Results about: computational biology

The depths of the ocean and gut flora unravel the mystery of microbial genes

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.

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.

International Summer Camp at IRB Barcelona with the Catalunya - La Pedrera Foundation

Registrations are open for the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge, to take place 11-22 July.

Young scientific talent will work with IRB Barcelona scientists to learn about computational biology, big data and computer drug design.

Mutations in the dark side of the genome cause leukemia

A study, published today in the journal Nature, marks a milestone in the understanding of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

CLL is the most frequent leukemia with more than 12,000 new cases diagnosed in Europe every year

IRB Barcelona group leader Modesto Orozco participated in the study as he is involved with the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)