Human Evolutionary Genetics

HUMAN EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS
CNRS URA 3012
Department Genomes and Genetics

Lab Head: Lluis Quintana-Murci

 

 

Our laboratory is located in the Department of Genomes and Genetics at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and is associated to the CNRS (URA3012).
 

Our research is focused on understanding how natural selection, human demography and lifestyle have shaped the patterns of diversity of the human genome. In particular, we are interested in exploring how infectious diseases have exerted selective pressures on human genes involved in immunity and host defence in order to unmask immunological mechanisms that have been critical for our past and present survival. To this end, our laboratory combines population genetics and cellular genomic approaches, with computational modelling and development of new statistical frameworks, often working closely to theoretical population geneticists, immunologists, epidemiological geneticists as well as anthropologists.

 

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Unit Human Evolutionary Genetics

CNRS URA3012

 

Institut Pasteur
25, rue du Dr. Roux
75724 Paris Cedex 15, France
 

Tel: +33 1 40 61 34 43
Fax: +33 1 45 68 87 27


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