Using Mastermind to Speed Up Your Variant Interpretation Process

ACMG 2021 Product Theater presentation
MGZ Medical Genetics Center

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In this ACMG 2021 Product Theater presentation, Dr. Andreas Laner, Head of Genomics at MGZ, explains how their team uses the Mastermind Genomic Search Engine to accelerate their variant interpretation efforts.


Dr. Andreas Laner, Head of Genomics, MGZ Munich

Dr. Andreas Laner is a molecular biologist by training and has been active in cancer genetics and variant interpretation for 20 years. His research interests include hereditary cancer syndromes and his current position as Head of Genomics Program includes data sharing and knowledge transfer initiatives.

He is an active submitter of the LOVD database and a curator of several LOVD genes with has a long experience in gene-/ and variant curation activities. Since 5 years he is a member of the InSiGHT variant interpretation committee (“VIC”) and since 2 years co-chair of the VIC and the recently formed ClinGen approved MMR “VCEP”. Additonally he is part of the Organization Committee of the “Variant Effect Prediction Training Courses” and member of the Scientific Program Committee for HGVS Symposia hosted by the Human Variome Project (HVP).