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MOBILE GENOMES & DISEASE

'We investigate the impact of mobile DNA on disease, and the genetic mechanisms that make cancers transmissible'

PhD. Michael Metzger has visited MGD lab to establish current and future collaborations between our groups. Metzger's lab focuses on the intersection between genomics, cancer, and the evolution of host-pathogen interactions. During these days we have also had the opportunity to attend a talk he gave at the CIMUS about transmissible cancers.


Over the next three years, Sonia will study new mutational processes mediated by retrotransposons in cancer. Congratulations!


He will join the SCUBA CANCERS Project team to explore the genetic causes of cancer under the sea


She was awarded a €200K fellowship from Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) to investigate the impact of somatic retrotransposition on cancer genome function


He presents our recent work entitled 'Pan-cancer analysis of whole genomes reveals driver rearrangements promoted by LINE-1 retrotransposition in human tumours'


Our PhD student Alicia L. Bruzos got the first prize for the best poster presentation at the XX Marine Resources Forum for her research on cockle reference genome sequencing.


Our PhD student Eva G. Alvarez got the first prize for the best poster presentation at the IBCG2017 meeting for her research on viruses and cancer


Over the next two years, Eva and Martin will study the role of mobile DNA in the cancer genome