The Bioinformatics and Modelling group’s vision is to enable benefits for patients through integrated computational and biological modeling. The main objective is to enable translationally-oriented research through strong collaborations at the LIH and abroad. This requires making sense of the large and complex datasets obtained from patients, animal and cell line models. The group’s top priority is the development of novel computational models for cancer patient stratification and drug response prediction using multi-omics data. The scientists within the group lead and enable cross-disciplinary research partnerships, which benefit from their diverse expertise in: a. Biological network modeling and analysis; c. Integrative, large-scale analysis of multi-omics data; and C. Biostatistics and machine learning.

Research projects

  • “Drug repositioning for the treatment of myocardial infarction through systems biology approaches (INFUSED)”, Luxembourg’s National Research Fund (FNR) / Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
  • “Non-coding RNA regulatory circuits in glioma” (CIRCUITOMA), FNR, INTER programme.
  • “New tools for the prediction of influential nodes and links in multi-level cancer-related networks”, FNR, Luxembourg-Singapore cooperation programme, 2016-2018

Featured Publications

Oncogenic KIT mutations induce STAT3-dependent autophagy to support cell proliferation in acute myeloid leukemia.

  • Computational Biomedecine
July 16, 2019
2019 Jul. Oncogenesis.8(8):39.
  • Larrue C
  • Heydt Q
  • Saland E
  • Boutzen H
  • Kaoma T
  • Sarry JE
  • Joffre C
  • Recher C.

Distribution and prognostic impact of microglia/macrophage subpopulations in gliomas.

  • Luxembourg Center of Neuropathology
  • Neuro-Oncology Laboratory
  • Computational Biomedecine
July 01, 2019
2019 Jul. Brain Pathol.29(4):513-529. Epub 2019 Jan 15.
  • Zeiner PS
  • Preusse C
  • Golebiewska A
  • Zinke J
  • Iriondo A
  • Muller A
  • Kaoma T
  • Filipski K
  • Muller-Eschner M
  • Bernatz S
  • Blank AE
  • Baumgarten P
  • Ilina E
  • Grote A
  • Hansmann ML
  • Verhoff MA
  • Franz K
  • Feuerhake F
  • Steinbach JP
  • Wischhusen J
  • Stenzel W
  • Niclou SP
  • Harter PN
  • Mittelbronn M.
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