Carles Lalueza-Fox, Institut de Biologia Evolutiva, Barcelona, Spain
Carles Lalueza-Fox is a researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) in Barcelona, Spain. He did his PhD at the University of Barcelona in 1995 and subsequently he worked as postdosctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge and Oxford, always in paleogenetics. His research interests include the genomic analysis of past human populations for reconstructing ancient migrations, populations affinities and demography, as well as the genetic bases and evolution of human adaptive traits. Since 2004, he has focused especially on Neandertal genomics, mainly working with a Neandertal family group from El Sidrón site in Asturias (Spain). He has been pioneer in retrieving specific nuclear genes from Neandertals, including hair pigmentation and language genes. He has collaborated in the Neandertal Genome Project, directed by Prof. Svante Pääbo.
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