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Advisory Board and Editors Medical Genetics

Jason David Barbour

Dr. Barbour directs the Immunology and Genetics Laboratory, University of Hawaii Medical School. His focus is immunologic and genetic basis for elevated immune inflammation during HIV infection, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Barbour holds a PhD in Bioinformatics from UCSF, and served as Associate Professor at UCSF until his recruitment to Hawaii in 2011. Dr. Barbour's laboratory uses functional, high dimensional flow cytometry, and next generation sequencing and bioinformatic tools.

Frank Emmert-Streib

Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Center for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast. Head of the Computational Biology and Machine Learning Laboratory.

D. Gareth Evans

Has published 484 peer reviewed research publications; 182 as first or senior author, with over 100 on neurofibromatosis. Lead a successful bid for a Nationally funded NF2 service (_7.5 million pa) that started in 2010 and is involved in the national complex NF1 service

Lars Feuk

Associate Professor of Genomics at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University. Co-founder and curator of the Database of Genomic Variants. Recipient of the ERC Starting Grant.

Horst Hameister

Former professor of Human Genetics at the Medical Faculty of the University Ulm, Germany. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Chromosome Research. Present: M.D. and genetic councellor at genetikum, Neu-Ulm, Germany.

Naomichi Matsumoto

Professor of Human Genetics at Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine. Head of the Human Genetics Department. Associate Editor of Journal of Human Genetics. Recipient of the 2003 Japanese Society of Human Genetics Young Investigator Award and the 2012 Japanese Society of Human Genetics Award.

Asher Ornoy

Professor of Anatomy, Embryology and Teratology , Medical Neurobiology, IMRIC. Director, Laboratory of Teratology. Head of the Dept. of Child Development and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Health (Israel).

Daniel Pomp

Professor of Genetics and Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill. Member of the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Co-Founder of GeneSeek, the world's largest animal agricultural genotyping provider. Recipient of the 2012 Governor's Bioscience award (Bio Nebraska).

Iris Schrijver

Stanford University

Iris Schrijver, M.D. holds specialty certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Pathology. She directs the diagnostic Molecular Pathology laboratory at Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Her research interests include the genetic basis and genotype-phenotype correlations in cystic fibrosis and hereditary hearing loss, and the development and application of diagnostic innovations.

Charles E. Schwartz

Director of Research, Greenwood Genetic Center; Adjunct Professor of Biology, University of South Carolina; Adjunct Professor, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University; Director, American Board of Medical Genetics, 2006-2011 and President 2009; Robert Guthrie Award for Advances in Biochemical and Molecular Genetics, 2003.

Monika Stoll

Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at the Medical Faculty and Director of the Leibniz-Institute for Arteriosclerosis Research at the University of Muenster, Germany. Former Associate Editor of Physiological Genomics, Academic Editor of PLoS ONE. Main research interests: Genetics of complex disease traits, in particular cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases; comparative genomics, evolutionary medicine.

I. Karen Temple

Prof of Medical Genetics, Deputy Director of Human Development and Health in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. Clinical Consultant at the Wessex Clinical Genetics Service, University Hospital Southampton. Former President of the Clinical Genetics Society.