Omar El Garwany

PhD Student

I am a PhD student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, with a medical background. After obtaining my medical degree at Suez Canal University in Egypt, I moved to the Netherlands to do my Master's in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. During my Master's, I worked on mapping eQTLs and fine-mapping causal variants of Coeliac disease using Mendelian Randomisation methods.Currently, my main focus is on understanding the functional consequences of genetic variation, with a more recently developed interest in autoimmune diseases. In particular, I integrate genotype, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and other type of molecular dataset to understand the downstream consequences of genetic variation.

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New paper out today: what human "knockouts" can - and can't - tell us about picking the best drug targets, based on analyzing variation in the DNA of 141,456 people https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2267-z

All Cambridge University's lectures are going to be online next year. It would be wonderful if they were made publicly available in perpetuity: does anyone know whether the university has an enlightened policy on that?