Human genetic variation plays a key role in determining individual outcomes after exposure to infectious agents.
The mission of our laboratory is to contribute to a better understanding of inter-individual differences in response to infections, using a range of contemporary genomic tools. Approaches include genome-wide genotyping and association analysis, exome/genome sequencing and transcriptomics.
Jacques Fellay is a medical scientist with expertise in infectious diseases and human genomics. He obtained his MD from the University of Lausanne in 2002 and his PhD from University of Utrecht. After a clinical training in infectious diseases in Switzerland and a 4-years postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University, he joined the EPFL in April 2011 with an SNF Professorship.
On top of his EPFL affiliation, Jacques is also Head of Precision Medicine at the University Hospital (CHUV) in Lausanne, Group Leader at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and Co-director of the Health2030 Genome Center at Campus Biotech in Geneva.