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

Principal Investigator Principal Investigator

Current members Current members

Ongoing projects Ongoing projects

Publications Publications

Barbora Emmerova;Edvard Ehler;David Comas;Jitka Votrubova;Daniel Vanek 2017. Comparison of Y-chromosomal haplogroup predictors. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series. 6:145-147


Arauna, L.R.; Mendoza-Revilla, J.; Mas-Sandoval, A.; Izaabel, H.; Bekada, A.; Benhamamouch, S.; Fadhlaoui-Zid, K.; Zalloua, R.; Hellenthal, G.; and Comas, D. 2017. Recent historical migrations have shaped the gene pool of Arabs and Berbers in North Africa. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34 (2): 318-329.

Amorim C.E.G.; Nunes K.; Meyer D.; Comas D.; Bortolini M.C.; Salzano F.M.; Hünemeier T. 2017. Genetic signature of natural selection in first Americans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114(9):2195-2199


Mondal, M.; Casals, F.; Xu, T.; Dall'Olio, G.M.; Pybus, M.; Netea, M.G.; Comas, D.; Laayouni, H.; Li, Q.; Majumder, P.P.; Bertranpetit, J. 2016. Genomic analysis of Andamanese provides insights into ancient human migration into Asia and adaptationNature Genetics 48(9):1066-70.

Martinez-Cruz, B.; Mendizabal, I.; Harmant, C.; de Pablo, R.; Ioana, M.; Angelicheva, D.; Kouvatsi, A.; Makukh, H.; Netea, M. G.; Pamjav, H.; Zalan, A.; Tournev, I.; Marushiakova, E.; Popov, V.; Bertranpetit, J.; Kalaydjieva, L.; Quintana-Murci, L.; and Comas, D. 2016. Origins, admixture and founder lineages in European RomaEuropean Journal of Human Genetics 24, 937-943