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

Lipson, M.; Szécsényi-Nagy, A.; Mallick, S.; Stégmár, B.; Keerl, V.; Rohland, N.; Stewardson, K.; Ferry, M.; Michael, M.; Oppenheimer, J.; Broomandkhoshbacht, N.; Harney, E.; Nordenfelt, S.; Llamas, B.; Mende, B.G.; Köhler, K. [...]; Lalueza-Fox, C.; Haak, W. & Reich, W. Parallel palaeogenomic transects reveal complex genetic history of early European farmers Nature 551, 368–372 (16 November 2017) doi:10.1038/nature24476

Gelabert, P.; Olalde, O.; de-Dios, T.; Civit, S.; and Lalueza-Fox, C. 2017. Malaria was a weak selective force in ancient EuropeansScientific Reports 7: 1377

Chang, D.; Knapp, M.; Enk, J.; Lippold, S.; Kircher, M.; Lister, A.; MacPhee, R.D.E.; Widga, C.; Czechowski, P.; Sommer, R.; Hodges, E.; Stümpel, N.; Barnes, I.; Dalén, L.; Derevianko, A.; Germonpré, M.; Hillebrand-Voiculescu, A.; Constantin, S.; Kuznetsova, T.; Mol, D.; Rathgeber, T.; Rosendahl, W.; Tikhonov, A.N.; Willerslev, E.; Hannon, G.; Lalueza-Fox, C.; Joger, U.; Poinar, H.; Hofreiter, M.; and Shapiro, B. 2017. The evolutionary and phylogeographic history of woolly mammoths: a comprehensive mitogenomic analysis. Scientific Reports 7: 44585

Kuhlwilm, M.; Gronau, I.; Hubisz, M.J.; de Filippo, C.; Prado-Martinez, J.; Kircher, M.; Fu, Q.; Burbano, H.A.; Lalueza-Fox, C.; de la Rasilla, M.; Rosas, A.; Rudan, P.; Brajkovic, D.; Kucan, Ž.; Gušic, I.; Marques-Bonet, T.; Andrés, A.M.; Viola, B.; Pääbo, S.; Meyer, M.; Siepel, A.; and Castellano, S. (2016). Ancient gene flow from early modern humans into Eastern NeanderthalsNature 530(7591):429-33. doi: 10.1038/nature16544.

Gelabert, P.; Sandoval-Velasco, M.; Olalde, I.; Fregel, R.; Rieux, A.; Escosa, R.; Aranda, C.; Paaijmans, K.; Mueller, I.; Gilbert, M.T.P.; Lalueza-Fox, C. (2016).Mitochondrial DNA from the eradicated European Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum from 70-year-old slides from the Ebro Delta in SpainProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1611017113