Daniel Sinnett

Affiliation : Université de Montréal
Organization : Centre de recherche - Hôpital Ste-Justine
E-mail : daniel.sinnett@umontreal.ca
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About Daniel Sinnett

Daniel Sinnett obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the Université de Montréal in 1991 for his research on the genetic basis of several X-linked diseases as well as on phenomena such as retroposition that influence complex genome structure and evolution. Then he went to the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Boston) for his postdoctoral training in Marc Lalande’s group studying the genetic basis of Angelman Syndrome, an imprinting disorder. In 1994, Daniel Sinnett established his molecular oncogenetics laboratory at the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, one of the largest paediatrics hospital in Canada. His group has made significant contributions in the understanding of genetic determinants of childhood leukemia both at the gene and at the genomic levels. Daniel Sinnett is also involved in a Génome-Québec/Genome Canada funded initiative to study genetic variation that affects gene regulation in the context of complex disease aetiology. The significance of Professor Sinnett’s research has been acknowledged by becoming the first holder of a Research Chair in Paediatrics Oncogenomics and by receiving a FRSQ national scientist scholar award. Daniel Sinnett is currently Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Biochemistry in the University of Montreal as well as a member of the Robert Cedergren Centre in Bioinformatics and Genomics.

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