P. J. Oefner
P. J. Oefner started his scientific career in 1984 while earning a medical doctorate from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In 1993, he was awarded a Senior Fulbright Scholarship and was appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics at Stanford University, USA. From 1999 until 2005, he was the Associate Director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center, before being appointed as a Full Professor and Chair of the Institute of Functional Genomics at the University of Regensburg, Germany, where he also serves as the Vice Dean of the School of Medicine. He is a Communicating Editor for Human Mutation (since 2001), an Associate Editor for Genetics (since 2002), and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Capillary Electrophoresis (1994–2003), BioTechniques (since 2001), Electrophoresis (since 2006), and most recently Human Genomics and Proteomics (since 2008). He has (co-)chaired a dozen of international scientific meetings on genomics, proteomics, and systems biology, has published more than 170 original papers and reviews, and holds five US patents including one on denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography that has been marketed worldwide for the detection of genetic variants in medical, microbial, plant, population, and forensic genetics. His current research interests include the systematic analysis and modeling of cellular responses to genetic and environmental stimuli and their dysregulation in disease as well as the study of familial breast and ovarian cancer.
Biography Updated on 10 January 2011