Robin Hofmeister

Robin has been trained as a biologist at the University of Lausanne and specialised in bioinformatics during his Master’s degree in the research group of Ana Marques. His research during this period centred around unraveling the causal connections between lincRNAs and protein-coding genes within the context of breast cancer. He then continued his training with a doctorate under the direction of Olivier Delaneau, which he successfully completed in June 2023.
Throughout his doctoral studies, Robin concentrated on refining techniques for leveraging haplotype data within large cohort of individuals, such as the UK Biobank that regroups genetic and phenotypic information for around half a million individuals. He notably dedicated his efforts to enhancing the accuracy of haplotype estimation methods for whole-genome sequencing data. Furthermore, he developed an innovative approach for determining the ancestral origin of these haplotype estimates, utilising information from distant relatives.

In July 2023, Robin transitioned to the SGG group under the supervision of Zoltán Kutalik. In this new role, his aims include deciphering the phenotypic consequences associated with alleles that are not transmitted by parents.