Dr. Cazier Jean-baptiste

Dr. Cazier Jean-baptiste

Head of Statistical Genetics and Functional Genomics Analysis

Wellcome Trust Centre of Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX3 7BN

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Originally trained in Mathematics and Modelling at the university Joseph Fourier, France, I was able to work in various domains from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, to Lund University, Sweden, where I go my PhD until I reached the area of Human Genetics in 2000. I got the chance to learn this fast-evolving field in an academic spirit of research and excellence at deCode Genetics, Iceland. I then moved to the UK to join the department of BioInformatics and BioStatistics at Cancer Research UK, working alongside experts in most aspects of BioInformatics and BioStatistics. Furthermore, I got the opportunity to collaborate with many scientists and clinicians on subjects as diverse as Genome-Wide Association, Copy Number Variations or High-throughput Sequencing being a senior fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. I finally joined the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford in 2008.

Academic positions:

Head of Statistical Genetics and Functional Genomics Analysis at the WTCHG, University of Oxford

Research interests:

o Cancer Genomics: Germline and Tumour samples analysis and tool development using High-Throughput Sequencing and Genotyping techniques to identify, and follow, the evolution of mutations, Copy Number changes and Structural Variations, o Immunological, Cancer and rare Mendelian life threatening disorders: private and somatic mutations discovery via Whole Genome deep Next Generation Sequencing, o Population Genetics, Stratification and Evolution: Linkage, Genome-Wide Association Studies and Admixture mapping, o Systems Biology: Expertise in Genomics, Transcriptomics and Metabonomics to derive integrated frameworks and Pathway analysis.

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral and WebmedCentral plus:

It is a timely idea to make the review process more open