I am a Paediatrician Scientist and Group Leader working across Cellular Genetics and Cancer. I am broadly interested in the developmental origins of cancer, especially of childhood cancer. To that end we combine cutting single cell transcriptomics with cancer genomics.
The International Human Cell Atlas initiative aims to create comprehensive reference maps of all human cells—the fundamental units of life—as a basis for both understanding human health and diagnosing, monitoring, and treating disease.
The Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutation Programme seeks to provide leadership in data aggregation and informatics innovation, developing high-throughput cellular models of cancer for genome-wide functional screens and drug testing, and exploring basic scientific questions about the role somatic mutation plays in clonal evolution, ageing and development.
We explore the consequences of genome variation on human cell biology, and thus gene function in health and disease. We conduct large-scale systematic screens to discover the impact of naturally-occurring and engineered genome mutations in human iPS cells, their differentiated derivatives, and other cell types.
The Vento Lab uses genomics and computational tools to reconstruct immune environments. The main areas of focus are: Immunogenomics - Immune responses against infection, Reproductive atlas - Reconstructing dynamic maps of reproductive organs, and Cellular networks - Cell-cell communication