Prof. dr. Jan Dumanski was born in Cracow, where he studied medicine (1979-1984) at Medical Academy (present Collegium Medicum UJ). In 1985 he started research studies at the Department of Clinical Genetics from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. This is where he received his PhD and later the professorship in the area of medical molecular genetics. Since 2000, he is a professor at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University, Sweden. He was also the professor of University of Alabama at Birmingham, at the Department of Genetics and Director of Howell and Elizabeth Heflin Center for Human Genetics. Since 2017, he is a professor at Medical University of Gdansk in Poland and currently the director of 3P Medicine Laboratory, a research center funded by the Foundation for Polish Research. He has been involved in numerous projects on characterization of the human genome and genetic mechanisms behind cancer predisposition.