What we do

Our group has a strong interest in population genomics and genetics of complex traits. We use various methodologies to understand the role of genetic variation in phenotypic variation and what fraction of genetic variation is harboured within functional elements of the human genome. Our main focus is on genome-wide analysis of gene expression and cellular phenotypes and their association with nucleotide variation. We attempt to detect functional genetic variation in regulatory elements and then use functional variation and accurately measured gene expression variation to bridge the genotype with disease phenotypes in association studies.

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University geneva

Emmanouil (Manolis) Dermitzakis
Genomics of Complex Traits Group
University of Geneva
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Domain(s) of activity:

  • Genes and genomes
  • Systems biology
  • Comparative genomics
  • Epigenetics
  • Functional genomics
  • GWAS
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Oncology
  • Population genetics
  • Transcriptomics

Domain(s) of application:

  • Medicine and health