Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Visiting Researcher



+44 (0)20 7594 3793m.fumagalli




N1.6MunroSilwood Park





I graduated in biomedical engineering from Politecnico di Milano - Italy (PhD, 2011). I then moved to UC Berkeley for a postdoc position with Professor Rasmus Nielsen funded by EMBO. In 2014 I returnd to Europe as a research fellow with Professor Francois Balloux at UCL funded by HFSP and jointly supervised by Professor Frances Brodsky with funding from NIH. I moved to Imperial College in 2016 and then became Lecturer (Assistant Professor, now tenured) at Silwood Park in 2017. In my research I use statistics and computer science to solve complex questions in human genetics and evolutionary biology. I am a strong advocate of open-source and open-access science. I often deliver outreach activities on human evolution at local communities and supervise secondary school pupils.



Mendoza-Revilla J, Chacon-Duque JC, Fuentes-Guajardo M, et al., 2022, Disentangling Signatures of Selection Before and After European Colonization in Latin Americans, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vol:39, ISSN:0737-4038

Mas-Sandoval A, Jin C, Fracassetti M, et al., 2022, ngsJulia: population genetic analysis of next-generation DNA sequencing data with Julia language, F1000research, Vol:11, Pages:126-126

Mas-Sandoval A, Pope NS, Nielsen KN, et al., 2022, Fast and accurate estimation of multidimensional site frequency spectra from low-coverage high-throughput sequencing data, Gigascience, Vol:11, ISSN:2047-217X

Soraggi S, Rhodes J, Altinkaya I, et al., 2021, HMMploidy: inference of ploidy levels from short-read sequencing data

Gower G, Picazo PI, Fumagalli M, et al., 2021, Detecting adaptive introgression in human evolution using convolutional neural networks, Elife, Vol:10, ISSN:2050-084X

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