Results about: bioinformatics

Europe gives a boost to Supek’s research in cancer genomics

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.

Computational research details the activation mechanism of a protein involved in many diseases

p38α is a protein involved in chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer, among other pathological conditions.

Published in the journal eLife, the study provides a deeper understanding of the structure of this protein, thereby paving the way for the development of more effective inhibitors.

These findings are the result of combining fundamental biological data using computational techniques.

Bioinformatics brings to light new combinations of drugs to fight breast cancer

A bioinformatics analysis of pairing 64 drugs used to treat breast cancer allows researchers at IRB Barcelona to identify 10 previously untested combinations with potential to tackle resistance to breast cancer treatment.

In spite of the many drugs available to treat breast cancer, resistance continues to be a problem.

Patrick Aloy: “The whole is more than the sum of its parts”

The “Meet Our Scientists” video “Networks of life” explains his work and reveals the personal side of this scientist.

Structural biologists endorse the potential of their field to extract quality information from “big data”

International experts in structural biology, such as Nobel laureate Ada E. Yonath, and in massive genomic analysis, such as the bioinformatician Chris Sander—one of the fathers of biocomputation—, are gathering in Barcelona this week with the aim to identify synergies and throw light on the jumble of massive biological data currently available.

The Barcelona Biomed Conference organised by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation will be held from today 28 to 30 November at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

This afternoon, there will be an open debate on “Women in science”, chaired by Ada E. Yonath.