A photo of Martin: a bearded guy
with snow in his hair

Martin Johnsson

PhD in genetics

Postdoc at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh & The Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Email address: sorill at gmail full stop com

Blog: On unicorns and genes

Twitter account: @martinj

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1262-4585

Curriculum vitae

Selected publications

Full publication list at my Google Scholar profile.

Johnsson M, Gering E, Willis P, Lopez S, Van Dorp L, Hellenthal G, Henriksen R, Friberg U, Wright D (2016). Feralisation targets different genomic loci to domestication in the chicken. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12950

Johnsson M, Williams M, Jensen P, Wright D. (2016) Genetical Genomics of Behavior: A Novel Chicken Genomic Model for Anxiety Behavior. Genetics doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.179010.

Johnsson M, Jonsson KB, Andersson L, Jensen P, Wright D. (2015) Genetic regulation of bone metabolism in the chicken: similarities and differences to mammalian systems. PLOS Genetics. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005250

Gering E, Johnsson M, Willis P, Getty T, Wright D (2015). Mixed ancestry and admixture in Kauai’s feral chickens: invasion of domestic genes into ancient Red Junglefowl reservoirs. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.13096

Johnsson M, Rubin C-J, Höglund A, Sahlqvist A-S, Jonsson KB, Kerje S, Ekwall O, Kämpe O, Andersson L, Jensen P Wright D. (2014) The role of pleiotropy and linkage in genes affecting a sexual ornament and bone allocation in the chicken. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.12723

Johnsson M, Gustafson I, Rubin C-J, Sahlqvist A-S, Jonsson KB, Kerje S, Ekwall O, Kämpe O, Andersson L, Jensen P Wright D. (2012) A sexual ornament in chickens is affected by pleiotropic alleles at HAO1 and BMP2, selected during domestication. PLOS Genetics. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002914


I defended my PhD, Genomics of chicken domestication and feralisation, on the 18th of December 2015. The cover art was made by Alexander Hultberg.

Cover of my dissertation:
title and a drawing of a chicken