McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre

Mark Lathrop Ph.D.

Mark Lathrop

Prof. Lathrop’s areas of research interest lie in the application of genomics and statistical methods to understand the molecular basis of human disease. He joined the McGill University in 2011 where he is Professor in the Department of Human Genetics and Scientific Director of the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre. Dr. Lathrop was trained in theoretical statistics and genetics at the University of Washington. After obtaining his PhD, he moved to France where he was one of the founding members of the CEPH, which pioneered the international collaboration on the human genome in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1993, he moved to the University of Oxford, where he was a Wellcome Trust Principal Fellow and Professor of Human Genetics. At the University of Oxford he was the co-founder and first scientific director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, an institute created to apply genomic approaches to understanding the molecular basis of human disease. At the request of the French government he returned to France in 1998 to found the centre National de Génotypage which developed into the principal national infrastructure for human genetic studies in France.. In 2005, the French government asked Pr. Lathrop to serve also as the scientific director of the Fondation Jean Dausset – Centre d’Etude du Polymorphism. He held these responsibilities until taking up his position at McGill.


Team Composition


Dr. Markus Munter (Programme Manager)
Tania Abou-Younes (Administrative coordinator)