Jorge Ferrer, Imperial College London, UK
Professor Ferrer is chair in Genetics and Medicine, Head of the Section of Epigenomics and Disease, and Theme Leader for Genetics and Genomics in the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre. He is also a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator. He received his medical degree and trained in Endocrinology in the University of Barcelona School of Medicine. He subsequently trained in genetics and transcriptional regulation in Washington University and Harvard University before returning to Barcelona in 1997. There he established a research team within Institut d’Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer and CIBERDEM, a Spanish diabetes research network. He recently moved to Imperial College London where he has established a laboratory based at Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine. Professor Ferrer is interested in understanding genome regulation of pancreatic beta cells and its implications for human diabetes. His team has combined genetic model systems and advanced genomics to address key questions in human beta cell biology, regeneration, and disease.
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