Zoltán Kutalik – Laureate of the 2008 SIB Early Career Bioinformatician Award
Zoltán Kutalik was the first laureate to receive the SIB Early Career Bioinformatician Award in 2008 for his post-doctoral work in the team of SIB Group Leader Sven Bergmann at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Zoltán received the Award for his work on the “Development of a computational tool which may eventually allow scientists to predict the sensitivity of different patients to a range of drugs”.
More than ten years later, Zoltán has become an Associate Professor at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP) at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Exeter, UK. He is successfully leading his own group developing statistical methods to decipher the genetic architecture of complex human traits. You can find out more about Zoltán and his work by visiting the Statistical Genetics Group webpage, or by following him (@zkutalik) on Twitter.
Any words for the future generation of bioinformaticians?
You guys couldn't have been born at a better time! The bio- and computer technology is developing at a revolutionary pace. Tons of high-quality data is within easy reach for everyone. Find your passion and don't be shy to change your interest. You will advance bioinformatics far more than the previous generations could!