IDIBAPS and Hospital Clínic have participated in the development of a new computational method that enables to detect genetic changes responsible for the onset and progression of tumors in a simple, quick and precise way. The research is published in the latest issue of the prestigious journal Nature Biotechnology. This methodology, called SMUFIN (Somatic Mutations Finder), is capable of analyzing the complete genome of a tumor and identifying its mutations in a few hours. In addition, it is able to identify alterations which had previously not been revealed, even using methods which require the use of supercomputers over several weeks.
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New computational method allows the identification of genetic alterations in cancer patients within hours
Thomson Reuters has published the list of the Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of the most influential names in science. 50 Spanish researchers from different broad fields of sciences and social sciences appear on the list. In the field of Clinical Medicine, four of the seven Spanish investigators listed are researchers from IDIBAPS. The health research institute associated to Hospital Clínic and Universitat de Barcelona also has the only Spanish researcher in Psychiatry.
The Government of Catalonia and the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació recognize through the 2013 National Research Awards the excellence in research activity of scientists. The awards want to encourage the social recognition of science and, particularly, to spread among the Catalan society the work of its researchers. These awards are the highest honour in research in Catalonia. The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, underlined last night during the ceremony that “the path achieved in research, science and technology transfer” will allow the country, over the next ten years, “to talk face to face with the leading countries of the world”. This year’s winners were: Elías Campo, National Research Award; Isabelle Anguelovski, National Research Award to Young Talent; KIC InnoEnergy Iberia, National Award in Public- Private Partnership in Research and Innovation; José Carreras Foundation, National Award for scientific Sponsorship; and, Ara newspaper, National Award for Science Communication.
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The Catalan Government and the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), presented the list of 24 researchers from the Catalan research system awarded with ICREA Academia distinctions. Among them is Dr. Elías Campo, head of the IDIBAPS Human and experimental functional oncomorphology, Director of Research at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and at the Fundació Clinic, who has also been recently announced as the new Catalan National Research Award winner. The ICREA Academia awards, which celebrate its V edition, recognize the research work of teaching staff in a Catalan public university while, at the same time, helps to retain research talent within the Catalan university system. The award, which includes a 50,000 euros grant, involves a preferent dedication to research during 5 years.
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Dr. Elías Campo awarded with the the Premi Nacional de Recerca (Catalan National Award for Research)
Dr. Elías Campo is one of the most prominent researchers at IDIBAPS and Professor of Pathology at the University of Barcelona. He combines the positions of director of research at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and director of the Clínic Foundation with his work as head of the IDIBAPS research team Human and experimental functional oncomorphology. Investigations he led as co- director of the Spanish Consortium for the chronic lymphocytic leukemia Genome have provided valuable information on the genetics and treatment of this leukemia, the most common in Western countries. Today has been announced that the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, with support from the Government of Catalonia, has recognized his work with the Premi Nacional de Recerca (Catalan National Award for Research), the highest award of Catalan science. The statement announcing the award highlights that “his research has identified cells that cause leukemia, discovered new molecular mechanisms involved in its development and improved its diagnosis.”
Mantle cell lymphoma is a very aggressive and difficult to treat cancer originated in blood cells and lymph nodes. To identify the molecular alterations responsible for this tumor, and facilitate the development of new treatments, a team of scientists led by Dr. Xose S. Puente and Dr. Carlos López-Otín, at University of Oviedo, and Dr. Sílvia Beà and Dr. Elias Campo, at IDIBAPS, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, have sequenced the genomes of over 30 of lymphomas. The result of this work, published today in the prestigious U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), presents the first comprehensive genomic analysis of this disease. “The study provides insight into causes and evolution of this complex neoplasm and has identified targets for new treatments“, says Dr. Silvia Beà, first author of the study.