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Lars Steinmetz

Lars Steinmetz
Dr Lars Steinmetz studied molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University and conducted his Ph.D. research on genome-wide approaches to study gene function and natural phenotypic diversity with Ron Davis at Stanford University. After a brief period of postdoctoral research at the Stanford Genome Technology Center, where he worked on functional genomic technology development, he moved back to Europe in 2003, where he started his own group at the EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany. Research in his lab is focused on applying functional genomic approaches and high-throughput methods to study complex traits, transcription and mitochondria at a systems level. Since2009, he has been Joint Head of the Genome Biology Unit at EMBL and since 2003, he has maintained a research group at the Stanford Genome Technology Center in California, where his research focuses on decreasing the cost and increasing the throughput of functional genomics technologies for systems biology. In addition to his position at EMBL, he is currently Acting Professor of Genetics at Stanford University. He is a consultant and scientific advisory board member for several leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and has been an ERC Advanced Investigator since 2011.