This lab’s main line of research at present focuses on the understanding of natural selection and adaptation in humans and primates through the comparative analysis of genomes. Its purpose is to understand complex adaptations through genome-wide analyses of the footprints that natural selection has left in genomes and attempt to place selection in a functional molecular framework of molecular pathways. The Evolutionary Systems Biology Lab is studying differential adaptation among human populations, including several African populations, Roma (as compared to Romanians and Indians) and in Chimpanzees. It has launched a project with the analysis of the haploid sequences of several individuals from all known groups of Southeast Asian pygmies.

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Publications Publications

Casillas, S.; Mulet, R.; Villegas-Mirón, P.; Hervas, S.; Sanz, E.; Velasco, D.; Bertranpetit, J.; Laayouni, H.; Barbadilla, A. (2018) PopHuman: The human population genomics browser. Nucleic Acids Research. 46(D1):D1003-D1010 doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx943

Casillas S., Mulet R., Villegas-Mirón P., Hervas S., Sanz E., Velasco D., Bertranpetit J., Laayouni H., Barbadilla A. 2018. PopHuman: The human population genomics browser. Nucleic Acids Research. 46(D1):D1003-D1010 doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx943

Nater, A.Email Author;Mattle-Greminger, M.P.;Nurcahyo, A.;Nowak, M.G.;de Manuel, M.;Desai, T.;Groves, C.;Pybus, M.;Sonay, T.B.;Roos, C.;Lameira, A.R.;Wich, S.A.;Askew, J.;Davila-Ross, M.;Fredriksson, G.;de Valles, G.;Casals, F.;Prado-Martinez, J.;Goossens, B.;Verschoor, E.J.;Warren, K.S.;Singleton, I.;Marques, D.A.;Pamungkas, J.;Perwitasari-Farajallah, D.;Rianti, P.;Tuuga, A.;Gut, I.G.;Gut, M.;Orozco-terWengel, P.;van Schaik, C.P.;Bertranpetit, J.;Anisimova, M.;Scally, A.;Marques-Bonet, T.;Meijaard, E. 2017. Erratum: Morphometric, Behavioral, and Genomic Evidence for a New Orangutan Species (Current Biology (2017) 27(22) (3487–3498.e10) (S0960982217312459)(10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.047). Current Biology. 27(22):3576-3577

Nagle N.;Van Oven M.;Wilcox S.;[17 authors];Comas D.;Cooper A;[30 authors];Wells R.S.;Zalloua P.A.;Ziegle J.S. 2017. Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial genome variation - An increased understanding of population antiquity and diversity. Scientific Reports . 7:artículo 43041

Mondal, M.; Bergström, A.; Xue, Y.; Calafell, F.; Laayouni, H.; Casals, F.; Majumder, P.P.; Tyler-Smith, C.; Bertranpetit, J. 2017. Y-chromosomal sequences of diverse Indian populations and the ancestry of the Andamanese. Hum Genet. Epub ahead of print]