The Molecular Anthropology Lab focuses on a multidisciplinary study of human biodiversity aimed at inferring the ancient and recent evolutionary history of human populations.

Bio-demographic, population genetics, genomics and epigenomics approaches are applied to identify the historical, demographic, environmental and/or socio-cultural factors that have shaped current patterns of human molecular variability.

For this purpose, we rely on the Centre for Genome Biology facility, which provides the most up-to-date instruments to implement experimental approaches suitable for characterizing autosomal genomic/epigenomic profiles, uniparental genetic systems, microbial DNA and transposable element insertions.

The Molecular Anthropology Lab and the Centre for Genome Biology are hosted by the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA) of the University of Bologna (Italy).