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

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

Urnikyte A.; Flores-Bello A.; Mondal M.; Molyte A.; Comas D.; Calafell F.; Bosch E.; Kučinskas V.   2019. Patterns of genetic structure and adaptive positive selection in the Lithuanian population from high-density SNP data. Scientific Reports. 9163 doi: doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-45746-3

Serra-Vidal G, Lucas-Sanchez M, Fadhlaoui-Zid K, Bekada A, Zalloua P, Comas D 2019. Heterogeneity in Palaeolithic Population Continuity and Neolithic Expansion in North Africa.. Current Biology.