David Comas received his B.Sc. in Biology at the Universitat de Barcelona where he also obtained his PhD at the Animal Biology Department (Anthropology Unit). He performed predoctoral and postdoctoral stays at the Zoologisches Institut (LMU, Munich), the Anthony Nolan Trust-Royal Free Hospital (London), and the Department of Forensic Medicine (University of Helsinki), studying human population genetics. He is currently the Director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. His research interests are focused on the human genome diversity analysis in order to infer the (genomic and population) processes responsible for this diversity and try to establish the (population and epidemiological) consequences of the human genetic variability. Thus, his main research lines are focused on aspects of human genome diversity, population genetics, genome variation and disease susceptibility, and genome evolution and disease.