prof. Tim De Meyer (PhD)

CRIG group leader
Tim De Meyer

Prof. Tim De Meyer (PhD)
Principal investigator - BIOBIX - FBW (UGent)
Associate professor (Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, UGent) - chairman partner (Bioinformatics Institute Ghent)

Research focus

The core expertise of Tim De Meyer's group at the BIOBIX lab is the development and application of novel data-analytical methods for omics data. The current focus is the study of allele-specific effects in health (imprinting, eQTLs) and disease (loss of imprinting, allelic imbalance) using solely large-scale RNA-seq data, thereby increasing sensitivity and cost-efficiency. Additional cancer related topics include data analysis for high-througput protein-protein interaction screening, data visualization and integration and several biomarker oriented collaborations.

Research team

  • prof. Tim De Meyer - PI, associate professor
  • Cedric Stroobandt - doctoral fellow
  • Floris Voorthuijzen - doctoral fellow
  • Femke De Graeve - doctoral fellow
  • Louis Coussement - doctoral fellow
  • Muhammad Talal Amin - doctoral fellow
  • Jeroen Galle - bioinformatician

Key publications

  • Clinically relevant aberrant Filip1l DNA methylation detected in a murine model of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. EBioMedicine. PMID: 34000624. 2021
  • MEXPRESS update 2019. NAR. 2019.
  • Analysis of DNA methylation in cancer: location revisited. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2018.
  • A comprehensive overview of genomic imprinting in breast and its deregulation in cancer. Nat Commun. 2018. 

Contact & links

  • BIOBIX - Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent