Relevance of population genomics in the search for genetic variants involved in clinical phenotypes

Francesc Calafell

Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (IBE-CSIC-UPF)

Host: Rafael de Cid (DiseaseGenomics-GCATlab)

Date and time: | 12:00 h

Venue: PMPPC IGTP Mountain Building

CV : Francesc Calafell (Manresa, Catalonia, 1966) obtained his B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Barcelona in 1989 and his Ph.D. also at University of Barcelona under the supervision of Jaume Bertranpetit. He was a postdoc at the University of Turin in 1995, and at Yale University during 1996 and 1997. He moved back to University of Barcelona, and then to the Pompeu Fabra University in 1998, where he is a professor titular. He has coauthored over 170 papers, mostly in population genetics. From 2005 to 2008 he was a vicedean at the Health and Life Sciences School, UPF. In 2009 he was awarded the Prize for Outstanding Teaching by the Social Council of the UPF, and in 2010 the Icrea Acadèmia Prize. He is currently affiliated with the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF))