This lab’s main line of research at present focuses on the understanding of natural selection and adaptation in humans and primates through the comparative analysis of genomes. Its purpose is to understand complex adaptations through genome-wide analyses of the footprints that natural selection has left in genomes and attempt to place selection in a functional molecular framework of molecular pathways. The Evolutionary Systems Biology Lab is studying differential adaptation among human populations, including several African populations, Roma (as compared to Romanians and Indians) and in Chimpanzees. It has launched a project with the analysis of the haploid sequences of several individuals from all known groups of Southeast Asian pygmies.

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Publications Publications

Mondal  M.;Bertranpetit J.; Lao O. 2019. Approximate Bayesian computation with deep learning supports a third archaic introgression in Asia and Oceania. Nature comucications. 10(1):246 doi:  10.1038/s41467-018-08089-7.

Dobon B, Rossell C, Walsh S, Bertranpetit J.  2019. Is there adaptation in the human genomebiotransformation. BMC Evol Biol. 19(1):39  doi: /10.1186/s12862-019-1366-7

Nye J.; Laayouni H.; Kuhlwilm M.; Mondal M.; Marques-Bonet T.; Bertranpetit J. 2018. Selection in the Introgressed Regions of the Chimpanzee Genome. Genome biology and evolution. 10(4):1132-1138 doi: 10.1093/gbe/evy077

Mattle-Greminger M.P.; Bilgin Sonay T.; Nater A.; ...[5 authors]...; Bertranpetit J.; Marques-Bonet T.; Van Schaik C.P.; Anisimova M.; Krützen M.. Genomes reveal marked differences in the adaptive evolution between orangutan species. Genome Biology. 19(1):193 doi: 10.1186/s13059-018-1562-6

Maja P. Mattle-Greminger.;Tugce Bilgin Sonay.; Alexander Nater.;…[ 2 authors]…;Jaume Bertranpetit.; Tomas Marques-Bonet.; Carel P. van Schaik.; Maria Anisimova.; Michael Krützen. 2018. Genomes reveal marked differences in the adaptive evolution between orangutan species. Genome Biology. 19-193 doi: 10.1186/s13059-018-1562-6