Head of Genome Sciences, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre (MUGQIC), Associate Professor, Human Genetics, Department of Bioengineering
Ioannis (Jiannis) Ragoussis studied Biochemistry at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, where he obtained his PhD. He did his postdoctoral studies as EMBO fellow with J. Trowsdale at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories in London, UK. Subsequently he became lecturer and then senior lecturer at the division of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Guy's Hospital, then Guy's and now King's Medical School. In 2001 he moved to the University of Oxford as Head of Genomics and in 2013 to McGill University where he is Head of Genome Sciences at the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre (MUGQIC) and Associate Professor in Human Genetics and at the Department of Bioengineering. He is also affiliated Professor at the Biomedical Sciences research Centre A. Fleming in Greece and the King Abdulaziz University. He has developed expertise in all fields of genomics and functional genomics. His main interest is on developing NGS based approaches to disease gene identification, as well as functional genomics approaches for the identification of prognostic markers and associated pathways in breast cancer.
He is responsible for the Genomic Platform Development within the MUGQIC Genome Canada Genome Innovation Node and Canada's Genomics Enterprize funded by CFI. He chairs the internal management committee of MUGQIC, oversees genomic platform operation and new technology evaluation and integration. His Lab works on Technical Developments including the Single Cell Genomics Lab of MUGQIC and Mutation Detection Technologies with focus on the genomic and transcriptomic analysis of single cells. Supported by CF the lab includes a Fluidigm BioMark HD instrument and two Fluidigm C1 instruments, as well as an Oxford Nanopore MinION device. Both single cell whole genome expression profiling as well as whole exome protocols are validated and available for external users.