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Our research group focuses on paleogenomics -the study of structure, function and organization of ancestral genomes-. We are interested in different evolutionary problems that can be answered with ancient DNA data, involving human evolution, population dynamics and diversity, as well as adaptive processes and past migrations. We work with ancient modern humans and also with an extinct hominin species, the Neandertals. In our group we are basically interested in the genomic diversity among Neandertals, and in the individualisation of a Neandertal family group from El Sidrón site (Asturias, Spain). We are also investigating the evolutionary dynamics and past migrations of the European prehistory through the analysis of Mesolithic, Neolithic, Cooper Age and Bronze Age human genomes.

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