Yuval ITAN

Nationality Israeli
Year of selection2011
InstitutionThe Rockefeller University
CountryUnited States
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

120 000 €


2 years

Why do some people get sicker than others?

Within close human groups, catching a disease or not and the severity of the disease mostly depends on one’s own genetic background. Dr. Yuval Itan wishes to unveil genetic predisposition to infectious diseases, individually and on a population-wide scale. He enquires to automate the identification of disease-favoring genes, to ultimately provide a wide array of computational tools for the diagnosis of genetic errors of the immune system, on the individual and population levels.

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