Laura Weyrich

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Laura Weyrich

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Dna Microbiota Health Dental Calculus Diet Human Health Ancient Dna Food Fish Insects Sampling Interaction Health Professionals Microbiome Methodology Tooth Archaeology Dental Plaque Mouth Neanderthals Sequencing Habitat Conservation Comparison Genetic Test Communicable Diseases

Most Recent Papers

Effectiveness of decontamination protocols when analyzing ancient DNA preserved in dental calculus

Andrew G. Farrer, Sterling L. Wright, Emily Skelly, Raphael Eisenhofer, Keith Dobney, Laura S. Weyrich, 2021, Scientific Reports

Stochastic models support rapid peopling of Late Pleistocene Sahul

Corey J.A. Bradshaw, Kasih Norman, Sean Ulm, Alan N. Williams, Chris Clarkson, Joël Chadœuf, Sam C. Lin, Zenobia Jacobs, Richard G. Roberts, Michael I. Bird, Laura S. Weyrich, Simon G. Haberle, Sue O’Connor, Bastien Llamas, Tim J. Cohen, Tobias Friedrich, Peter Veth, Matthew Leavesley, Frédérik Saltré, 2021, Nature Communications

A Standardized Approach for Shotgun Metagenomic Analysis of Ancient Dental Calculus: The Oral Microbiome: Methods and Protocols.

Nicole Moore, Laura Weyrich, 2021,

Researchers using environmental DNA must engage ethically with Indigenous communities

Matilda Handsley-Davis, Emma Kowal, Lynette Russell, Laura S. Weyrich, 2021, Nature Ecology and Evolution on p. 146-148

The evolutionary history of the human oral microbiota and its implications for modern health

Laura S. Weyrich, 2021, Periodontology 2000 on p. 90-100

Advancing and refining archaeological dental calculus research using multiomic frameworks

Sterling L. Wright, Keith Dobney, Laura S. Weyrich, 2021, Science and Technology of Archaeological Research on p. 13-30

Rare genera differentiate urban green space soil bacterial communities in three cities across the world

Jacob Mills, Caitlin Selway, Laura Weyrich, Chris Skelly, Philip Weinstein, Torsten Thomas, Jennifer Young, Emma Marczylo, Sudesh Yadav, Vijay Yadav, others, 2021, bioRxiv

Dead or alive

T. P.R.A. Legrand, M. L. Wos-Oxley, J. W. Wynne, L. S. Weyrich, A. P.A. Oxley, 2021, Proceedings of the Society for Applied Bacteriology

Biocultural drivers of salivary microbiota in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Matilda Handsley-Davis, Emily Skelly, Newell Johnson, Kostas Kappelas, Ratilal Lalloo, Jeroen Kroon, Laura Weyrich, 2021, Frontiers in Oral Health

The role of the oral microbiota in chronic non-communicable disease and its relevance to the Indigenous health gap in Australia

Matilda Handsley-Davis, Lisa Jamieson, Kostas Kapellas, Joanne Hedges, Laura S. Weyrich, 2020, BMC Oral Health

Most-Cited Papers

Sequencing ancient calcified dental plaque shows changes in oral microbiota with dietary shifts of the Neolithic and Industrial revolutions

Christina J. Adler, Keith Dobney, Laura Weyrich, John Kaidonis, Alan W. Walker, Wolfgang Haak, Corey J.A. Bradshaw, Grant Townsend, Arkadiusz Sołtysiak, Kurt W. Alt, Julian Parkhill, Alan Cooper, 2013, Nature Genetics on p. 450-455

Neanderthal behaviour, diet, and disease inferred from ancient DNA in dental calculus

Laura S. Weyrich, Sebastian Duchene, Julien Soubrier, Luis Arriola, Bastien Llamas, James Breen, Alan G. Morris, Kurt W. Alt, David Caramelli, Veit Dresely, Milly Farrell, Andrew G. Farrer, Michael Francken, Neville Gully, Wolfgang Haak, Karen Hardy, Katerina Harvati, Petra Held, Edward C. Holmes, John Kaidonis, Carles Lalueza-Fox, Marco De La Rasilla, Antonio Rosas, Patrick Semal, Arkadiusz Soltysiak, Grant Townsend, Donatella Usai, Joachim Wahl, Daniel H. Huson, Keith Dobney, Alan Cooper, 2017, Nature on p. 357-361

Contamination in Low Microbial Biomass Microbiome Studies

Raphael Eisenhofer, Jeremiah J. Minich, Clarisse Marotz, Alan Cooper, Rob Knight, Laura S. Weyrich, 2019, Trends in Microbiology on p. 105-117

Environmental metabarcodes for insects

Laurence J. Clarke, Julien Soubrier, Laura Weyrich, Alan Cooper, 2014, Molecular Ecology Notes on p. 1160-1170

Comparison of environmental DNA metabarcoding and conventional fish survey methods in a river system

Jennifer L.A. Shaw, Laurence J. Clarke, Scotte D. Wedderburn, Thomas C. Barnes, Laura S. Weyrich, Alan Cooper, 2016, Biological Conservation on p. 131-138

Ancient DNA analysis of dental calculus

Laura Weyrich, Keith Dobney, Alan Cooper, 2015, Journal of Human Evolution on p. 119-124

Embracing the gut microbiota: The new frontier for inflammatory and infectious diseases

Lieke W.J. Van Den Elsen, Hazel C. Poyntz, Laura S. Weyrich, Wayne Young, Elizabeth E. Forbes-Blom, 2017, Clinical and Translational Immunology

The skin microbiome

Alan J. Cooper, Laura S. Weyrich, Shreya Dixit, Andrew G. Farrer, 2015, Australasian Journal of Dermatology on p. 268-274

From the field to the laboratory

Bastien Llamas, Guido Valverde, Lars Fehren-Schmitz, Laura S. Weyrich, Alan Cooper, Wolfgang Haak, 2017, Science and Technology of Archaeological Research on p. 1-14

Urban habitat restoration provides a human health benefit through microbiome rewilding: The Microbiome Rewilding Hypothesis

Jacob G. Mills, Philip Weinstein, Nicholas J.C. Gellie, Laura S. Weyrich, Andrew J. Lowe, Martin F. Breed, 2017, Restoration Ecology on p. 866-872