Dr. Guillermo Torres

Former ROOTS member

Olshausenstraße 80a, R. EG.008
Phone: +49 431 500-15163

Kiel University
Rosalind-Franklin-Straße 12
24105 Kiel, Germany

My research focuses on the study of complex traits and metabolic adaptation using comparative genomics, molecular evolution and the development of bioinformatics approaches that integrate and analyse heterogeneous data. At Kiel, I am part of the Ancient DNA group and the “Dietary Roots” subgroup. Here, I analyse the dynamics of human genomic mutations and human-associated microbiome to better understand how environmental changes (especially diet), induced and experienced by our ancestors since the Neolithic, have shaped our modern gene pool and our susceptibility to certain metabolic diseases today. 

Keywords: Complex traits, metabolic adaptation, genomics, microbiome, bioinformatics


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