Our Collab Network members are not only experts within their own domain but educators with the research community. Learn more about the discoveries and findings our collaborators are achieving with IDT.
The future of personalized genomics
Manja Meggendorfer is the Head of Molecular Genetics at Munich Leukemia Laboratory (MLL), where she oversees various R&D activities such as the 5,000 genome project, which is aimed at better understanding the genetic factors behind leukemia. She received her Master of Science in Biology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and her PhD. in collaboration with the Helmholtz Center Munich working on gene regulation within the architecture of the cell nucleus. After her post-doctorate, she moved to the field of hematology as a scientist in the department of molecular genetics at MLL. In combination with her MBA in Health Care Management, Manja hopes to improve the diagnostic and prognostic work associated with routine diagnostic approaches for leukemia or lymphoma patients.
Unravelling the causes of rare diseases
Florian Kraft has held two post-doctoral positions, one at the Institute of Immunology Jena, where he investigated mast cell signaling, and the other at the Institute of Human Genetics Aachen, where he is studying the molecular cause of rare inherited diseases through WES, WGS, nanopore sequencing, and basic molecular techniques. Prior to these roles, Florian studied biochemistry and molecular biology at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and completed his thesis and PhD on cancer genetics at the Institute of Human Genetics Jena.
In a recent webinar, Florian provides insight into how his team is leveraging the power of whole exome sequencing to address some of the world’s toughest challenges with regards to rare diseases. Click on the link below to learn more about his work!