Population medical genomics in Latin America: The Mexican Biobank Project

Genetic profiling and deep phenotyping are powerful tools that help better understand individuals’ variation associated with disease and tackle population-specific health problems. Moreover, population genetics research gives people a self-knowledge that is deep in both space and in time. The Mexican Biobank will reveal the population history of the Mexican population as well as the role that the interplay between genetics, migration, mating patterns and the environment has played in shaping the current diversity of the Mexican population.
Professor Estrada is a medical doctor and population geneticist deeply interested in molecular evolution and its implications in human population history and medical genomics. His research integrates genomics, evolution and precision medicine in many different projects involving large collections of populations, in particular from the Americas and the Pacific. His research group is interested in human evolution, adaptation, and population history as well as the biomedical implications of human genetic diversity in underserved populations of the world.