The study of the structure, function and organisation of ancestral genomes are the focal points of the Paleogenomics lab. More specifically, it looks at the different evolutionary problems that can be answered with ancient DNA data, such as those involving human evolution, population dynamics and diversity, as well as adaptive processes and past migrations. This lab works with ancient modern humans and with an extinct hominin species, Neanderthals. Regarding the latter, the research carried out to date has mainly been focused on genomic diversity among Neanderthals and the individualisation of a Neanderthal family group from El Sidrón, an archaeological site in the Asturias region of northern Spain. The Paleogenomics lab is also investigating the evolutionary dynamics and past migrations in European prehistory through the analysis of Mesolithic, Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age human genomes.

Lab website: Paleogenomics Lab

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Publicaciones Publicaciones

Lalueza-Fox, C.; Rosas, A. de la Rasilla, M.  2012. Palaeogenetic research at El Sidrón Neandertal site. Annals of Anatomy 194 (1): 133-137.

Hardy, K.; Buckley, S.; Collins, M.J.; [6 authors]; Lalueza-Fox, C.; [3 authors]; Madella, M.; Fernández Cort.s, A.; Rosas, A.  2012. Neanderthal medics? Evidence for food, cooking and medicinal plants entrapped in Neanderthal dental calculus. Naturwissenschaften 99 (8): 617-626.

Haber, M.; Platt, D.E.; Ashrafian Bonab, M.; [10 authors]; Comas, D.; Tyler-Smith, C.; Zalloua, P.A. The Genographic Consortium [including J. Bertranpetit].  2012. Afghanistan’s ethnic groups share a Y-chromosomalheritage structured by historical events. PLOS ONE 7 (3): e34288. PMID: 22470552.

González-Ruiz, M.; Santos, C.; Jordana, X.; Simón, M.; Lalueza-Fox, C.; Gigli, E.; Aluja, M.P.; Malgosa, A.  2012. Tracing the origin of the East-west population admixture in the Altai region (central Asia). PLOS ONE 7 (11): e48904.

Gómez-Díaz, E.; Jordà, M.; Peinado, M.A.; Rivero, A.  2012. Epigenetics of host-pathogen interactions: the road ahead and the road behind. PLoS Pathogens 8 (11): e1003007.