03/10/2012 - 12:00 - Auditori PRBB

Insights into the human genome diversity: Population history and adaptation

Scientific sessions, CRG Group Leader Seminars

David Comas

Human Genome Diversity Group, IBE (CSIC-UPF)

David Comas obtained his PhD in Biology (awarded with the “Premi Claustre de Doctors de la UB”) at the University of Barcelona. After predoctoral and postdoctoral stays at the Zoologisches Institut (LMU, Munich), the Anthony Nolan Trust-Royal Free Hospital (London), and the Department of Forensic Medicine (University of Helsinki), studying human population genetics, he established his group at the CEXS-UPF thanks to a “Ramon y Cajal” position. He is now an associate professor at the UPF, member of the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (IBE: CSIC-UPF) and recently awarded within the ICREA Academia program.

His research is focused on the analysis of the genome diversity in human populations in order to define and quantify the processes that have modeled the present genomic variation in humans. His research has also been focused on the phenotypic consequences, including disease, of the present variation in humans. In his talk he will address which demographic and genomic processes are responsible of the variation present nowadays in humans showing some examples in African populations.


The upcoming "Group Leader Seminars" are:

Ben Lehner (CRG), October 10

Salvador Aznar (CRG), October 17

Rafael de la Torre (IMIM), October 24


Group Leader Seminars are always on Wednesdays at 12:00h at the Auditorium or Sala Marie Curie.