Eleftheria Zeggini will speak about the lessons she learned from a career in Team Science. It will be followed by an interactive session where participants will have the opportunity to discuss/debate on Team Science together with Eleftheria. She will also be available for a private/personal question round from 4 - 4:30 pm.
Eleftheria obtained a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Immunogenetics of Juvenile Arthritis from the University of Manchester. Following a statistical genetics post doc at the Centre for Integrated Genomic and Medical Research in Manchester, she moved to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford to undertake a post doc in type 2 diabetes research. In 2008, she joined the Wellcome Sanger Institute Human Genetics Faculty where she built a programme of work to advance analytical genomics of complex traits. In 2018, she moved to the Helmholtz Center Munich as founding Director of the Institute of Translational Genomics and since May 2020 holds the TUM Liesel Beckmann Distinguished Professorship at the Technical University Munich School of Medicine. Her research leverages big biomedical data and aims to translate insights from genomics into mechanisms of disease development and progression, shortening the path to translation and empowering precision medicine.