Jan Korbel is a Group Leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). With expertise in Human Genetics and Computational Biology, Jan is particularly interested in understanding determinants of genomic DNA rearrangement formation and selection, for example in the context of enhancer hijacking or catastrophic DNA alterations (chromothripsis). Jan has a leading role in the 1000 Genomes Project and the ICGC / TCGA Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Initiative. He was listed as one of the „40 under 40“ of the journal “Cell” and recently elected as a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina at an unusual young age.
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