Seminars, events & talks

Wednesday, 22th October, 2014, 11:00

Analysis and visualization of multidimensional cancer genomics data

Cancer is a complex disease caused by somatic alterations of the genome and epigenome in tumor cells. Increased investments and cheaper access to various technologies have built momentum for the generation of cancer genomics data. The availability of such large datasets offers many new possibilities to gain insight into cancer molecular properties. Within this scope we'll present two methods that exploit the broad availability of cancer genomic data: Oncodrive-ROLE, an approach to classify mutational cancer driver genes into activating and loss of function mode of actions and MutEx, a statistical measure to assess the trend of the somatic alterations in a set of genes to be mutually exclusive across tumor samples. Nevertheless, the unprecedented dimension of the available data raises new complications for its accessibility and exploration which we try to solve with new visualization solutions: i) Gitools interactive heatmaps with prepared large scale cancer genomics datasets ready to be explored, ii) jHeatmap, an interactive heatmap browser for the web capable of displaying multidimensional cancer genomics data and designed for its inclusion into web portals.

Speaker: Michael Schroeder - Biomedical Genomics group of GRIB

Room Sala Ramón y Cajal

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