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Creating medically-driven integrative bioinformatics applications focused on oncology, CNS disorders and their comorbidities (MedBioinformatics)

Creating medically-driven integrative bioinformatics applications focused on oncology, CNS disorders and their comorbidities (MedBioinformatics)

Objective

Progress in biomedical research and healthcare requires profiting from the huge amount of data and knowledge that are generated. However, most of the potential users have no means to efficiently exploit this wealth of information. Up to now, many of the efforts done for developing bioinformatics methods and applications have not produced the expected societal impact for different reasons, including: 1) the deficit of integrative approaches that effectively combine different types of data from different sources; and 2) the lack of active involvement of the potential users (from experimental scientists to healthcare professionals) in the process of creating applications that mine, integrate, analyse and display biomedical information in a way that is immediately understandable and useful ('actionable') by the end users. The present project tries to overcome this issue by involving a multidisciplinary team of experienced bioinformaticians, and experimental and clinical scientists in the design and development of demanded bioinformatics applications. The bioinformaticians will develop medical-oriented integrative methods and applications (New Generation Genotype-Phenotype Explorations, Disease Biomarker Browser, Disease Trajectory Comorbidity Browser, Cancer Genome Interpreter, etc.), while the experimental and clinical partners will actively participate in the design and assessment of the applications, as well as in the curation of customized resources. The experimental and clinical partners belong to two completely different medical specialties (oncology and psychiatry), which have a big impact in citizens’ wellbeing. Moreover, the commonalities existing between the needs of these disparate specialties will facilitate the identification and design of applications likely to satisfy the needs of biomedical professionals in other areas. Finally, the project aims to setup a platform for the sustainable exploitation of the tools developed throughout its execution.

Coordinator

CONSORCIO MAR PARC DE SALUT DE BARCELONA

Address

Paseo Maritim 25-29
08003 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 891 113,50

Participants (9)

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KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 301 750

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 258 750

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 262 000

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 237 625

BMD SOFTWARE LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 269 207,50

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 565 859,76

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIO ONCOLOGICA DE VALL-HEBRON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 186 000

SYNAPSE RESEARCH MANAGEMENT PARTNERS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 275 635

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA BIOMEDICA (IRB BARCELONA)

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 215 540,24

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 634143

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 463 481,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 463 481

Coordinated by:

CONSORCIO MAR PARC DE SALUT DE BARCELONA

Spain