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
Elhaik, E.; Tatarinova,T.; Chebotarev, D.; [19 authors];Comas, D.; [6 authors]; Hammer, M.; Matisoo-Smith, L.; Wells, R.S.; The Genographic, Consortium. 2014. Geographic population structure analysis of worldwide human populations infers their biogeographical origins. Nature Communications 5: 3513
Clarke, A.C.; Prost,S.; Stanton, J.A.; White, W.T.; Kaplan, M.E.; Matisoo-Smith, E.A.; and Genographic Consortium. 2014. From cheek swabs to consensus sequences: an A to Z protocol for high-throughput DNA sequencing of complete human mitochondrial genomes. BMC Genomics 15(1): 68.
Ballantyne, K.; Ralf, A.; Aboukhalid, R.; [17 authors]; Comas, D.; [98 authors]; Yong, R.Y.; Pajnič, I.Z.; and Kayser, M. 2014. Toward Male Individualization with Rapidly Mutating Y-Chromosomal Short Tandem Repeats. Human Mutation. 35 (8):1021-1032
Setó- Salvia, N.; Sánchez-Quinto, F.; Carbonell, E.; lorenzo, C.; Comas, D.; Clarimón , J. 2013. Using the Neandertal and Denisova genetic data to understand the common MAPT 17q21 inversion in modern humans. Human Biology. 84 (6):633-640
Rebala, K.; Martinez-Cruz, B.; Tonjes, A.; [7 authors]; Quintana-Murci, Ll.; Szczerkowska, Z.; Comas, D. 2013. Contemporary paternal genetic landscape of Polish and German populations: from early medieval Slavic expansion to post-World War II resettlements. European Journal of Human Genetics. 21 (4):415-422