The web Hidden Nature has published an article about the 10 investigations that they considered to be the most important ones published in 2018. One of them refers to epigenetic therapies and mentions research research that supports and rejects them. In this regard, they mention the study led by Salvador Aznar Benitah at IRB Barcelona and published in Nature Cell Biology. The study in question concludes that care must be taken with drugs that inhibit epigenetic factors as they could cause the appearance of aggressive tumours.
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La Vanguardia, Cope, Revista Genética, among other media, have each published an article about the latest study led by ICREA researchers Salvador Aznar Benitah and Fran Supek. The study warns that special care should be taken regarding epigenetic therapies since although their anti-tumour effect may be beneficial initially, they can trigger the development of more aggressive tumours later on.
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A team headed by ICREA researchers Salvador Aznar Benitah and Fran Supek concludes that care should be taken with drugs that inhibit epigenetic factors.
Published in Nature Cell Biology, the study is a collaboration between a biomedical lab and a computational lab at IRB Barcelona.
Since 2017, the Croatian researcher has been leading a team of 10 scientists in the Genome Data Science lab.
With Supek’s new appointment, IRB Barcelona now has 14 ICREA researchers.
Diario de Sevilla, Granada Hoy, La Sexta, Phys, US Weekly, among other national and international media, have published articles about a study by researchers led by Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science laboratory at IRB Barcelona, in which they developed a machine learning method to predict unknown gene functions of microbes.
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An international team led by computational biologist Fran Supek at IRB Barcelona develop a machine learning method to predict unknown gene functions of microbes.
The system examines and compares ‘big data’ available on the metagenomes of human and environmental microbiomes.
Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in collaboration with IRB Barcelona, developed a new method to systematically identify genes contributing to heritable cancer risk.
The study, published in Nature Communications, is a success story for data sharing and openness in science.
The Biocat website has dedicated a report to three of the researchers most recently awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Grant. Among them is Fran Supek, leader of the Genome Data Science group at IRB Barcelona, who obtained an ERC Starting Grant to undertake a study on hypermutated tumours.
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Part of the European Research Council’s reasoning for providing their coveted Starting Grants is to “provide top talent with good conditions at the right time to thrive.” For the team led by Fran Supek (b. Zagreb, Croatia, 1981), the right time has just arrived with the award of a Starting Grant worth 1.5 million euros of funding. His project, called HYPER-INSIGHT, was among the 13% of successful proposals of the 3,085 applications made to the 2017 ‘Starting Grants’ Call.