Team Leader, Genome Analysis
Daniel Zerbino leads the Genome Analysis team, which focuses on the functional annotation of sequence variants and non-genic regions. Daniel completed his PhD at EMBL-EBI, studying de novo assembly of next-generation sequencing data, and developed the Velvet assembler. After a postdoc at the University of California Santa Cruz analysing RNA-Seq data and studying the mathematics of sequence rearrangements, he returned to EMBL-EBI to lead Ensembl Regulation before leading the Genome Analysis team. Daniel's background is in mathematics and computer engineering, and he holds a joint degree from the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines in France.
zerbino [at] ebi.ac.uk
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5350-3056
Tel:+44 (0)1223 494 130 / Fax:+44 (0)1223 494 468
The Genome Analysis team focuses on phenotypic changes, at molecular and organism levels, that are caused by the genome and its variants. This includes the functional annotation of non-coding variants, a field which we have only started to investigate but which will likely help advance a large number of genetic association studies.