Anna Ferrer-Admetlla



Research Overview

Analysis of the footprint of pathogen-mediated selection in the human genome with a particular interest on recent bacterial infections and the gene networks involved in the host response.

Selected Publications

Decay of linkage disequilibrium within genes across HGDP-CEPH human samples: most population isolates do not show increased LD.
Bosch E., Laayouni H., Morcillo-Suarez C., Casals F., Moreno-Estrada E., Ferrer-Admetlla A., Gardner M., Rosa A., Navarro A., Comas D.,Graffelman J., Calafell F., Bertranpetit J.
BMC Genomics. 2009 Jul 28;10:338.

A natural history of FUT2 polymorphism in humans.
Ferrer-Admetlla A., Sikora M., Laayouni H., Esteve A., Roubinet F., Blancher A., Calafell F., Bertranpetit J., Casals F.
Mol Biol Evol. 2009 Sep;26(9):1993-2003.

A variant in the gene FUT9 is associated with susceptibility to placental malaria infection.
Sikora M., Ferrer-Admetlla A., Laayouni H., Menendez C., Mayor A., Bardaji A., Sigauque B., Mandomando I., Alonso P.L., Bertranpetit J., Casals F.
Hum Mol Genet. 2009 Aug 15;18(16):3136-44

Human pseudogenes of the ABO family show a complex evolutionary dynamics and loss of function.
Casals F., Ferrer-Admetlla A., Sikora M., Ramírez-Soriano A., Marquès-Bonet T., Despiau S., Roubinet F., Calafell F., Bertranpetit J., Blancher A.
Glycobiology. 2009 Jun;19(6):583-91

Balancing selection is the main force shaping the evolution of innate immunity genes.
Ferrer-Admetlla A., Bosch E., Sikora M., Marquès-Bonet T., Ramírez-Soriano A., Muntasell A., Navarro A., Lazarus R., Calafell F., Bertranpetit J., Casals F.
J Immunol. 2008 Jul 15;181(2):1315-22.

Neuropathologic findings in an aged albino gorilla.
Márquez M., Serafin A., Fernández-Bellon H., Serrat S., Ferrer-Admetlla A., Bertranpetit J., Ferrer I., Pumarola M.
Vet Pathol. 2008 Jul;45(4):531-7.

Is there selection for the pace of successive inactivation of the arpAT gene in primates?
Casals F., Ferrer-Admetlla A., Chillarón J., Torrents D., Palacín M., Bertranpetit J.
J Mol Evol. 2008 Jul;67(1):23-8.

SNP analysis to results (SNPator): a web-based environment oriented to statistical genomics analyses upon SNP data.
Morcillo-Suarez C., Alegre J., Sangros R., Gazave E., de Cid R., Milne R., Amigo J., Ferrer-Admetlla A., Moreno-Estrada A., Gardner M Casals F., Pérez-Lezaun A., Comas D., Bosch E., Calafell F., Bertranpetit J., Navarro A.
Bioinformatics. 2008 Jul 15;24(14):1643-4.

Evolutionary analysis of genes of two pathways involved in placental malaria infection.
Sikora M., Ferrer-Admetlla A., Mayor A., Bertranpetit J., Casals F.
Hum Genet. 2008 May;123(4):343-57.