Professor, University of Geneva Medical School
Director, Health 2030 Genome Center
“Molecular QTLs in 3D: implications for complex disease and cancer”
Monday, November 13, 2017
Lahey Room, 5th Floor, Countway Library, HMS
Pizza lunch will be provided (available at 1:00pm)
Molecular phenotypes inform us about genetic and environmental effects on cellular and tissue state. The elucidation of the genetic basis of gene expression and other cellular phenotypes is highly informative for the impact of genetic variants in the cell and the subsequent consequences in the organism. In this talk I will discuss recent advances in key areas of the analysis and integration of the genomics of gene expression, chromatin and cellular phenotypes in human populations and multiple tissues from various cohorts including the GTEx consortium and how this assists in the interpretation of regulatory networks and human disease variants. I will also discuss how these recent advances are informing us about the impact of regulatory variation in cancer.