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Jon J. Jonsson, M.D., Ph.D. was educated at University of Iceland Medical School. After basic postgraduate training in medicine at the University of Iceland Hospitals he trained in clinical pathology at University of Minnesota where he also received his PhD. Subsequently he trained in medical genetics at Yale University. He has been on the faculty at the University of Iceland since 1997. Currently he serves as an associate professor and chair of the Division of of Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry and Medical Genetics and as medical director of Dept. of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at Landspitali – University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland. His research group works on method development in molecular genetics. They formed a spinoff company BioCule Inc. (www.biocule.com) to commercially exploit their inventions in 2D electrophoresis of nucleic acids for biomarker discovery, quality control and validation.

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