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Prof. Stephen Scherer

Stephen Scherer
Director of the McLaughlin Centre and Centre for Applied Genomics
Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto,
Prof. Stephen Scherer is known for his contributions to discovering the phenomena of global copy number variation (CNVs) of DNA and genes as the most abundant type of genetic variation in the human genome. He won numerous honors such as the 2004 Steacie Prize in the Natural Sciences, an International Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship, Canada's Top 40 under 40 Award, and the 2008 Premier Summit Award for Medical Research.
Currently, he is the Director of the McLaughlin Centre and The Centre for Applied Genomics and also holds the GlaxoSmithKline-Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Genome Sciences at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto.
Prof. Scherer graduated with Ph.D. Molecular and Medical Genetics from at the University of Toronto, Canada. He also has an Honorary Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) from University of Windsor. His numerous research interests include understanding the composition of the human genome for studies of genetic disease. Some of his recent work characterizes structural and copy number variation in the human genome, and examines the role genetics has in autism spectrum disorder.
Prof. Stephen Scherer has published over 350 manuscripts and 12 book chapters. He has 6 completed patents and 17 IN-Progress patents under his name. The professor had also been invited to more than 270 presentations and chairs in 22 countries.
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