The general topics that the Genomics of Individuality lab is interested in revolve around the genomics of individuality: What is there in our genomes that makes us the way we are? What does it tell us about our ancestry? How does it affect our susceptibility to diseases? How can this be applied in practical settings (i.e., in forensic genetics)? In particular, its research focuses on populations on both sides of the western Mediterranean, looking at genetic structure, and contacts, and, in particular, populations that are geographically or socially isolated.

Lab website: Calafell Lab


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Publicaciones Publicaciones

Font-Porterias N, Caro-Consuegra R, Lucas-Sánchez M, Lopez M, Giménez A, Carballo A, Bosch E, Calafell F, Quintana-Murci L, Comas D. 2021. The counteracting effects of demography on functional genomic variation: the Roma paradigm. Molecular Biology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msab070. 

Flores-Bello A, Bauduer F, Salaberria J, Oyharçabal B, Calafell F, Bertranpetit J, Quintana-Murci L, Comas D. 2021. Genetic origins, singularity, and heterogeneity of Basques. Current Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.03.010

Platt D.E.; Artinian H.; Mouzaya F.; Khalil W.; Kamar F.G.; Matisoo-Smith E.; Calafell F.; Taleb N.N. and Zalloua P. 2020. Autosomal genetics and Y-chromosome haplogroup L1b-M317 reveal Mount Lebanon Maronites as a persistently non-emigrating population. European Journal of Human Genetics.  doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-00765-x.

García-Fernández C.; Font-Porterias N.; Kučinskas V.; Sukarova-Stefanovska E.; Pamjav H.; Makukh H.; Dobon B.; Bertranpetit J.; Netea M.G.; Calafell F. and Comas D. 2020. Sex-biased patterns shaped the genetic history of Roma. Sci Rep. 10(1):14464 doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71066-y. Author Correction: Sci Rep. 10(1):18142 doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-75277-1.

Bianco E.; Laval G.; Font-Porteries N.; …[ 9 authors ] … Bertranpetit J.; Calafell F.; Comas D. 2020. Recent common origin, reduced population size, and marked admixture have shaped European Roma genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution.