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Feilman Fellow; Program Head, Genetics and Rare Diseases

BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Available for supervision

Dr. Timo Lassmann became interested in bioinformatics while completing a bachelor degree in biotechnology at King's College London. He then obtained a Master degree in bioinformatics in Sheffield and his PhD in functional genomics at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. During this time he developed multiple sequence alignment tools to analyse protein and DNA sequences. The work lead to a series of 6 first author publications cited more than 870 times.

In 2006 he moved to the RIKEN Institute Japan, where he was able to apply his sequence analysis expertise to the first next generation sequencing (NGS) based datasets. Over the next years his team set up analysis pipelines, predominantly using in-house developed tools, to deal with ever increasing volumes and complexity of data. As a member of the Institute leadership team he also contributed to the scientifi c planning and coordination of the international Functional ANnotation of The Mammalian Genome (FANTOM) consortia. The work culminated in the coordinated publication of 3 manuscripts in Nature Genetics in 2009, two manuscripts in Nature in 2014 and a manuscript in Science in 2015. In parallel he contributed to the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project as a lead analyst.

In total Timo published 58 publications in peer reviewed journals, which are cited 12068 times with a h-index of 30 (as reported by google scholar).

His main research interests include sequence analysis, probabilistic modelling and large scale data integration using machine learning approaches.

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