What makes us human?

We address this question with a broad range of biological and computational tools within an evolutionary and anthropological context. Based on this framework, we currently focus on five interrelated research areas that we listed below (with links to most relevant publications):

Ancient haplotypes in our genomes

Evolutionary genetics models and population genetics of structural variants

What is the impact of the common, exonic deletion in growth hormone receptor (GHR) on human evolution and health?

How have the changes in the human diet and pathogens shaped the evolution of the salivary proteome?

Why does human skin differ from that of other primates, and how do these differences explain skin disease?