New OPUS project: Evolutionary genomics
We are happy to inform about a new project that will be realized within the framework of POB1.
Project entitled: "Evolutionary genomics: Modeling and prediction of progression of breast and lung cancer" has been just recommended for funding in the last NCN-Opus call.
Researchers plan to develop new mathematical and computational methods of estimating the growth and progression of solid tumors based on the distribution of DNA variants at diagnosis. The topic is of current interest, as it is believed that deciphering the past of tumors leads to understanding the causes of their growth and progression. Researchers also hypothesize that understanding the pattern of mutations helps reconstruct the timeline of cancer progression before diagnosis, which is not observed. The outcome may help answer the question, how to detect cancers early, so they can be treated and cured, which has profound public health importance.
Congratulations to the project principal investigator, prof. Marek Kimmel.