Niels Tommerup – University of Copenhagen

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Human Genome Variation – A key cornerstone of precision medicine

Niels Tommerup

Dr. med., Professor

University of Copenhagen
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Blegdamsvej 3
DK-2200 Copenhagen

Niels Tommerup is Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Copenhagen since 1994. In 2001, he was funded by a prestigious grant from The Danish National Research Foundation (Grundforskningsfonden) to establish Wilhelm Johannsen Centre for Functional Genome Research, as a Centre-of-Excellence at the University of Copenhagen.

His research group focus on the use of rare chromosomal rearrangements in patients with genetic disorders to identify new links between genes and diseases, and between the functional 3D-organisation of the human genome and diseases. As part of this focus, he established in 2014 the International Breakpoint Mapping Consortium, with participation of more than 160 laboratories world-wide. He has been Board Member of both National and International genetic societies, including  European member (1996-2006) and Chair (2001-2006) of the International Standing Committee on Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature (ISCN).