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

Sole-Morata, N.; Bertranpetit, J.; Comas, D.; Calafell, F. 2015. Y-chromosome diversity in Catalan surname samples: insights into surname origin and frequency. European Journal of Human Genetics 23(11): 1549-1557.


Riyahi, S.; Sánchez-Delgado, M.; Calafell,F.; Monk,D.; Senar, JC. 2015. Combined epigenetic and intraspecific variation of the DRD4 and SERT genes influence novelty seeking behavior in great tit Parus major. Epigenetics. 10(6): 516-525.


Garcia-Etxebarria, K.; Bracho, M.A.; Galán ,J.C.; [7 authors]; Domínguez, A.; González-Candelas, F.; Calafell, F.Ciberesp Cases Controls in Pandemic Influenza Working, Group 2015. No Major Host Genetic Risk Factor Contributed to A(H1N1)2009 Influenza Severity. Plos One 10(9): e0135983.


Bekada, A.; Arauna, L. R.; Deba, T.; Calafell, F.; Benhamamouch, S.; Comas, D. 2015. Genetic Heterogeneity in Algerian Human Populations. Plos One 10(9): e0138453.


Solé-Morata, N.; Bertranpetit, J.; Comas, D.; and Calafell, F. 2014. Recent Radiation of R-M269 and High Y-STR Haplotype Resemblance Confirmed. Annals of Human Genetics 78 (4):253-254.