Artūras Petronis, Toronto University, Canada
Dr. Artūras Petronis is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He is a pioneer of epigenetic studies of human diseases who launched the first psychiatric epigenomics program in the world. He has been productively collaborating with Lithuanian scientists for more than two decades. Last year Dr. Petronis established a “twin” laboratory at the Life Science Center of Vilnius University. The Lithuanian and Canadian researchers work together trying to uncover the mysteries of fundamental biomedical problems: why do we get sick, how to predict the upcoming disease, how to escape it?