Our lab focuses on human genomics of viral diseases. Using a range of large-scale approaches, we explore the genetic roots of inter-individual differences in response to viral infections. Strategies include genome-wide genotyping and association analysis, exome sequencing and transcriptomics. The integration of multiple layers of “-omic” data and the study of genetic interactions between viral pathogens and their human hosts represent particularly exciting aspects of our research.
At the crossroad between basic science and the clinical world, we are committed to translational genomic research, aiming at identifying, validating, and bringing to clinical use genetic markers of susceptibility to infectious diseases.


Jacques Fellay wins 2017 SSI Award


Professor Jacques Fellay was awarded the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) award for his work on severe respiratory illness in children.