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Research group


Genetic Mapping Group

Academic Unit: Faculty of Medicine

Colombian Ministry of Science








Natural sciences


Biological sciences

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Strategic Focus

Our mission is to contribute with quality to the education of undergraduate and graduate students in the genetics field. Also, our mission is to develop research projects with efficiency, effectiveness and in the schedules established in the proposals themselves.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Simple Inheritance.
  • Complex inheritance.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality Reduce inequalities

Group Coordinator

Nicolas Guillermo Pineda Trujillo MSc, PhD


PhD in Genetics

University College of London, England.

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Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • Columbia University, United States of America.
  • Institute for Genomic Medicine - Columbia University, United States of America.
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.


Newcastle University, England.

PEDIACIENCAS Group - Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia.

Notable Projects


On one hand, we have managed to document the existence of comorbidities related to epilepsy. In fact, we are evaluating whether these are actually pleotropic manifestations of the same epileptic seizures. Additionally, we have identified that the genetic variants that contribute to the susceptibility to develop epilepsy are not equal to those reported in other population groups around the world. On the other hand, we have identified that the patterns of genetic mixing of Colombian children with type 1 diabetes mellitus will help identify the genetic architecture of this disease in our population. We have also identified a new gene related to this disease, which has only been seen for our population thus far.

Main Research Results

  • Differential clinical features in Colombian patients with Rolandic Epilepsy and suggestion of no association with GRINZA, RBFOX1 or RBFOX3 gene variants. J Child Neurol, 2020; Submitted
  • Sleepwalking and Sleep Paralysis: Prevalence in Colombian Families With Genetic Generalized Epilepsy. J Child - Neurol. DOI: 10.1177/0883073819842422
  • A non-coding RNASEH1 gene variant associates with type 1 diabetes and interacts with HLA tagSNPs in families from Colombia. DOI: 10.1111/pedi.13057
  • Type 1 diabetes loci display a variety of native American and African ancestries in diseased individuals from Northwest Colombia. DOI: 10.4239/wjd.v10.i11.534

Research Portafolio

We contribute to the mission of teaching and doing scientific research.

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