Professor Guillaume lettre will be a guest speaker at Journée Phare 2017!

The Journée Phare 2017 organizing committee is very pleased to announce that we will be welcoming Professor Guillaume Lettre as a guest speaker this fall, at the 9th edition of Journée Phare!

Guillaume Lettre is a professor at the Université de Montréal and a member of the Montreal Cardiology Institute, where he investigates the genetics of complex traits and pathologies, with a particular focus on cardiovascular diseases. His team uses sophisticated genotyping and DNA sequencing tools, as well as statistics and bioinformatics, in order to identify genetic polymorphisms that influence the risk of cardiovascular and hematology disorders. Armed with an expertise in complex trait genetics, gained during a postdoctoral fellowship at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor Lettre rallied over 300 researchers during a three-year period to contribute to a study recently published in Nature investigating the genetic bases of human height. Professor Lettre also holds a Canada Research Chair in Complex Trait Genetics.


The Journée Phare 2017 Organizing Committee