As Team Leader of the "Single Cell Genomics Group" at the Spanish National Centre for Genomic Analysis (CNAG-CRG) Dr. Heyn focuses on the systematic integration of genomic data, to elucidate causalities underlying phenotype formation. The mission of the group is the development of novel genomics technologies and their application in a research context. The group combines research and development activities and follows independent research lines, with a strong focus on translational cancer research.
Dr. Heyn published 61 peer-reviewed scientific papers (24 as first author or senior author), including 51 original research articles, 6 Reviews and 3 book chapters. These include publications in high-ranked scientific journals, such as Science, Cell, Nature Reviews Genetics, etc. The publications have been 4,872x cited, resulting in an h-index of 31 (Google Scholar). In 2014, he was awarded with the prestigious Miguel Servet fellowship to establish an independent research group. Since then, he obtained further competitive funding to support his work on Systems Genomics at the CNAG-CRG. He is participating in several national and international research consortia, including the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) Project, European Epigenome Project BLUEPRINT (IHEC) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).