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.

Lab website: Comas Lab

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Publications Publications

Mendizabal, I.; Valente, C.; Gusmao, A.; [4 authors]; Calafell, F.; Alvarez, L.; Amorim, A.; Gusmao, L.; Comas, D.; Prata, M.J. 2011. Reconstructing the Indian Origin and Dispersal of the European Roma: A Maternal Genetic PerspectivePLoS ONE 6: 1.

Martinez-Cruz, B.; Vitalis, R.; Segurel, L.; Austerlitz, F.; Georges, M.; Thery, S.; Quintana-Murci, L.; Hegay, T.; Aldashev, A.; Nasyrova, F.; Heyer, E. 2011. In the heartland of Eurasia: the multilocus genetic landscape of Central Asian populationsEuropean Journal of Human Genetics 19: 216-223.

Martinez-Cruz, B. 2011. Conservation genetics of Iberian raptors. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 34.2: 341-353.

Martinez-Cruz, B. 2011. Conservation genetics of Iberian raptors. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 34.2: 341-353.

Laayouni H.; Montanucci L.; Sikora M.; [6 authors]; Bosch E.; Comas D.; Navarro A.; Calafell F.; Casals F.; Bertranpetit J. 2011. Similarity in recombination rate estimates highly correlates with genetic differentiation in humansPLoS ONE 6(3): e17913. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017913.