After leading the University Pompeu Fabra Biomedical Genomics group for the last 10 years, Dr Núria López-Bigas has joined the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) as leader of an interdisciplinary research group of 14 that includes engineers, biologists, clinicians, and mathematicians that will keep working on developing computational methods for identifying genetic mutations responsible for the generation of tumours. The group will benefit from an experimental laboratory that will complement computational research (in silico results) through lab validation.
As a result of this appointment, the MedBioinformatics project has added IRB-Barcelona as a new partner to its consortium as from November 1st 2016. IRB’s Biomedical Genomics Lab will continue the work performed so far by the former UPF-BG Group, which includes leading the WP5 (Bioinformatics in Oncology), developing the Cancer Genome Interpreter, and collaborating on establishing comorbidities between oncology and CNS disorders,in line with the project objectives.
More information can be found at: https://www.irbbarcelona.org/en/news/irb-barcelona-intensifies-its-research-on-cancer-with-two-new-recruits.