Nicholas Schork, J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla (USA)
Professor and Director, Human Biology, at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI).
Dr. Schork is Professor and Director, Human Biology, at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix and an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Diego.
Prior to his position at the JCVI, Dr. Schork was a Professor, Molecular and Experimental Medicine, at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Director of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics for the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). Dr. Schork has also held faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Harvard University.
Between 1999 and 2000 Dr. Schork took a leave of absence from CWRU to conduct research as the Vice President of Statistical Genomics at the French Biotechnology company, Genset, where he helped guide efforts to construct the first high-density map of the human genome. He has published over 500 articles in the area of the genetic dissection of complex phenotypes. These articles include both methodological and applied studies.
He also has a long history of collaborative and consortium-related research in which he has contributed analysis methodology and applied data analysis expertise. Dr. Schork has a number of patents associated with genetic analysis methodology, been involved with more than 10 start-up companies, and has mentored over 75 students and post-doctoral fellows.
He became a member of the Telethon Scientific Committee in 2015.