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Flying in the face of cancer

27th February 2019

Using flies to reveal mechanisms of cancer development- Q&A with Dr Ribeiro Dr Paulo Ribeiro and his team. From left to right: Paulo Ribeiro, Lauren Dawson, Alberto Rizzo and Damien Goutte-Gattat. Dr Paulo Ribeiro is a Senior Lecturer and Group Leader in our Centre for Tumour Biology. His research group focuses on uncovering the molecular mechanisms […]

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Genomics project reaches goal of 100,000 genomes sequenced from NHS patients

6th December 2018

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced yesterday that a project involving Queen Mary researchers has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients.

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Accelerator Award to improve early detection and intervention of blood cancers

9th October 2018

BCI researchers are lead members of an international team to be funded by an Accelerator Award, which will bring together scientists from the UK, Spain and Italy in a bid to improve early detection and intervention of blood cancers.

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‘Chromosomal Catastrophes’ in Colorectal Cancer

5th September 2018

Understanding how cancers develop and change over time is a big challenge. For obvious reasons, scientists can’t simply sit and watch a cancer growing in a person. Members of the Evolution and Cancer Laboratory at the BCI, including lead author Dr William Cross, were part of a collaborative team that set out to identify when particular genetic changes arise during bowel cancer development.

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SNPnexus: Assessing the impact of genetic variation

30th August 2018

A team of researchers from BCI’s Centre for Molecular Oncology, led by Prof Claude Chelala, have made new developments to SNPnexus- a computational tool that allows for the assessment of the functional effect of sequence variants within the genome.

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Research explainer: Mis-segregation of human chromosomes

13th June 2018

Dr Sarah McClelland from Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, has recently published new research in the journal Cell Reports revealing new insights into why cell division can sometimes go wrong.

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