The general topics that the Genomics of Individuality lab is interested in revolve around the genomics of individuality: What is there in our genomes that makes us the way we are? What does it tell us about our ancestry? How does it affect our susceptibility to diseases? How can this be applied in practical settings (i.e., in forensic genetics)? In particular, its research focuses on populations on both sides of the western Mediterranean, looking at genetic structure, and contacts, and, in particular, populations that are geographically or socially isolated.

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Publications Publications

Moreno,F.;Indakoetxea, B.;Barandiaran, M.; Caballero, M.C.; Gorostidi, A.; Calafell, F.; Gabilondo, A.; Tainta, M.; Zulaica, M.; Martí Massó, J.F.; López de Munain, A.; Sánchez-Juan, P.; Lee, S.E. 2017. The unexpected co-occurrence of GRN and MAPT p.A152T in Basque families: Clinical and pathological characteristics Plos One. 8;12(6): e0178093


Mondal, M.; Bergström, A.; Xue, Y.; Calafell, F.; Laayouni, H.; Casals, F.; Majumder, P.P.; Tyler-Smith, C.; Bertranpetit, J. 2017. Y-chromosomal sequences of diverse Indian populations and the ancestry of the Andamanese. Hum Genet. Epub ahead of print]

Casals, F.; Anglada, R.; Bonet, N.; Rasal, R.; Van der Gaag, K. J.; Hoogenboom, J.; Solé-Morata, N.; Comas, D.; Calafell, F. 2017. Length and repeat-sequence variation in 58 STRs and 94 SNPs in two Spanish populations Forensic Science International: Genetics. 30: 66-70


Calafell, F.; Larmuseau, M.H. 2017. The Y chromosome as the most popular marker in genetic genealogy benefits interdisciplinary research. Human Genetics [Epub ahead of print]

Engelken, J.; Espadas, G.; Mancuso, F.M.; Bonet, N.; Scherr, A.L.; Jímenez-Álvarez, V.; Codina-Solà, M.; Medina-Stacey, D.; Spataro, N.; Stoneking, M.; Calafell, F.; Sabidó, E.; and Bosch, E. (2016). Signatures of Evolutionary Adaptation in Quantitative Trait Loci Influencing Trace Element Homeostasis in LiverMolecular Biology and Evolution