Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 11:00 in auditorium A (Lacroix)
Lecture given by Professor Eric LANDER
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA
Eric Lander is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a community of around 3,000 scientists and physicians using genomics to better understand and treat human disease. A geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician, Prof. Lander was one of the principal leaders of the international Human Genome Project from 1990 to 2003. With his colleagues, Prof. Lander has developed and applied methods for discovering the molecular basis of rare genetic diseases, common diseases, and cancer. He has done pioneering work on genetic variation, population history, evolutionary forces, regulatory elements, long non-coding RNAs, three-dimensional folding of the human genome, and methods to systematically identify the genes essential for biological processes.
A professor of biology at MIT and professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, Prof. Lander is also committed to training a new generation of scientists to fulfill the promise of genomic insights to benefit human health.
Prof. Sophie Lucas
de Duve Institute