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<p>Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science group</p>
24 Jul 2018

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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<p>Diversity is key: metagenomes from different enviroments can predict different types of gene functions (Graphic, F Supek, IRB Barcelona)</p>
17 Jul 2018

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.

<p>Image: CRG</p>
9 Jul 2018

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.

<p>Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science group</p>
28 Jun 2018

The video series Meet Our Scientists  presents Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science group at IRB Barcelona.

In the video “Solving the riddle of DNA”, Supek highlights the role played by the DNA spellchecker in repairing damage to the genome.

<p>Fran Supek has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant</p>
28 Nov 2017

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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<p>Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science group</p>
31 Oct 2017

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.

<p>The IRB Barcelona group leader will focus on the genomes of hypermutated tumours to detect cancer vulnerabilities</p>
8 Sep 2017

JutarnjiLife, among other media from Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina, has dedicated a space to Fran Supek, on the occasion of his receiving a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). 

With this award, the ERC allows high-level scientists such as Supek to work long-term, “leading to important discoveries”.  In this case, the research will focus on the genomes of hypermutated tumours.

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<p>In February 2018, Supek will start a five-year project called “HYPER-INSIGHT”, which has received 1.5 M€ of funding</p>
7 Sep 2017

Diario Médico has echoed that Fran Supek, head of the IRB Barcelona Genome Data Science group, has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This funding will be used to further his project. Supek aims to acquire greater knowledge of cancer biology in order to support the design of individualised therapies. To this end, he will analyse hypermutated tumours.

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<p>Fran Supek has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant</p>
6 Sep 2017

ERC Starting Grants support young talented researchers over 5 years.

The IRB Barcelona group leader will focus on the genomes of hypermutated tumours to detect cancer vulnerabilities.

<p>Fran Supek is starting his Genome Data Science (aGENDAS) laboratory at IRB Barcelona.</p>
1 Aug 2017

The magazines "GEN" & "Front Line Genomics" have echoed on the study performed by IRB Barcelona group leader Fran Supek and Ben Lehner at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona. 

Published in the journal Cell, the study identifies one of the key mechanisms responsible for mutations caused by a defective DNA ‘spellchecker’—a process that repairs damage in our genomes.

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