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.



Korfmann K, Gaggiotti OE, Fumagalli M, 2023, Deep Learning in Population Genetics, Genome Biology and Evolution, Vol:15, ISSN:1759-6653

Korfmann K, Sellinger T, Freund F, et al., 2022, Simultaneous Inference of Past Demography and Selection from the Ancestral Recombination Graph under the Beta Coalescent

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

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

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