Core Facilities & ServicesBiostatistics/ Bioinformatics

Biostatistics/ Bioinformatics

Camille Stephan-otto Attolini

Acting Facility Manager
+34 93 40 20217

The mission of the Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Unit is to conduct collaborative research and to provide consultation and quantitative research resources to all IRB Barcelona research groups.

We assist scientists by providing both short and long-term consultancy services in the following areas:

  • Experimental design: sample size, study design, planning of statistical methodology
  • Data analysis: clinical or biomedical databases, genomics data
  • Assistance with statistical methodology in own or others’ research
  • Software: help in using software, develop software to meet special data analysis or study design needs

The facility conducts methodological research and develops resources in all of the above-mentioned areas.

For more information contact the manager of the Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Unit at

Whissell G, Montagni E, Martinelli P, Hernando-Momblona X, Sevillano M, Jung P, Cortina C, Calon A, Abuli A, Castells A, Castellvi-Bel S, Nacht AS, Sancho E, Stephan-Otto Attolini C, Vicent GP, Real FX and Batlle E.
Nat Cell Biol, 7 (16), 695-707 (2014)
Cuartero S, Fresán U, Reina O, Planet E and Espinàs ML.
Embo J (2014)
Font-Burgada J, Reina O, Rossell D and Azorín F.
Nucleic Acids Res, 4 (42), 2126-37 (2014)
Rossell D and Müller P.
Biostatistics, 1 (14), 75-86 (2013)
Johnson, V.E. and Rossell, D.
J Am Stat Assoc, 498 (107), 649-660 (2012)
Planet E, Attolini CS, Reina O, Flores O and Rossell D.
Bioinformatics, 4 (28), 589-90 (2012)
Merlos-Suárez A, Barriga FM, Jung P, Iglesias M, Céspedes MV, Rossell D, Sevillano M, Hernando-Momblona X, da Silva-Diz V, Muñoz P, Clevers H, Sancho E, Mangues R and Batlle E.
Cell Stem Cell, 5 (8), 511-24 (2011)
Johnson VE and Rossell D.
J Roy Stat Soc B, 2 (72), 143-170 (2010)
Janic A, Mendizabal L, Llamazares S, Rossell D and Gonzalez C.
Science, 6012 (330), 1824-7 (2010)
Font-Burgada J, Rossell D, Auer H and Azorín F
Gene Dev, 21 (22), 3007-23 (2008)

Group news & mentions

23 Jun 2014

Colon cancer development starts with the formation of benign tumours called adenomas. It is estimated that between 30% and 50% of people over 50 will develop one of these tumours.

12 May 2014

IRB Barcelona has opened

13 Dec 2012

Statistics have entered the life sciences and they are here to stay.

23 Nov 2012

The biosciences are generating enormous amounts of data at unprecedented speeds.

Upcoming events

19 Sep

Speaker: Prof. René H. Medema,
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

25 Sep

Speaker: Riccardo Fodde,
PhD, Dept. of Pathology, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

17 Nov

Miquel Coll and Manuel Palacín, IRB Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) and John E. Walker, Wellcome Trust (Cambridge, UK)
Barcelona, Spain. 17-19 November, 2014