Forensic Science: Forensic Genetics and Toxicology

Strategic objectives

  • Implementation of genetic polymorphisms analysis used by the group in new massive sequencing platforms.
  • Optimisation of data analysis generated by new platforms.
  • Optimisation of the use of multiplex PCR for genetic markers of
    • Phenotypic appearance (ECV markers) and ancestry (AIMs) in humans,
    • Infectious diseases from human biological samples and
    • Metabolism of drugs of abuse and pharmaceuticals.

Lines of research

  • Human population genetics: Current population phylogeny through genetic polymorphisms of mtDNA, Y chromosome X chromosome, and autosomal systems.
  • Study of polymorphisms associated with different pathologies and aging processes.
  • Genetic analysis of old critical samples: Family relationships and biogeographical origin. Use of family and personal identification (STRs, SNPs, Indels), biogeographical origin (AIMs) and phenotypic appearance (ECV) markers in samples of forensic and/or archaeological interest. Metagenomics of infectious diseases.
  • Forensic toxicology and genetics: Cytochrome P450 polymorphism variability.

Other members of the group