Quantitative genetics of complex traits group
We are a group of interdisciplinary scientists from all fields, including biologists, engineers, physicists and mathematicians. We have one thing in common: our desire to understand how our genotype leads to our phenotype.
We investigate how our genes make some of us more susceptible to certain diseases and characteristics than others. We work with "big data" techniques, taking a large number of patients and controls (people without disease) and investigating their genomes to find clues into these connections. In the long term this research could be used to predict what diseases individuals are prone to and what age they are likely to develop them. With this information better drugs and preventative treatments could be developed, thus reaching the ultimate goal: precision medicine!
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