As its name reveals, the interests of this lab’s research are focused on the analysis of the human genome diversity with the aim of inferring the genomic and population processes that are responsible for this diversity, and outlining the population and epidemiological consequences of the human genetic variability. Its main research lines are, therefore, not only connected with human genome diversity, but also with population genetics, genome variation and disease susceptibility, and genome evolution and disease.

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Publications Publications

García-Fernández C.; Font-Porterias N.; Kučinskas V.; Sukarova-Stefanovska E.; Pamjav H.; Makukh H.; Dobon B.; Bertranpetit J.; Netea M.G.; Calafell F. and Comas D. 2020. Sex-biased patterns shaped the genetic history of Roma. Sci Rep. 10(1):14464 doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71066-y. Author Correction: Sci Rep. 10(1):18142 doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-75277-1.

Dobon B.; Ter Horst R.; Laayouni H.; Mondal M.; Bianco E.; Comas D.; Ioana M.; Bosch E.; Bertranpetit J. and Netea M.G.  2020. The shaping of immunological responses through natural selection after the Roma Diaspora. Sci Rep. 10(1):16134 doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-73182-1.

Bianco E.; Laval G.; Font-Porteries N.; …[ 9 authors ] … Bertranpetit J.; Calafell F.; Comas D. 2020. Recent common origin, reduced population size, and marked admixture have shaped European Roma genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution.


Biagini S.; Ramos E.; Comas D. and Calafell F. 2020. The place of metropolitan France in the European genomic landscape. Human genetics. 19:1655–1664

Araújo M.; Nunes K.; Barbosa R.; Mas A.; Guerra C.E.; Krieger J.E.; Mil J.G.; Mauro F.; Bortolini M.C.; Da costa A.; Comas D. And Hünemeier T 2020. Genomic insight into the origins and dispersal of the Brazilian coastal natives. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1909075117