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
Matthias Begemann received his undergraduate degree in biology from the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany and Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen. He later completed his thesis on human molecular genetics/epigenetics with a focus on imprinting disorders like Silver-Russel syndrome. He then completed his post-doctoral research at the Institute of Human Genetics, RWTH Aachen University Hospital.
In a recent webinar, Matthias provided insight into how his team leverages 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!