The joint appointment represents Human Technopole’s strategic approach to develop dual research programmes in Population and Medical Genomics and Functional Genomics.
Nicole Soranzo is one of the world’s leading experts in human genetics and her research activity focuses on the application of large-scale genomic analysis to identify genetic variations associated with the onset of diseases. She currently holds the prestigious positions of Senior Group Leader in Human Genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Cambridge Clinical School.
Piero Carninci is one of the main experts on the molecular functioning of DNA and RNA. He is currently Team Leader of the Laboratory for Transcriptome Technology and Deputy Director of the RIKEN Centre for Integrative Medical Sciences in Yokohama (Japan). He has been collaborating with Human Technopole for the past year as an Advisor to the Research Centre. His activity at HT will be directed towards research on the mechanisms which govern gene expression on how heritable genetic information is translated into phenotypic traits.
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