Seminars, events & talks

Tuesday, 10th January, 2012, 12:00

Cracking the cancer code, a bioinformatics journey

Nuria Lopez-Bigas obtained her PhD for work on the molecular causes of hereditary deafness at the group of Xavier Estivill. After a postdoc on computational genomics at the European Bioinformatics Institute (with Christos Ouzounis) and at the CRG (with Roderic Guigó), she established her laboratory at the University Pompeu Fabra in 2006. In 2011 she was appointed ICREA research professor.

Thanks to the advance of genomic technologies it is currently possible to obtain a comprehensive catalog of genomic alterations in cancer cells. However the identification of alterations directly involved in the development of the tumor is challenging. Nuria Lopez-Bigas current research focuses on the development of computational approaches to analyse cancer genomic data with the objective to identify genes and pathways driving tumorigenesis.

Speaker: Nuria López-Bigas, GRIB (IMIM - UPF)

Room Auditorium PRBB

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