Genome Data Science news

<p>IRB Barcelona scientist Fran Supek (b. Zagreb, Croatia, 1981) is among this year’s 406 ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant awardees.</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.

Link to Diario Médico

<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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28 Jul 2017

IRB Barcelona scientist Fran Supek speaks with the Catalan radio programme "Versió RAC1" about his study he did while working at the CRG, published in Cell. The study identifies errors made by the 'DNA spellchecker’ as an important cause of cancer.

Read the news and listen to Fran Supek in RAC1

<p>Fran Supek is the first author of the study published today in Cell. Supek developed this work while he was working with Ben Lehner at CRG (Photo: M Minocri, IRB Barcelona)</p>
27 Jul 2017

Fran Supek (IRB Barcelona) and Ben Lehner (CRG) identify important processes that create mutations that cause cancer by studying the genomes of more than 1,000 tumors.

Many mutations in human cancers are caused by mistakes made by a repair mechanism or ‘DNA spellchecker’ rather than the actual damage to DNA caused by the environment.

Sunlight and alcohol consumption increase the rate at which this happens, resulting in more mutations in the most important parts of our genomes.

 

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

The local newspaper “El Punt Avui” has included an article about IRB Barcelona's new laboratory for analysis of genomic 'big data', entitled Genome Data Science (aGENDAS).

aGENDAS, headed by Fran Supek, is starting this April and will undertake research in Big Data, a strategic area also for the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).

Link to La Vanguardia

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

Croatian scientist Fran Supek is launching his Genome Data Science (aGENDAS) laboratory.

aGENDAS is starting this April and will promote the research in Big Data, an strategic area also for the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).

With this new group, the Institute now hosts 24 laboratories and seven core facilities.

<p>Núria López-Bigas will lead the "Biomedical Genomics" laboratory (M Minocri, IRB Barcelona)</p>
28 Oct 2016

As of November, Núria López-Bigas, winner of the 2016 Banco Sabadell Foundation Prize for Biomedical Research, will join IRB Barcelona to continue her research on cancer using computational biology.

The Institute has also recruited Croatian scientist Fran Supek, who will launch his laboratory in 2017.