2013 Award Winner Ben Lehner
Appointment at time of winning the Award
ICREA Research Professor, EMBL-CRG Systems Biology Unit Centre for Genomic Regulation Barcelona, Spain
The Genetics and Biology of Individuals
Individual patients do not want to know the possible outcomes of mutations that they carry; they want to know what will actually happen to them. We use model organisms (yeast, worms and tumours) to understand when you can, and why you often cannot, accurately predict the characteristics of individuals from their genome sequences alone.