12/03/2014 - 12:00 - Auditori PRBB

The impact of inherited and somatic mutations

Scientific sessions, CRG Group Leader Seminars

Ben Lehner

Genetic Systems Group, Systems Biology Programme, CRG

Ben Lehner is an ICREA Professor and junior group leader in the EMBL-CRG Systems Biology Program. He has a BA and PhD from Cambridge and was a postdoc at the Sanger Institute. His lab studies the causes of phenotypic variation amongst individuals, including the distribution and effects of genetic variation, somatic mutations and epigenetic differences (stochastic/environmental effects).

In this seminar, he will present their recent work on how inherited genetic variation influences dynamic processes and on how synonymous somatic mutations are important in cancer.