The newspaper Regió7 has interviewed Nuria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona, about her work in computational biology. In this interview, she talks about how she reads millions of DNA data from cancer tumours to establish guidelines to explain the behaviour of diseased cells and identify strategies through which to cure them.
BMC has published an article about the "Cancer Genome Interpreter" (CGI), an open platform designed to support the identification of tumour alterations that drive the disease and detect those that may be therapeutically actionable. Núria López-Bigas, leader of the Biomedical Genomics Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, is part of this initiative.
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Betevé Notícies interviewed Núria López-Bigas, group leader of the Biomedical Genomics Lab, about the role of women in science. The interview was part of a report for the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”.
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The scientific journal Nature Genetics has dedicated a "News and Views" article to the latest study by the ICREA researcher Núria López-Bigas, published in November. The article analyses the results according to which the mechanisms of DNA repair are more efficient in the region of the genes that contains the information necessary to produce proteins.
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La Vanguardia, Europa Press and Biotech-Spain, as well as El Mundo's Innovadores supplement, have dedicated some lines to the ENABLE symposium. In addition, The International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (IUBMB) has highlighted this event on the cover of its November newsletter. The symposium, which was held from November 15 to 17, was complemented by various activities aimed at the general public. The ENABLE symposia series aims to train the next generation of leaders in biomedicine, establish a sustainable network of young researchers and achieve dialogue on science with society.
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Various media, including Diario Médico and Madri+d, have echoed the study led by the ICREA researcher Núria López-Bigas, which shows that the mechanism of DNA repair is more efficient in the regions of the genes that contain the information required to produce proteins.
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A study published by IRB Barcelona in Nature Genetics demonstrates that the error (mutation) surveillance and repair system shows greater efficiency in the protein-coding regions of genes.
“It is a great honour and it strengthens my commitment to continuing my research with the highest standards,” says the IRB Barcelona group leader.
Eight IRB Barcelona group leaders are currently members of the European Molecular Biology Organization.
Several media have echoed the election of Núria López-Bigas, ICREA Research Professor and group leader of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona, as European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Member.
EMBO has announced the membership of 65 new outstanding life scientists—these joining a group of more than 1700 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.
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In the video "Looking for a needle in a haystack", ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona describes her work at the front of the Biomedical Genomics laboratory.
The group’s interests range from deciphering the basic biology of cancer to the development of useful tools for the diagnosis and personalised treatment of patients.