Track 2 | From genes to organisms | University Medical Center Groningen, NL
Professor Franke is a statistical geneticist working on the development and application of computational algorithms to functional genomics datasets. After his graduation at the University of Utrecht, he took up concurrent post-doc positions at the Queen Mary University, London, and at the University Medical Centre Groningen. His research targets the development and application of computational algorithms to functional genomics datasets.
Currently, his group is concentrating on integrating multi-omics datasets, such as conducting large-scale trans-QTL meta-analyses in >30,000 samples, in conjunction with single-cell RNA-seq data to identify likely causal genes for diseases that might be targetable by drugs, and to help develop computational strategies to increase the diagnostic yield in clinical genetics, by integrating RNA-seq, whole-genome sequencing data, and gene function prediction.