The AGP laboratory conducts research on the diversity and biological evolution of human populations, with the main objective of reconstructing the history of world settlement since the origin of Homo sapiens.
We perform biostatistical and bioinformatics analysis (including computer simulations) of molecular data for different regions of the genome such as the HLA region, mitochondrial DNA and the Y chromosome, but also classical systems and nuclear SNPs and STRs. This genetic diversity is studied in human populations from all continents and linked to information from other disciplines including prehistoric archaeology, paleoanthropology, historical linguistics and epidemiology.
We also study the diversity of quantitative human traits (e.g. pigmentations or body measurements) both in the modern scientific context, and in that of the history of anthropology (e.g. evolution of the concept of race).
Our laboratory offers various subjects for monographs, masters and doctoral theses in relation to the fields of research described above, and on request from the laboratory's research directors.
Current research projects
We currently have three funded research projects running.