The Biology of Genomes (2008) with Richard Gibbs Interviewed by Chris Gunter

Dr. Richard Gibbs received a B.Sc. (Hons) in 1979 and a Ph.D. in Genetics and Radiation Biology in 1986 from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia. He subsequently moved to Houston as a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine to study the molecular basis of human-linked diseases and to develop technologies for rapid genetic analysis. During this period he also developed several fundamental technologies for nucleic acid analysis. In 1991 he joined the faculty at Baylor...

The Biology of Genomes (2008) with Kelly A. Frazer Interviewed by Jan Witkowski

Dr. Kelly A. Frazer is a Professor of Genome Molecular Experimental Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute and the Director of Genomic Biology in the Scripps Genomic Medicine Program. Her current research is focused on identifying and functionally characterizing human DNA variants underlying disease. Prior to joining Scripps in 2007, Dr. Frazer held the position of Vice President of Genomics at Perlingen Sciences, where she played a key role in the HapMap Phase II project, an...

The Biology of Genomes (2008) with Xavier Estivill Interviewed by Chris Gunter

Dr. Xavier Estivill is the Director of the Genes and Disease Programme of the Centre for Genomic Regulation, and a Professor of the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Dr Estivill gained his doctorate of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1987, and his PhD at the University of London in 1995, for his studies on the molecular genetics of cystic fibrosis. He has contributed to the identification and analysis of a large number of genes involved in monogenic diseases and to...

The Biology of Genomes (2008) with Peter Donnelly Interviewed by Jan Witkowski

Peter Donnelly, FRS, is an Australian mathematician and Professor of Statistical Science at the University of Oxford. He is a specialist in applied probability and has made important mathematical contributions to coalescent theory. His research group at Oxford has an international reputation for the development of statistial methodology to analyse genetic data. He is a fellow of St Anne's College and, with Frances Ashcroft and Kay Davies is a director of the Oxford Centre for Gene...

The Biology of Genomes (2008) with Michele Clamp Interviewed by Jan Witkowski

Michele Clamp has a first degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and then escaped to Manchester University for a PhD in experimental solid state physics. Another 3 years were blissfully spent in Manchester after transferring to the Biochemistry department for a post-doc developing novel molecular dynamics algorithms with Andy Brass. The return to the South could no longer be avoided when she joined Geoff Barton's group in October 95 ostensibly to work at the Wellcome Trust Centre...

The Biology of Genomes (2008) with Carlos D. Bustamante Interviewed by Orli Bahcall

Carlos D. Bustamante is a statistical population geneticist interested in human and primate evolution, impacts of domestication on genetic architecture, and medical applications of genomics technology. He received his Ph.D. (2001), M.S. (2001), and B.A. (1997) degrees from Harvard University where he was a Ph.D. student with Daniel L. Hartl. He was also post-doctoral fellow with Peter Donnelly at Oxford under the aegis of a Marshall-Sherfield Fellowship. Since 2002, he has been on the...

The Biology of Genomes (2008) with Leonardo Brizuela Interviewed by Andrea Anderson

Dr. Leonardo Brizuela conducted his graduate research in the laboratory of Dr. David Beach at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (1985-1988). His work on the cdc2 kinase and p13 in yeast, invertebrate marine organisms and vertebrate somatic cells resulted in important publications in the field of cell cycle regulation. He then worked on his postdoctoral fellowship at Merck Sharp and Dohme Research Labs (1989-1991) where he contributed to the understanding of the mechanism of action and...

The Biology of Genomes (2008) with Leif Andersson Interviewed by Jan Witkowski

The overall objective of Dr. Leif Andersson's group is to use a genomics approach to advance our understanding of the genetic basis for phenotypic variation. We are using domestic animals as our model organisms because domestication and animal breeding have caused major changes in many phenotypic traits. This gives a unique opportunity to unravel the genes underlying phenotypic variation. The research includes genetic studies of both monogenic traits, like inherited disorders and coat...