Population Genetics

The group aims at understanding the origin and evolution of genetic diversity, their consequences and applications, both normal and pathological, using autosomal, X and Y linked, and mtDNA markers.
In order to achieve the genetic characterisation of normal populations, their origins, phylogeny and evolution, and disease susceptibility profiles, we develop descriptive and analytical formal tools and techniques adequate to specific genomic segments.
The applied research areas in which we concentrate our efforts are molecular diagnostics and forensics. Some of specific lines currently pursued are:  (a) the history, conservation and management of domesticates and laboratory animals (b) food quality assessment, and (c) identification and diagnostic tools for humans, their commensal/pathogenic species, domesticates and laboratory animals.

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