Xavier Estivill graduated and doctorate in Medicine (MD), and specialised in Hematology, by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) by the University of London. He is Senior Group Leader at Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha, Qatar, and Director of the Genomics Unit at Quiron-Dexeus Hospital in Barcelona.
He has contributed to the molecular understanding of many human genetic disorders. He is particularly interested in the evaluation of the genetics component of phenotypes that have clinical consequences for children and women. We are using the knowledge of the Qatar Genome Program to dissect the genetic variability of the population and the phenotypic traits evaluated in this project. We plan to develop translational genomic approaches for woman and child’s health. We aim to make possible the concept of precision medicine in Qatar for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.