Carlos Stefano Reyna Blanco

Ms. Sci. student

+41 31 631 30 28
Postal Address
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
University of Bern
Baltzerstrasse 6
CH-3012 Bern

Research interests

State-of-the-art sequencing technology and improvements in ancient DNA methods have currently increased the amount of ancient human genomes. Therefore, it is potentially plausible to study the appearance, spread and envolutionary processes of certain phenotypes by analysing samples from different populations through time. I particularly started to focus on reviewing the evidence for selection on lactase-persistence-associated alleles. The project aims at assembling available data of European populations living in different periods of time in order to characterise the frequency of lactase persistence allele and the age of such allele. Furthermore, I am working on a collaboration to analyse samples of hominid cranial in order to comprehend mechanisms of evolution and geographic dispersal of early Homo.

Curriculum vitae

  • 2016- MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. thesis supervised by Dr. Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas. CMPG, University of Bern, Switzerland.
  • 2016. Interdisciplinary Master Program in Life Sciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, France. Declined.
  • 2015-2016. Research internship under the direction of Dr. Katja Nowick. Bioinformatics Department, University of Leipzig, Germany.
  • 2012-2016. Bachelor with honours in Genomic Sciences. National Autonomous University of Mexico, Cuernavaca, Mexico.