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Dr. Telenti is Professor at The Scripps Research Institute in the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology in La Jolla, CA. His research covers host-pathogen genomics with an emphasis on the development of new data analytics and data representation through public online browsers. Dr. Telenti worked extensively on the genetics of drug resistance in tuberculosis and HIV, the pharmacogenetics of HIV drug treatment, and on the genetics of human susceptibility to HIV infection and disease progression. More recently, his work focused on large scale human genome studies where he led the study of the first 10,000 human genomes that underwent deep sequencing (Telenti et al. PNAS 2016), as well as key studies on the essentiality of coding and non-coding genome elements (Bartha et al. PLoS Comp Biol 2015, Bartha et al. Nat Rev Genet 2018, di Iulio et al. Nat Genet 2018).

His lab also contributed approaches for the integration of genomic and other data modalities, in particular metabolome and microbiome (Long et al. Nat Genet 2017, Moustafa et al. PLoS Pathogens 2017, Cirulli et al. Cell Metab 2018). Dr. Telenti’s approach to machine and deep learning tools for genomics was published recently (Zou et al. Nat Genet 2018). Amalio Telenti completed his medical training at the Mayo Clinic (MD), and received a doctorate in microbial genetics (PhD). He is a recipient of the Cloetta Award of Switzerland and member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.

Amalio Telenti

The Scripps Research Insitute, United States

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