PO21 Precision Oncology

Course Description

Precision Oncology (PO) is already revolutionizing healthcare and will play a dominant role in the future of cancer therapy. PO integrates tumor multi-omic profiles and data that reflect the course of the disease, lifestyle and environment to guide clinical decisions during cancer patient journey such as prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Bioinformatics analyses are essential to identify patients who will benefit from treatment based on their molecular profile, and to tailor chemotherapeutic regimens accordingly. Talks: What makes it challenging to establish a Federated EGA node? The experience of ELIXIR Norway Talks comprise a series of monthly webinars given by collaborators and guest experts.

About this Event

Kjell Petersen, ELIXIR Norway's Technical Coordinator, is one of the people involved in the implementation of Norway's local instance of the European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA). Therefore, he will showcase the challenges associated with the establishment of a Federated EGA.

Molecular Bioinformatics

This course aims at providing theoretical and practical knowledge about the several bioinformatic tools commonly used in biological and health sciences research. The course has a strong "hands on" component and covers essential bioinformatics topics such as sequence databases and data retrieval, sequence alignment, nucleotide and protein sequence analysis to infer biological functions, primer and siRNA design, gene ontology search, and multiple databases query for nucleic acid and protein sequence analysis.