Thierry Voet, PhD
Former Group leader
This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.
This page is no longer being updated and is a historical record of Thierry Voet’s work at the Sanger Institute.
Thierry Voet focuses on developing methods that characterise the DNA and RNA in a single cell to enable the exploration of DNA-mutation, the genetic differences between cells in a person's body and the relation of this diversity to disease.
We are developing methods to determine all classes of genetic variants in the DNA of a single cell, as well as the RNA molecules the cell transcribes, using next-generation sequencing. We are applying our methods to study mutagenesis (the mechanism and rate of genetic mutation), somatic genetic heterogeneity (the degree of genetic difference between individual cells in a person’s body) and their effect on disease. Using our methods, we are probing for the extent, nature and biology of cellular heterogeneity in health and disease.
Professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium
Joint Faculty Member and Group-leader to the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Hinxton-Cambridge, UK)
Associate Professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium
Co-founder of the Sanger Institute-EBI Single-Cell Genomics Center
Associate Faculty Member and Group-leader to the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Hinxton-Cambridge, UK)
Visiting researcher in the Cancer Genome Project at the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Hinxton-Cambridge, UK)
Tenure Track docent at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (University of Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium)