Dr Begona Martinez Cruz

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Languages

Spanish; Castilian
English
French
Catalan; Valencian

Degrees

2017, UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia), Spain, MSc, Big Data and Business Analytics
2005, University of Sevilla, Spain, PhD, Genetics
1998, University of Navarra, Spain, MSc, Biological Sciences
1998, University of Bordeaux I, France, MSc, Oceanography

Academic appointments

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation Genetics, Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present

Postgraduate training

Postdoctoral Researcher, Spain, Doñana Biological Station, 2013 - 2016
Postdoctoral Researcher, Poland, Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, 2012 - 2012
Postdoctoral Researcher - Genographic project, Spain, Evolutionary Biology Institute (CSIC - UPF), 2007 - 2012
Associate Researcher, France, Mankind Museum (MNHN), 2005 - 2007

Journal article

Lucena-Perez M, Marmesat E, Kleinman-Ruiz D, Martínez-Cruz B, Węcek K, Saveljev AP, Seryodkin IV, Okhlopkov I, Dvornikov MG, Ozolins J, Galsandorj N, Paunovic M, Ratkiewicz M, Schmidt K, Godoy JA. 2020. Genomic patterns in the widespread Eurasian lynx shaped by Late Quaternary climatic fluctuations and anthropogenic impacts. Molecular Ecology, 29 :812-828 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Torres JB, Martucci V, Aldrich MC, Vilar MG, MacKinney T, Tariq M, Gaieski JB, Hernandez RB, Browne ZE, Stevenson M, Walters W, Schurr TG, Adhikarla S, Adler CJ, Balanovska E, Balanovsky O, Bertranpetit J, Clarke AC, Comas D, Cooper A, Sarkissian CSID, GaneshPrasad A, Haak W, Haber M, Hobbs A, Javed A, Jin L, Kaplan ME, Lacerda DR, Li S, Martinez-Cruz B, Matisoo-Smith EA, Mele M, Merchant NC, Mitchell RJ, Parida L, Pitchappan R, Platt DE, Quintana-Murci L, Renfrew C, Royyuru AK, Santhakumari AV, Santos FR, Soodyall H, Swamikrishnan P, Tyler-Smith C, Wells RS, Zalloua PA, Ziegle JS. 2019. Analysis of biogeographic ancestry reveals complex genetic histories for indigenous communities of St. Vincent and Trinidad AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 169 :482-497 DOI Author Url

Casas-Marce M, Marmesat E, Soriano L, Martinez-Cruz B, Lucena-Perez M, Nocete F, Rodriguez-Hidalgo A, Canals A, Nadal J, Detry C, Bernaldez-Sanchez E, Fernandez-Rodriguez C, Perez-Ripoll M, Stiller M, Hofreiter M, Rodriguez A, Revilla E, Delibes M, Godoy JA. 2017. Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Genetic Variation in the Iberian Lynx along Its Path to Extinction Reconstructed with Ancient DNA Molecular Biology and Evolution, 34 :2893-2907 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kleinman-Ruiz D, Martinez Cruz B, Soriano L, Lucena-Perez M, Cruz F, Villanueva B, Fernandez J, Godoy JA. 2017. Novel efficient genome-wide SNP panels for the conservation of the highly endangered Iberian lynx BMC Genomics, 18 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Nagle N, Van Oven M, Wilcox S, Van Holst Pellekaan S, Tyler-Smith C, Xue Y, Ballantyne KN, Wilcox L, Papac L, Cooke K, Van Oorschot RAH, McAllister P, Williams L, Kayser M, Mitchell RJ, Adhikarla S, Adler CJ, Balanovska E, Balanovsky O, Bertranpetit J, Clarke AC, Comas D, Cooper A, Der Sarkissian CSI, Dulik MC, Gaieski JB, Kumar A, Prasad G, Haak W, Haber M, Hobbs A, Javed A, Jin L, Kaplan ME, Li S, Martinez-Cruz B, Matisoo-Smith EA, Mele M, Merchant NC, Owings AC, Parida L, Pitchappan R, Platt DE, Quintana-Murci L, Renfrew C, Royyuru AK, Santhakumari AV, Santos FR, Schurr TG, Soodyall H, Soria Hernanz DF, Swamikrishnan P, Vilar MG, Wells RS, Zalloua PA, Ziegle JS. 2017. Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial genome variation - An increased understanding of population antiquity and diversity Scientific Reports, 7 DOI Author Url Public Url

Abascal F, Corvelo A, Cruz F, Villanueva-Canas JL, Vlasova A, Marcet-Houben M, Martinez Cruz B, Cheng JY, Prieto P, Quesada V, Quilez J, Li G, Garcia F, Rubio-Camarillo M, Frias L, Ribeca P, Capella-Gutierrez S, Rodriguez JM, Camara F, Lowy E, Cozzuto L, Erb I, Tress ML, Rodriguez-Ales JL, Ruiz-Orera J, Reverter F, Casas-Marce M, Soriano L, Arango JR, Derdak S, Galan B, Blanc J, Gut M, Lorente-Galdos B, Andres-Nieto M, Lopez-Otin C, Valencia A, Gut I, Garcia JL, Guigo R, Murphy WJ, Ruiz-Herrera A, Marques-Bonet T, Roma G, Notredame C, Mailund T, Mar Alba M, Gabaldon T, Alioto T, Godoy JA. 2016. Extreme genomic erosion after recurrent demographic bottlenecks in the highly endangered Iberian lynx Genome Biology, 17 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Martinez-Cruz B, Mendizabal I, Harmant C, de Pablo R, Ioana M, Angelicheva D, Kouvatsi A, Makukh H, Netea MG, Pamjav H, Zalan A, Tournev I, Marushiakova E, Popov V, Bertranpetit J, Kalaydjieva L, Quintana-Murci L, Comas D. 2016. Origins, admixture and founder lineages in European Roma EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 24 :937-943 DOI Author Url

Aime C, Verdu P, Segurel L, Martinez-Cruz B, Hegay T, Heyer E, Austerlitz F. 2015. Microsatellite data show recent demographic expansions in sedentary but not in nomadic human populations in Africa and Eurasia (vol 22, pg 1201, 2014) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 23 :1591-1591 DOI Author Url

Vilar MG, Melendez C, Sanders AB, Walia A, Gaieski JB, Owings AC, Schurr TG. 2014. Genetic Diversity in Puerto Rico and Its Implications for the Peopling of the Island and the West Indies AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 155 :352-368 DOI Author Url

Aime C, Verdu P, Segurel L, Martinez-Cruz B, Hegay T, Heyer E, Austerlitz F. 2014. Microsatellite data show recent demographic expansions in sedentary but not in nomadic human populations in Africa and Eurasia EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 22 :1201-1207 DOI Author Url

Elhaik E, Tatarinova T, Chebotarev D, Piras IS, Calo CM, De Montis A, Atzori M, Marini M, Tofanelli S, Francalacci P, Pagani L, Tyler-Smith C, Xue Y, Cucca F, Schurr TG, Gaieski JB, Melendez C, Vilar MG, Owings AC, Gomez R, Fujita R, Santos FR, Comas D, Balanovsky O, Balanovska E, Zalloua P, Soodyall H, Pitchappan R, GaneshPrasad A, Hammer M, Matisoo-Smith L, Wells RS. 2014. Geographic population structure analysis of worldwide human populations infers their biogeographical origins NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 5 DOI Author Url

Sarkissian CD, Brotherton P, Balanovsky O, Templeton JEL, Llamas B, Soubrier J, Moiseyev V, Khartanovich V, Cooper A, Haak W. 2014. Mitochondrial Genome Sequencing in Mesolithic North East Europe Unearths a New Sub-Clade within the Broadly Distributed Human Haplogroup C1 PLOS ONE, 9 DOI Author Url

Clarke AC, Prost S, Stanton J-AL, White WTJ, Kaplan ME, Matisoo-Smith EA. 2014. From cheek swabs to consensus sequences: an A to Z protocol for high-throughput DNA sequencing of complete human mitochondrial genomes BMC GENOMICS, 15 DOI Author Url

Fadhlaoui-Zid K, Haber M, Martinez-Cruz B, Zalloua P, Elgaaied AB, Comas D. 2013. Genome-Wide and Paternal Diversity Reveal a Recent Origin of Human Populations in North Africa PLOS ONE, 8 DOI Author Url

Boattini A, Martinez-Cruz B, Sarno S, Harmant C, Useli A, Sanz P, Yang-Yao D, Manry J, Ciani G, Luiselli D, Quintana-Murci L, Comas D, Pettener D. 2013. Uniparental Markers in Italy Reveal a Sex-Biased Genetic Structure and Different Historical Strata PLOS ONE, 8 DOI Author Url

Rebala K, Martinez-Cruz B, Toenjes A, Kovacs P, Stumvoll M, Lindner I, Buettner A, Wichmann H-E, Sivakova D, Sotak M, Quintana-Murci L, Szczerkowska Z, Comas D. 2013. Contemporary paternal genetic landscape of Polish and German populations: from early medieval Slavic expansion to post-World War II resettlements EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 21 :415-422 DOI Author Url

Brotherton P, Haak W, Templeton J, Brandt G, Soubrier J, Adler CJ, Richards SM, Sarkissian CD, Ganslmeier R, Friederich S, Dresely V, van Oven M, Kenyon R, Van der Hoek MB, Korlach J, Luong K, Ho SYW, Quintana-Murci L, Behar DM, Meller H, Alt KW, Cooper A. 2013. Neolithic mitochondrial haplogroup H genomes and the genetic origins of Europeans NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 4 DOI Author Url

Elhaik E, Greenspan E, Staats S, Krahn T, Tyler-Smith C, Xue Y, Tofanelli S, Francalacci P, Cucca F, Pagani L, Jin L, Li H, Schurr TG, Greenspan B, Wells RS. 2013. The GenoChip: A New Tool for Genetic Anthropology GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 5 :1021-1031 DOI Author Url

Martinez-Cruz B, Harmant C, Platt DE, Haak W, Manry J, Ramos-Luis E, Soria-Hernanz DF, Bauduer F, Salaberria J, Oyharcabal B, Quintana-Murci L, Comas D. 2012. Evidence of Pre-Roman Tribal Genetic Structure in Basques from Uniparentally Inherited Markers MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 29 :2211-2222 DOI Author Url

Martinez-Cruz B, Ioana M, Calafell F, Arauna LR, Sanz P, Ionescu R, Boengiu S, Kalaydjieva L, Pamjav H, Makukh H, Plantinga T, van der Meer JWM, Comas D, Netea MG. 2012. Y-Chromosome Analysis in Individuals Bearing the Basarab Name of the First Dynasty of Wallachian Kings PLOS ONE, 7 DOI Author Url

Behar DM, Harmant C, Manry J, van Oven M, Haak W, Martinez-Cruz B, Salaberria J, Oyharcabal B, Bauduer F, Comas D, Quintana-Murci L. 2012. The Basque Paradigm: Genetic Evidence of a Maternal Continuity in the Franco-Cantabrian Region since Pre-Neolithic Times (vol 90, pg 486, 2012) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 90 :936-936 DOI Author Url

Haber M, Platt DE, Bonab MA, Youhanna SC, Soria-Hernanz DF, Martinez-Cruz B, Douaihy B, Ghassibe-Sabbagh M, Rafatpanah H, Ghanbari M, Whale J, Balanovsky O, Wells RS, Comas D, Tyler-Smith C, Zalloua PA. 2012. Afghanistan's Ethnic Groups Share a Y-Chromosomal Heritage Structured by Historical Events PLOS ONE, 7 DOI Author Url

Behar DM, Harmant C, Manry J, van Oven M, Haak W, Martinez-Cruz B, Salaberria J, Oyharcabal B, Bauduer F, Comas D, Quintana-Murci L. 2012. The Basque Paradigm: Genetic Evidence of a Maternal Continuity in the Franco-Cantabrian Region since Pre-Neolithic Times AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 90 :486-493 DOI Author Url

Haber M, Youhanna SC, Balanovsky O, Saade S, Martinez-Cruz B, Ghassibe-Sabbagh M, Shasha N, Osman R, el Bayeh H, Koshel S, Zaporozhchenko V, Balanovska E, Soria-Hernanz DF, Platt DE, Zalloua PA. 2012. mtDNA Lineages Reveal Coronary Artery Disease-Associated Structures in the Lebanese Population ANNALS OF HUMAN GENETICS, 76 :1-8 DOI Author Url

Sarno S, Boattini A, Yang Yao D, De Fanti S, Sazzini M, Ciani G, Useli A, Martinez-Cruz B, Bertranpetit J, Comas D, Luiselli D, Pettener D. 2012. Between Europe and the Mediterranean: High resolution Y-Chromosome structure of Italy - Preliminary results Journal of Biological Research (Italy), 85 :172-173 DOI

Fadhlaoui-Zid K, Martinez-Cruz B, Khodjet-el-khil H, Mendizabal I, Benammar-Elgaaied A, Comas D. 2011. Genetic Structure of Tunisian Ethnic Groups Revealed by Paternal Lineages AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 146 :271-280 DOI Author Url

Martínez-Cruz B, Ziegle J, Sanz P, Sotelo G, Anglada R, Plaza S, Comas D. 2011. Multiplex single-nucleotide polymorphism typing of the human Y chromosome using TaqMan probes Investigative Genetics, 2 DOI Author Url

Martinez-Cruz B, Vitalis R, Segurel L, Austerlitz F, Georges M, Thery S, Quintana-Murci L, Hegay T, Aldashev A, Nasyrova F, Heyer E. 2011. In the heartland of Eurasia: the multilocus genetic landscape of Central Asian populations EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 19 :216-223 DOI Author Url

Martinez-Cruz B. 2011. Conservation genetics of Iberian raptors ANIMAL BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 34 :341-353 Author Url

Segurel L, Martinez-Cruz B, Quintana-Murci L, Balaresque P, Georges M, Hegay T, Aldashev A, Nasyrova F, Jobling MA, Heyer E, Vitalis R. 2008. Sex-Specific Genetic Structure and Social Organization in Central Asia: Insights from a Multi-Locus Study PLOS GENETICS, 4 DOI Author Url

Martinez-Cruz B, Godoy JA. 2007. Genetic evidence for a recent divergence and subsequent gene flow between Spanish and Eastern imperial eagles BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 7 DOI Author Url

Martinez-Cruz B, Godoy JA, Negro JJ. 2007. Population fragmentation leads to spatial and temporal genetic structure in the endangered Spanish imperial eagle MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 16 :477-486 DOI Author Url

Rodriguez C, Bustamante J, Martinez-Cruz B, Negro JJ. 2005. Evaluation of methods for gender determination of lesser kestrel nestlings JOURNAL OF RAPTOR RESEARCH, 39 :127-133 Author Url

Blois-Heulin C, Martinez-Cruz B. 2005. Influence of food dispersion on feeding activity and social interactions in captive Lophocebus albigena and Cercocebus torquatus torquatus PRIMATES, 46 :77-90 DOI Author Url

Horvath MB, Martinez-Cruz B, Negro JJ, Kalmar L, Godoy JA. 2005. An overlooked DNA source for non-invasive genetic analysis in birds JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY, 36 :84-88 DOI Author Url

Martinez-Cruz B, Godoy JA, Negro JJ. 2004. Population genetics after fragmentation: the case of the endangered Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 13 :2243-2255 DOI Author Url

Martinez-Cruz B, David VA, Godoy JA, Negro JJ, O'Brien SJ, Johnson WE. 2002. Eighteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for the highly endangered Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) and related species MOLECULAR ECOLOGY NOTES, 2 :323-326 DOI Author Url

Martínez-Cruz B, David VA, Godoy JA, Negro JJ, O'Brien SJ, Johnson WE. 2002. Eighteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for the highly endangered Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) and related species Molecular Ecology Notes, 2 :323-326 DOI

Chapters

Martinez Cruz B, Méndez Camarena M. 2018. Conservation Genetics in Raptors Sarasola JH, Grande JM, Negro JJ. Birds of Prey. Biology and conservation in the XXI century :339-371 Springer-Verlag 978-3-319-73744-7 DOI Publisher Url

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