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

Comas, D.; Luiselli, D.; Rickards, O. (2018) Human population genetics of the Mediterranean. Annals of Human Biology. 45(1):1-4 doi: 10.1080/03014460.2017.1416909


Solé-Morata, N.; García-Fernández, C.; Urasin, V.; Bekada, A.; Fadhlaoui-Zid, K.; Zalloua, P.; Comas, D. & Calafell, F. Whole Y-chromosome sequences reveal an extremely recent origin of the most common North African paternal lineage E-M183 (M81) Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 15941(2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16271-y


Reales G.; Rovaris D.L.; Jacovas V.C.; Hünemeier T.; Sandoval J.R.; Salazar-Granara A.; Demarchi D.A.; Tarazona-Santos E.; Felkl A.B.; Serafini M.A.; Salzano F.M.; Bisso-Machado R.; Comas D.; Paixão-Côrtes V.R.; Bortolini M.C. 2017. A tale of agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers: Exploring the thrifty genotype hypothesis in native South Americans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 163(3):591-601


Pimenta, J.; Lopes, A.M.; Comas, D.; Amorim, A.; Arenas, M. 2017. Evaluating the Neolithic Expansion at Both Shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 34(12):3232-3242 DOI:10.1093/molbev/msx256

Nagle N.;Van Oven M.;Wilcox S.;[17 authors];Comas D.;Cooper A;[30 authors];Wells R.S.;Zalloua P.A.;Ziegle J.S. 2017. Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial genome variation - An increased understanding of population antiquity and diversity. Scientific Reports . 7:artículo 43041