The MedBioinformatics project (full title: Creating medically-driven integrative bioinformatics applications focused on oncology, CNS disorders and their comorbidities) is funded with approximately 3.5 million Euro granted by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 2014‐2020 and coordinated by Ferran Sanz, professor at the Health and Experimental Sciences Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona and director of the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) (UPF-IMIM). The project is carried out by 9 leading European research institutions and SMEs.
The applications that will be developed in the MedBioinformatics project will focus on two key medical specialties, oncology and neuropsychiatry, which have a big impact on the health and welfare of the population. Identifying the bioinformatics needs of these two specialties will facilitate the identification and design of applications that will meet the needs of biomedical professionals from other areas. Among the applications to be developed there is a new generation of tools to study the relationship between genotype and phenotype, a browser of disease biomarkers, tools to analyse and predict comorbidities, and applications to support molecular diagnostics and personalized treatment of cancer.
MedBioinformatics started the 1st May 2015, with a duration of 36 months.
More information on MedBioinformatics will be soon available here: www.medbioinformatics.eu