Tune Pers is a research fellow whose major interest is to develop pathway-based models of heterogeneous traits.
His current goal is to augment existing well-powered genome-wide association studies and extensive re-sequencing studies with complementary trait-specific molecular and literature-based evidence sources to identify novel sets of genetic variants that are unlikely to be identified in 'single data type-based studies' on their own.
Tune attended the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, received his Bacherlor's degree in Computer Science in 2005, and his Master's degree in Bioinformatics in 2008. In 2011 he received his PhD from the Center of Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS) from the Technical University of Denmark. Mid 2011 Tune moved to Boston to join Dr. Joel Hirschhorn's research group at the Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard Medical School) and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
In 2011 Tune received the Sapere Aude Award, a carrier award from the Danish Ministry of Science given 'to the best research talents in Denmark'.