Honorary doctorate 2019: Professor Mark Joseph Daly

Mark Daly is considered a pioneer in the field of human genetics and is amongst the most cited scientists in the field, and one of the top 100 most cited scientists of all time. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, USA in 2017. He helped develop the genetic model by which linkage disequilibrium could be used to map the haplotype structure of the human genome; a key step in the early phases of the Human Genome Project. In addition, he has developed statistical methods to find associations between genes and disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, autism, and schizophrenia.

Mark Daly is a key collaborator in the national iPSYCH project on integrative psychiatric research, which is anchored at the Department of Biomedicine, Health, Aarhus University. Mark has been instrumental for the accomplishments of iPSYCH, particularly in relation to the genetic studies conducted in the iPSYCH cohort. Mark and his team has been responsible for a major part of the huge genetic data generation and heavily involved in the research.

Professor Mark Joseph Daly is Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), the Finnish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership, in which Dandrite is the danish node. 

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