Blog

22 August, 2022

XLAB won the SegPC-2021 challenge

Our partner XLAB has done an excellent job within the project. They developed the best machine learning algorithm for cell segmentation and won the SegPC-2021 challenge against 41 competing teams from around the world. You can read more about the...
26 July, 2022

ASMS Conference

Our partner CMRI attended the 70th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Related Topics in Minneapolis (USA) from 5-9 June and gave a presentation entitled “Pan-cancer proteomic map of 949 human cell lines”.
18 July, 2022

SCD Meeting

Alvaro del Rio and Juan Carrillo, two cLOG predoctoral students from IGTP, were showing their posters in the SCD (Catalan society of digestology) in the annual meeting that took place in Girona (June 2-4).
11 July, 2022

New molecular subset of pediatric
liver cancer

Our partner BCM identified a new molecular subset of pediatric liver cancer. The study showed that these tumors have better outcomes when patients were treated by transplantation, rather than by chemotherapy and surgery alone. Click here for more information.
29 June, 2022

AI Workshop in Banff

Our partner BSC joined a workshop on Interpretability in Artificial Intelligence at the Banff International Research Station from May 1-6, 2022 organized by our other partner IBM. The workshop focused on new developments in interpretable AI to accelerate the adoption...
24 June, 2022

AEEH Liver Meeting

Our partner IGTP attended the AEEH (Spanish association for the study of the Liver) meeting that took place in Madrid (May 25-27). Juan Carrillo, one of childhood liver oncology group (cLOG) predoctoral student, presented the last results in an oral...
20 June, 2022

Current work of TUDA

Today we want to present you the current work in the iPC project of our partner TUDA! The TUDA team is working on a neural network for graph structure inference. To support their approach, the TUDA team derives information theoretical bounds for...
3 June, 2022

Advances in the Pathogenesis and Molecular Therapies of Liver Cancer

Our partner IGTP presented their work carried out at iPC project in the “Advances in the Pathogenesis and Molecular Therapies of Liver Cancer” meeting from AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) in Boston (May 5-8, 2022). They had had two...
20 May, 2022

Poster at the AACR Liver Conference

LMU participated in the Special Conference on Advances in the Pathogenesis and Molecular Therapies of Liver Cancer organized by the American Association for Cancer Research. They presented their latest results on the in silico drug repurposing of mebendazole as a...
6 May, 2022

Interpretability in Artificial Intelligence

Our partner IBM organized a workshop on interpretability at the Banff International Research Station from May 1-6, 2022. The workshop focused on new developments in interpretable AI to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence approaches in sensitive areas. All the...
25 April, 2022

Current work of LMU

Today we want to present you the current work in the iPC project of our partner LMU! Within the fourth year of the iPC project, LMU has started to test drugs identified within the iPC consortium in combination with the...
14 April, 2022

Summary of M19-M36 of iPC

The treatment of paediatric cancers presents specific challenges distinct from the treatment of adult cancers. iPC focus on developing a comprehensive computational set of models & software to address some of the most challenges that clinicians face in their daily...
8 March, 2022

iPC REVIEW Meeting (M19-M36)

On 8th March 2022 the iPC review meeting took place. Due to the persistent Covid-19 pandemic the meeting was again held online. During the half-day meeting various presentations were given in order to show the project’s progress during the last...
12 January, 2022

iPC Podcast #4

In this episode we welcome Davide Cirillo. He represents the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, a partner in iPC which, by the way, stands for Indivualized Peadiatric Cure. We talk about how explainable AI and machine learning is the key to tailor...
12 January, 2022

iPC Podcast #3

In this episode we talk with Pieter Mestdagh, principal investigator at the Cancer Research Insitute Ghent, who is a project partner in iPC. He shares his teams methods with us for a better understanding of their motives and how algorithms...
28 September, 2021

4th course on Computational Systems Biology of Cancer: Multi-omics and Machine Learning Approaches

The diversity across tumors from different patients and even across cancer cells from the same patient makes the picture very complex. The idea of ‘personalized’ or ‘precision’ medicine has been suggested, aiming to find tailored treatment regimen for each patient...
27 September, 2021

Kids First Fall Public Webinar 2021

On Monday, September 27, the Kids First Data Resource Center was pleased to once again participate in the NIH Common Fund’s Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program Public Webinar Series. CHOP participated in this webinar. Watch the webinar here.
27 September, 2021

4th course on Computational Systems Biology of Cancer: Multi-omics and Machine Learning Approaches

CURIE participated in this training. The diversity across tumors from different patients and even across cancer cells from the same patient makes the picture very complex. The idea of ‘personalized’ or ‘precision’ medicine has been suggested, aiming to find tailored...
14 July, 2021

Ethics and Technology – a Prerequisite for European Research: Medical and Health Sciences

In this episode, we speak with Nikola Biller-Andorno who directs the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. We look at some of the ethics issues in medical and health sciences and...
28 June, 2021

For the second year running an IGTP PhD Student is awarded the prize for the best research paper by the ICS

The Catalan Institute of Health (ICS) has awarded the 2021 for the best research paper in Health Science in the predoctoral category to a student at the IGTP. It is the second year running that this prize has come to...
14 June, 2021

The IGTP celebrates its Scientific Retreat in a mixed format focused on research and innovation

The scientific organizers proclaimed the second IGTP Retreat (Research and Innovation across the Can Ruti Campus) a resounding success and another example of how the research community rapidly adapts to every new situation. it was generally agreed that the sense...
9 June, 2021

Global dialogue on data sharing for dementia research

CHOP participated in the virtual meeting “Global dialogue on data sharing for dementia research”.
20 May, 2021

Current work of TEC

The third year of the iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done. This week we are presenting Technikon...
10 May, 2021

PMC: Single cell sequencing: zooming in on individual tumor cells

In childhood cancer, cells have often got stuck in development during pregnancy, causing them to start growing uncontrollably. With new technology, it is now possible to map these precursor cells. Three Máxima researchers talk about their recent findings with the...
6 May, 2021

Current work of UGent

The third year of iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done behind the project. This week we present...
27 April, 2021

Current work of UKL-HD

The third year of iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done behind the project. This week we present...
20 April, 2021

Current work of UZH

The third year of iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done behind the project. This week we present...
13 April, 2021

Kids First 2021 Spring Public Webinar

CHOP participated in the Kids First 2021 Spring Public Webinar hosted by Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program. Watch the webinar here.
13 April, 2021

BSC researchers bring the power of Artificial Intelligence to the small datasets of rare diseases

The researchers from the Barcelona Supercomuting Center (BSC) Iker Núñez-Carpintero and Davide Cirillo, from the Computational Biology group led by Alfonso Valencia, along with Marianyela Petrizzelli and Andrei Zinovyev from the Institut Curie, have developed a novel method for the...
7 April, 2021

A BSC review article on artificial intelligence in cancer research, featured on the cover of the Molecular Oncology journal

The review article “Artificial intelligence in cancer research: learning at different levels of data granularity” by Davide Cirillo and Iker Núñez-Carpintero, from the Computational Biology group led by Alfonso Valencia, is featured on the cover of the April issue of...
7 April, 2021

Current work of IGTP

The third year of iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done behind the project. This week we present...
30 March, 2021

Current work of TUDA

The third year of iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done behind the project. This week we present...
24 March, 2021

Current work of XLAB

The third year of iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done behind the project. This week we present...
16 March, 2021

Current work of CMRI

The third year of iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done behind the project. This week we present...
11 March, 2021

OMOP on FHIR: Using interoperability protocols for large scale analytics in OMOP

CHOP participated in this webinar.  
9 March, 2021

Current work of LMU

The third year of iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done behind the project. This week we start...
4 March, 2021

PNOC’s 2021 Informational Webinar Series 

CHOP participated in this webinar series. You’re invited to hear directly from PNOC experts about the current state of research and clinical trials for disease specific pediatric brain cancers. Meet distinguished leaders who are dedicated to changing the outcomes of...
1 March, 2021

Current work of CNR

The third year of iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done behind the project. This week we start...
22 February, 2021

Current work of Institut Curie – Year 3 of iPC started

The third year of iPC project has started and in order to present the current work that each consortium partner is developing, we asked them to summarize the processes that are being done behind the project. This week we start...
26 January, 2021

R2: Genomics Analysis & Visualization Platform

AMC participated in the online introduction workshop R2: Genomics Analysis & Visualization Platform. Watch the workshop here.
15 January, 2021

Summary of first 18 months

15 January, 2021

Pioneering the Future of Federally Supported Data Repositories

CHOP participated in the NITRD BD IWG Virtual Workshop on Pioneering the Future of Federally Supported Data Repositories. Watch the workshop here:
9 December, 2020

Mining Biomedical Text to Find Insight that Can Save Lives

Blog post by Davide Cirillo, Alejandro Canosa and Salvador Capella-Gutierrez (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre), Maria Rodriguez Martinez and Matteo Manica (IBM Research Zurich), Joao Pita Costa and Jolanda Modic (XLAB)
1 November, 2020

NCPI 2020 Fall Workshop

CHOP participated in the NIH Workshop on Cloud-Based Platforms Interoperability. Watch the workshop here.
6 October, 2020

Kids First Fall Public Webinar

CHOP participated in the Kids First Fall Public Webinar hosted by Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program. Watch the webinar here.
25 September, 2020

AI-based Medical image analysis as an important tool for timely and accurate diagnostics

Blog post by Dejan Štepec (XLAB)
24 September, 2020

Lifespan Brain Institute at Penn Virtual Seminar Series

The Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) is dedicated to studying how the brain and behavior develop and change over time and in response to different illnesses. This collaboration between the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania bridges the...
23 September, 2020

2nd Workshop on Ethics and Regulatory Issues

The Institute of Medical Bioethics and History of Medicine (IBME) of the University of Zurich hold the second session of the webinar on ethical and regulatory issues that are relevant for the implementation of the IPC cloud-based data catalogue portal....
18 September, 2020

Joint meeting of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs)

CHOP participated in the Joint meeting of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). The workshop connected a wide range of investigators from multiple institutions and encouraged collaborations within and among the...
17 September, 2020

iPC connects paediatric cancer experts with key data sources

Blog post by Jolanda Modic (XLAB) and Alejandro Canosa (BSC) Unlike the popular perspective and as defended by many (and pointed out by the North American National Cancer Institute, NCI), cancer is not one but rather a collection of related...
3 September, 2020

Personalisation: The future of treating paediatric cancer

Treating kids with cancers differs from treating adults. The future of paediatric cancer treatment is in personalization and for that, connecting experts with key data sources is vital. The iPC project we’re a part of, is building a massive base...
3 September, 2020

iPC – Workshop on Ethical and Regulatory Issues

First session of this WEBINAR! The Institute of Medical Bioethics and History of Medicine of the University of Zurich held a webinar on ethical and regulatory issues that are relevant for the implementation of the IPC cloud-based data catalogue portal....
2 September, 2020

The Innovation Across the Phenotypic Translational Divide – Clin-Phen Part 2 Webinar

CHOP participated in the Clin-Phen Part 2 Webinar (The Innovation Across the Phenotypic Translational Divide). This is an event co-planned by the Monarch Initiative and the Kids First Data Resource Center (DRC). Find more information about it here.
30 July, 2020

New Models of Accelerated Discovery and Translation

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) presented a virtual childhood cancer lecture featuring Adam C. Resnick, PhD. Dr. Resnick’s lecture discussed novel approaches to collaborative discovery and clinical translation in pediatric brain tumors that leverage large-scale...
21 July, 2020

An international study of childhood liver cancer led by the IGTP provides new clues about its biology to improve clinical management of the disease

The Childhood Liver Oncology Research Group (C-Log) led by Carolina Armengol has published results in the context of the European project ChiLTERN which aims to improve the clinical treatment of paediatric hepatoblastoma (HB), a rare disease that mostly affects children under three....
13 May, 2020

iPC Podcast #2

In this episode, we talk about the iPC project with Matteo Manica. He’s a research staff member at the IBM Research Lab in Europe at the Zurich location. He describes his role and some of the overarching goals of this...
6 April, 2020

iPC Teaser

Watch this short video to understand the main goal of the iPC project.
25 March, 2020

Interview with Salvador Capella-Gutierrez

In this video we speak with Salvador Capella-Gutierrez (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) about the iPC H2020 project. The following questions are discussed: “What is so special of being part of the iPC project?”, “What are the most important findings after the...
12 March, 2020

iPC Podcast #1

In this episode, we talk about the iPC project with Pavel Sumazin from Baylor College of Medicine in the USA.
20 February, 2020

Third International Conference on Mathematics and Statistics

On February 6-9, the Third International Conference on Mathematics and Statistics (AUS-ICMS’20) was hosted by the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
17 February, 2020

Interview Hans Lehrach

In this video we spoke to Hans Lehrach, scientific lead of the iPC project from the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. He explains why it is so special to be part of iPC, what are the most important findings after the first year and...
4 February, 2020

Automatic extraction of biomedical knowledge from scientific publications

The efficient retrieval and processing of biomedical information from textual sources represents a crucial step to better characterize the molecular entities at play in paediatric cancers.
16 January, 2020

iPC Technical and GA Meeting in Paris

Find out more about the Technical Meeting in Paris!
9 December, 2019

Health Data Challenge

Successful treatment of cancer is still a challenge and this is partly due to a wide heterogeneity of cancer composition across patient population.
28 November, 2019

EMBO workshop & Canceropole meeting

November has been an exciting dissemination time, as it has brought two conferences that couldn’t be missed
22 November, 2019

Interview Olivier Delattre

In this video we spoke to Oivier Delattre from the Institut Curie. He explains his part in the iPC H2020 project. He also points out some potential project challenges from his perspective.
31 October, 2019

Faces of iPC: Jolanda Modic, XLAB

Today in a talk with Jolanda Modic about herself and the iPC H2020 project.
22 October, 2019

European Researchers’ Night

For the first time the IGTP has participated in the European Researchers’ Night, part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme, which aims bringing scientists and society together.
15 October, 2019

Interview Natalie Jäger

In this video we spoke to Natalie Jäger from the German Cancer Research Center. She explains her part in the iPC H2020 project which involves the search of the appropriate data for analysis. She also points out some potential project...
2 September, 2019

What could machine learning contribute to the fight against cancer?

29 July, 2019

Faces of iPC: Diego di Bernardo, University of Naples Federico II

Today in a talk with Diego di Bernardo about himself and the iPC H2020 project.
23 July, 2019

iPC Technical Meeting in Barcelona

Find out more about the Technical Meeting in Barcelona!
15 July, 2019

iPC in a nutshell!

Find out more about identifying effective personalized medicine for paediatric cancer. Comprehensive computational effort to combine knowledge base, machine-learning, and mechanistic models are used in iPC to predict optimal standards and therapies for personalized treatments.
8 July, 2019

Faces of iPC: María Rodríguez-Martínez, IBM

Today in a talk with María Rodríguez-Martínez – 5 questions about herself and the iPC H2020 project.
1 July, 2019

Faces of iPC: Pavel Sumazin, Baylor College of Medicine

Today in a talk with Pavel Sumazin – 5 questions about himself and the iPC H2020 project.
13 June, 2019

Who are the faces of iPC?

Who are the people of iPC who work every day to fight against paediatric cancer? In our series “Faces of iPC” we call the people working within the project before the curtain. Find out more about their background, their role...
6 May, 2019

Interview Alfonso Valencia

In this video we spoke to Alfonso Valencia from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. He explains his part in the iPC H2020 project which involves using the power of the supercomputer to analyse biological data. Mr. Valencia also touches on the...
22 April, 2019

Interview Diego di Bernardo

In this video we spoke with Diego di Bernardo from the University of Naples Federico II. about his professional background and some broader aspects of the European Commission funded H2020 iPC project which kicked off in January 2019. He also...
8 April, 2019

Interview María Rodríguez-Martínez

We recently spoke to Maria Rodriguez Martinez from IBM about the European Commission funded H2020 iPC project which kicked off in January 2019. As the technical coordinator, she shared her thoughts on some aspects of iPC including the challenges she...
18 January, 2019

iPC – Kick-off Meeting

The iPC project Kick-Off Meeting took place from 15th to 16th January 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland. During those two days, the iPC consortium met at the IBM premises. The first day was dedicated to get to know each other and...
1 January, 2019

iPC – Project

Under the technical leadership of Dr. María Rodríguez Martínez from IBM in Switzerland and the coordination of the Austrian-based private research company Technikon, consortium scientists are committed to a European Commission funded research project entitled individualizedPaediatricCure or iPC. In this...