What we do

In the Host-Pathogen Genomics Group, we explore the genetic roots of inter-individual differences in response to infections, with a particular focus on the genomic interactions between pathogens and their human hosts. At the crossroads between basic science and the clinical world, we are committed to translational genomic research, aimed at identifying, validating and bringing to clinical use genetic markers of susceptibility to infectious diseases – e.g. host genomics of HIV infection, joint analyses of interactions between human and viral genomes, and exome sequencing on patients with extreme infectious disease phenotypes.

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Main publications 2021

  • Rüeger S et al.
    The influence of human genetic variation on Epstein-Barr virus sequence diversity
    Sci Rep, 10.1038/s41598-021-84070-7
  • Froelicher D et al.
    Truly privacy-preserving federated analytics for precision medicine with multiparty homomorphic encryption
    Nat Commun, 10.1038/s41467-021-25972-y
  • McLaren P J & Fellay J
    HIV-1 and human genetic variation
    Nat Rev Genet, 10.1038/s41576-021-00378-0