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.

Lab website: Calafell Lab


Principal Investigator Principal Investigator

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Publications Publications

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.

Garcia-Etxebarria, K.; García-Garcera,M.; and Calafell, F. 2014. Consistency of metagenomic assignment programs in simulated and real data. BMC Bioinformatics 15 (1):90

Džunková, M.; García-Garcera, M.; Martínez-Priego, L.; D'Auria, G.; Calafell, F.; and Moya, A. 2014. Direct Squencing from the Minimal Number of DNA Molecules Needed to Fill a 454 Picotiterplate. Plos One 9 (6):e97379

Garcia-Garcerà, M.;  Garcia-Etxebarria, K.; Coscollà, M.; Latorre, A.; Calafell, F. 2013. A New Method for Extracting Skin Microbes Allows Metagenomic Analysis of Whole-Deep Skin. PLoS ONE. 8 (9):e74914