Oliver Vugrek

Laboratory for Advanced Genomics at RBI

Ph.D., Laboratory for Advanced Genomics at RBI, Rudjer Boskovic Institute Oliver Vugrek graduated in Biology at the Albert Einstein University of Ulm in 1992, and researched for a PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Cellbiology, presenting his thesis in November 1995 at the Karl Ruprechts University of Heidelberg, Germany. In 1996 he was granted a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Australian National University in Canberra. After his postdoc term he was employed as assistant at the RuđerBošković Institute (RBI) in 1999. From 2012 to 2015 he was appointed Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine. He is highly familiar with recombinant DNA technology, and new technologies such as microarrays, and next-generation sequencing. Throughout his research he participated in the discovery of a new metabolic disease in human, S-Adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase (SAHH) deficiency. A major achievement so far is leading FP7 project InnoMol, the largest project ever conducted in Croatia in Natural Sciences thus helping to introduce new technologies and valuable infrastructure in several life science departments at RBI. Subsequently, he has assembled a State-of-the-Art operational Next-Generation-Sequencing facility bringing genomics research at RBI to a new level. At present moment he is leading the Laboratory for Advanced Genomics at RBI.

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