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The Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences of the UPF classified as one of the best in Spain

The Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University has been classified as one of the best in Spain acording the ranking published by "El Mundo"

The master in Bioinformatics aims to provide professionals and researchers with expertise and skills geared towards developing new computational strategies and IT systems that are useful in biomedical research. The master has a faculty staff with both a long experience in teaching and research careers widely recognized. To implement this master, expert researchers on each field have been selected at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat de Barcelona on each of the subjects taught: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Drug Design and others. An important part of the faculty staff, including the coordination of the master are members of the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB).

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GRIB organise the "Cancer genomics and personalised medicine workshop: focus on pancreas cancer"

The workshop is addressed to researchers and students interested in cancer genomics and the main objective is to provide a view of top research projects in cancer genomics research, with a special focus on Pancreas Cancer. Speakers include Prof Ben Raphael, from Brown University (USA), who will talk about The Cancer Genome Atlas Project on Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Prof. David Chang, from the Institute of Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow, who will discuss molecular stratification approaches on pancreatic cancer. Dr. Stepha Ossowski (from the Centre for Genomic Regulation), who will address the challenge of identifying driver mutations in heterogenous or low purity tumour samples. Finally Prof. Kristen Van Steen (University of Liege, Belgium), will talk about integrative approaches in cancer.

The Biomedical Genomics group of GRIB, led by Núria López-Bigas, as members of the EUPancreas COST Action organize this event hosted by the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park the 1st of July. The EUPancreas COST Action is an integrated european platform for pancreas cancer research: from basic science to clinical and public health interventions.

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The project MedBioinformatics "Creating medically-driven integrative bioinformatics applications focused on oncology, CNS disorders and their comorbidities" aims to develop useful bioinformatics tools and applications, and autonomously usable for analysing the huge amount of data and knowledge generated in healthcare and biomedical research in order to facilitate translational research and precision medicine. European project funded by H2020 for the period 2015-2018.

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  • Baldo L, Riera JL, Tooming-Klunderud A, Alba MM, Salzburger W. Gut Microbiota Dynamics during Dietary Shift in Eastern African Cichlid Fishes. PLoS ONE, 2015; 10(5): e0127462. PMID: 25978452 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127462 MAY 15 2015.
  • Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Grosdidier S, Valverde O, Torrens M, Bravo A, Piñero J, Sanz F, Furlong LI. PsyGeNET: a knowledge platform on psychiatric disorders and their genes. Bioinformatics, 2015. pii: btv301. PMID: 25964630 .
  • Fehér T, Libis V, Carbonell P, Faulon JL. A Sense of Balance: Experimental Investigation and Modeling of a Malonyl-CoA Sensor in Escherichia coli. Front Bioeng Biotechnol, 2015; 3: 46 . PMID: 25905101 . DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2015.00046. eCollection 2015..
  • Carbonell P, Mayer MA, Bravo A. Exploring brand-name drug mentions on twitter for pharmacovigilance. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2015; 210: 55-9. PMID: 25991101 .

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