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

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


Prieto, L.;  Alves, C.; Zimmermann, B.; [19 authors]; Comas, D.; [8 authors]; Masciovecchio, M. V.; Schneider, P. M.; Parson, W. 2013. GHEP-ISFG proficiency test 2011: Paper challenge on evaluation of mitochondrial DNA resultsForensic Science International: Genetics. 7 (1):10-15


Prado-Martinez, J.;  Sudmant, P. H.; Kidd, J. M.;[46 authors]; Comas, D.; [12 authors]; Navarro, A.; Akey, J. M.; Bertranpetit, J.;[9 authors]; Marques-Bonet, T. 2013. Great ape genetic diversity and population history. Nature. 499 (7459):471-475


Montano, V.; Marcari, V.; Pavanello, M.; Anyaele, O.; Comas, D.; Destro-Bisol, G.; Batini, C. 2013. The influence of habitats on female mobility in Central and Western Africa inferred from human mitochondrial variation. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13