Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: ISSN: 2157-7412

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David Neil Cooper

David Neil Cooper

David Neil Cooper
Professor, Department of Human Molecular Genetics, Institute of Medical Genetics
´╗┐Cardiff University, UK

Biography

David N. Cooper is Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at Cardiff University. He obtained his PhD in molecular biology from Edinburgh University in 1983. Having worked on the molecular genetics of inherited disorders of thrombosis and haemostasis at the University of London, he took up his present position in 1995. His research interests are largely focused upon elucidating the mechanisms of mutagenesis underlying human genetic disease, but include genotype–phenotype relationships in various inherited conditions, as well as human evolutionary and population genetics. He has published over 350 papers in the field of human molecular genetics and has co-authored or co-edited a number of books including Human Gene Mutation (1993), Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome (2003), Molecular Genetics of Lung Cancer (2005), Handbook of Human Molecular Evolution (2008) and Copy Number Variation and Disease (2009). He curates the Human Gene Mutation Database (http://www.hgmd.org), a comprehensive database of mutations causing human inherited disease, which is marketed internationally through a commercial partner, BIOBASE GmbH. Professor Cooper is European Editor of Human Genetics and Editor of the Genetics & Disease section of Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. He is also a member of several Editorial Boards including Journal of Medical Genetics and Human Mutation.

Research Interest

His research interests are largely focused upon elucidating the mechanisms of mutagenesis underlying human genetic disease, but include genotype–phenotype relationships in various inherited conditions, as well as human evolutionary and population genetics.

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