Jan Korbel, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator and Senior Scientist
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany.
Holding a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Jan Korbel performed his Postdoc at Yale University where he co-developed the paired-end mapping methodology for characterizing genomic structural variation by next-generation sequencing. With expertise in Human Genetics and Computational Biology, Jan is particularly interested in understanding determinants of genomic DNA rearrangement formation and selection, for example in the context of enhancer hijacking or catastrophic DNA alterations (chromothripsis). He has a leading role in the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Initiative, and was elected into the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2015, and into the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) in 2016.