"Contribution of non-coding DNA variation to complex traits and cancer"
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Please join Professors Andrew Allen (Biostatistics and Bioinformatics), Greg Wray (Biology) and Nico Katsanis (Center for Human Disease Modeling) in welcoming Professor Manolis Dermitzakis, Director of the Health 2030 Genome Center and Professor of Genetics in the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the University of Geneva Medical School on Monday, November 27th from 12:00 to 1:00pm. Professor Dermitzakis is a member of the Executive Boards of Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and the Institute of Genetics and Genomics in Geneva (iGE3), a member of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and is also an affiliated Faculty member at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens in Greece. He obtained his B.Sc. in 1995 and M.Sc. in 1997 in Biology from the University of Crete (Greece) and his PhD in 2001 from the Pennsylvania State University in the USA, studying the evolutionary biology and population genetics of regulatory DNA in mammals and Drosophila. His post-doctoral work was at the University of Geneva Medical School, focusing on comparative genome analysis and the functional characterization of conserved non-genic elements. He was an Investigator and Senior Investigator in 2014 at the