Networks in the Life Sciences – Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology
14th EMBL PhD Symposium

25th–27th October 2012

Speaker: Dr. Ben Lehner

  • CRG (Centre for Genomic Regulation), Systems Biology Unit, Barcelona


Ben Lehner ICREA research professor and group leader at the EMBL-CRG Research Unit in Systems Biology at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Ben Lehner’s interests lie in studying the evolution of genetic systems. Research interests include identifying, understanding and predicting the link between genetic variations and phenotypic variations, both at the scale of populations and individuals.

Talk: The biology of individuals

To what extent is it possible to predict the phenotypic differences among individuals from their completely sequenced genomes? We use model organisms (yeast, worms) to understand when you can, and why you cannot, predict the biology of an individual from their genome sequence.