Benjamin Lehne Benjamin Lehne
PhD student

Benjamin is a PhD student at the Bioinformatics Group at the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.


Educational Background

Since Nov 2007: PhD Student in Bioinformatics at KCL
2005 - 2007: Master's Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris/France)
2004 - 2005: Socrates Freemover (Biochemistry) at the University of Granada/Spain
2001 - 2004: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the Technical University of Munich/Germany

Bioinformatics of Disease Gene Networks

The purpose of my PhD is to analyse gene networks in S. cerevisiae and H. sapiens by the integration of large-scale biological datasets. This will include data on protein-protein interaction, gene expression, the localisation of transcription factors, RNAi screens, OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man), metabolic pathways and other data sources. Our aim is to store this data in a common database and explore its suitability for the prediction of functionally related genes. Furthermore we want to correlate these networks with SNP data derived from Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) which will hopefully lead to the identification of unknown disease-genes.

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