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

 

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Publications Publications

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


Charlier, P.; Olalde, I.; Solé, N.; Ramírez, O.; Babelon, J.-P.; Galland, B.; Calafell, F.; Lalueza-Fox, C. 2013. Genetic comparison of the head of Henri IV and the presumptive blood from Louis XVI (both Kings of France). Forensic Science International. 226 (1-3):38-40


Sandoval, K.; Moreno-Estrada, A.; Mendizabal, I.; [5 authors]; Avelino, H.; Calafell, F.; Comas, D.  2012. Y-chromosome diversity in Native Mexicans reveals continental transition of genetic structure in the Americas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 148: 395-405.