Assistant Professor

Philipp Maass

Molecular Genetics


SickKids - Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street, 14-9715, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 0A4
Research Interests
Bioinformatics and computational biology, Cardiovascular research, Chromosome biology, CRISPR-Cas9 and genome engineering, Disease models, Epigenetics and epigenomics, Functional genomics and systems biology, Non-coding DNA and RNA, Technology development

Our central objective is to gain mechanistic insight into the regulatory functions of the non-coding genome. In an interdisciplinary systems biology approach covering the fields of genome & RNA biology, live-cell imaging, biochemistry, and computational biology, we address 1) how chromosomal territories are organized, 2) how inter-chromosomal contacts facilitate gene regulation and genome organization, and 3) how yet uncharacterized long non-coding RNA genes function to better understand biology and etiology of disease.

Courses taught

  • Functional Genomics (MGY428)
  • Foundational Genetics Approaches II Colloquium (MGY1002H)
  • Future Directions in Medical Genomics (MMG3006Y)


  • Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prizes in Genetics
  • Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Non-coding Disease Mechanisms
  • Walter-Siegenthaler Award, 1st Silver Medal, Bayer AG


  • Hospital for Sick Children