arabia reveals patrilineage-associated sequence variants. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet., 49, 102402.

Eales, J.M., Maan, A.A., Xu, X., Michoel, T., Hallast, P., Batini, C., Zadik, D., Prestes, P., Molina, E., Denniff, M., Schroeder, J. Bjorkegren, J.L.M., Thompson, J., Maffia, P., Guzik, T.J., Keavney, B., JOBLING, M.A., Samani, N.J., Charchar, F.J. and Tomaszewski, M. (2019) Human Y chromosome exerts pleiotropic effects on susceptibility to atherosclerosis. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vascul. Biol., 39, 2386-2401.

Khubrani, Y.M., Hallast, P., JOBLING, M.A. and Wetton, J.H. (2019) Massively parallel sequencing of autosomal STRs and identity-informative SNPs highlights consanguinity in Saudi Arabia. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet., 4314, e1007680

Huszar, T.I, Wetton, J.H. and JOBLING, M.A. (2019) Mitigating the effects of reference sequence bias in single-multiplex massively parallel sequencing of the mitochondrial DNA control region. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet., 40, 9-17.

Poriswanish, N., Neumann, R., Wetton, J.H., Wagstaff, J. Larmuseau, M.H.D., JOBLING, M.A. and May, C.A. (2018) Recombination hotspots in an extended human pseudoautosomal domain predicted from double-strand break maps and characterized by sperm-based crossover analysis. PLoS Genet.,14, e1007680.

Batini, C., Hallast, P., Vågene, Å., Zadik, D., Eriksen, H.A., Sajantila, A., Wetton, J.H. and JOBLING, M.A. (2017) Population resequencing of European mitochondrial genomes highlights sex-bias in Bronze Age demographic expansions. Sci. Reports., 7: 12086. (PubMed)

Maisano Delser, P., Neumann, R., Ballereau, S., Hallast, P., Batini, C., Zadik, D. and JOBLING, M.A. (2017) Signatures of human European Paleolithic expansion shown by resequencing of non-recombining X-chromosome segments. Eur. J. Hum. Genet., doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2016.207. (PubMed)

Hallast, P., Maisano Delser, P., Batini, C., Zadik, D., Rocchi, M., Schempp, W., Tyler-Smith, C. and JOBLING, M.A. (2016) Great-ape Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA phylogenies reflect sub-species structure and patterns of mating and dispersal. Genome Res., 26, 427-439. doi:10.1101/gr.198754.115. (PubMed).

JOBLING, M.A., Rasteiro, R., and Wetton, J.H. (2016) In the blood: the myth and reality of genetic markers of identity. Ethnic Racial Stud., 39, 142-161. doi:10.1080/01419870.2016.1105990.

Sun, M., JOBLING, M.A., Taliun, D., Pramstaller, P.P., Egeland, T. and Sheehan, N.A. (2016) On the use of dense SNP marker data for the identication of distant relative pairs. Theor. Popul. Biol. 107, 14-25. doi: 10.1016/j.tpb.2015.10.002. (PubMed)

Batini, C., Hallast, P., Zadik, D., Maisano Delser, P., Benazzo, A., Ghirotto, S., Arroyo-Pardo, E., Cavalleri, G.L., de Knijff, P., Myhre Dupuy, B., Eriksen, H.A, King, T.E., López de Munain, A., López-Parra, A.M., Loutradis, A., Milasin, J., Novelletto, A., Pamjav, H., Sajantila, A., Tolun, A., Winney, B., and JOBLING, M.A. (2015) Large-scale recent expansion of European patrilineages shown by population resequencing. Nature Commun., 6, 7152. doi:10.1038/ncomms8152. (PubMed)

Balaresque, P., Poulet, N., Cussat-Blanc, S., Gerard, P., Quintana-Murci, L., Heyer, E., and JOBLING, M.A. (2015) Y-chromosome descent clusters and male differential reproductive success: Young lineage expansions dominate Asian pastoral nomadic populations. Eur. J. Hum. Genet., 23, 1413-1422. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.285. (PubMed)

Hallast, P., Batini, C., Zadik, D., Maisano Delser, P., Wetton, J.H., Arroyo-Pardo, E., Cavalleri, G.L., de Knijff, P., Destro Bisol, G., Myhre Dupuy, B., Eriksen, H.A, Jorde, L.B., King, T.E., Larmuseau, M.H., López de Munain, A., López-Parra, A.M., Loutradis, A., Milasin, J., Novelletto, A., Pamjav, H., Sajantila, A., Schempp, W., Sears, M., Tolun, A., Tyler-Smith, Van Geystelen, A., Watkins, S., Winney, B., and JOBLING, M.A. (2015) The Y-chromosome tree bursts into leaf: 13,000 high-confidence SNPs covering the majority of known clades. Mol. Biol. Evol.32, 661-673. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msu327 (PubMed). You can download the vcf for this dataset here.

Balaresque, P., King, T.E., Parkin, E.J., Heyer, E., Carvalho-Silva, D., Kraaijenbrink, T., de Knijff, P., Tyler-Smith, C. and JOBLING, M.A. (2014)  Gene conversion violates the stepwise mutation model for microsatellites in Y-chromosomal palindromic repeats. Hum. Mut., 35, 609-617. (PubMed)

Hallast, P., Balaresque, P., Bowden, G.R., Ballereau, S. and JOBLING, M.A. (2013) Recombination dynamics of a human Y-chromosomal palindrome: rapid GC-biased gene conversion, multi-kilobase conversion tracts, and rare inversions. PLoS Genet., 9: e1003666. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003666. (PubMed)

Balaresque, P., Bowden, G.R., Adams, S.M., Leung, H.-Y., King, T.E., Rosser, Z.H., Goodwin, J., Moisan, J.-P., Richard, C., Millward, A., Demaine, A.G., Barbujani, G., Previderè, C., Wilson, I.J., Tyler-Smith, C. and JOBLING, M.A. (2010) A predominantly Neolithic origin for European paternal lineages. PLoS Biol., 8, e1000285. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000285. (PubMed) (LRA)

Rosser, Z.H., Balaresque, P. and JOBLING, M.A. (2009) Gene conversion between the X chromosome and the male-specific region of the Y chromosome at a translocation hotspot. Am. J. Hum. Genet., 85, 130-134. (PubMed) (LRA)

King, T.E. and JOBLING, M.A. (2009) Founders, drift and infidelity: the relationship between Y chromosome diversity and patrilineal surnames. Mol. Biol. Evol., 26, 1093-1102. (PubMed) (LRA)

Adams, S.M., Bosch, E., Balaresque, P.L., Ballereau, S.J., Lee, A.C., Arroyo, E., López-Parra, A.M., Aler, M., Gisbert-Grifo, M.S., Carracedo, A., Lavinha, J., Martínez-Jarreta, B., Quintana-Murci, L., Picornell, A., Ramon, M., Skorecki, K., Behar, D.M., Calafell, F. and JOBLING, M.A. (2008) The genetic legacy of religious diversity and intolerance: paternal lineages of Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula. Am. J. Hum. Genet., 83, 725-736. (PubMed) (LRA)

Bowden, G.R., Balaresque, P., King, T.E., Hansen, Z., Lee, A.C., Pergl-Wilson, G., Hurley, E., Roberts, S.J., Waite, P., Jesch, J., Jones, A.L., Thomas, M.G., Harding, S.E. and JOBLING, M.A. (2008) Excavating past population structures by surname-based sampling: the genetic legacy of the Vikings in northwest England. Mol. Biol. Evol., 25, 301-309. (PubMed) (LRA)

Books and review articles

JOBLING, M., Hollox, E., Hurles, M., Kivisild, T. and Tyler-Smith, C. (2014) Human Evolutionary Genetics (2nd edition). 670pp., Garland Science, New York/London.


Maan, A.A., Eales, J., Akbarov, A., Rowland, J., Xu, X., JOBLING, M.A., Charchar, F.J. and Tomaszewski, M. (2017) The Y chromosome – a blueprint for men’s health? Eur. J. Hum. Genet., 25, 1181–1188.

Batini, C. and JOBLING, M.A. (2017) Detecting past male-mediated expansions using the Y chromosome. Hum. Genet. 136: 547-557 (PubMed)

Hallast, P. and JOBLING, M.A. (2017) The Y chromosomes of the great apes. Hum. Genet. 136: 511-528 (PubMed)

JOBLING, M.A. (2012) The impact of recent events on human genetic diversity. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc., 367, 793-799. (PubMed)

Harding, S., JOBLING, M. and King, T. (2010) Viking DNA: The Wirral and West Lancashire Project. 148pp., Nottingham University Press, Nottingham.

King, T.E. and JOBLING, M.A. (2009) What’s in a name? - Y chromosomes, surnames, and the genetic genealogy revolution. Trends Genet., 25, 351-360. (PubMed)

JOBLING, M.A. and Gill, P. (2004) Encoded evidence: DNA in forensic analysis. Nature Rev. Genet., 5, 739-751. (PubMed)

Online talk

JOBLING, M. (2015), "An overview of human migrations", in Rosenberg, N. and Nielsen, R. (eds), Human Population Genetics II, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London (online at

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