Genome-wide investigation of inborn errors of immunity to human infectious diseases on the individual and population levels

Yuval itan

Nationality Israeli

Year of selection 2011

Institution The Rockefeller University

Country United States

Risk Health

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2 years

120000 €

Why do some people get sicker than others?

Within close human groups, catching a disease or not and the severity of the disease mostly depends on one’s own genetic background. Dr. Yuval Itan wishes to unveil genetic predisposition to infectious diseases, individually and on a population-wide scale. He enquires to automate the identification of disease-favoring genes, to ultimately provide a wide array of computational tools for the diagnosis of genetic errors of the immune system, on the individual and population levels.

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