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An IRB Barcelona project on computational biology receives an ERC Advanced Grant
Date:10/27/2011

s serving on several evaluation panels in Spain, Europe and the United States and he is an external consultant to a number of pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Orozco's research has been awarded various national and international prizes and receives funding from the Marcelino Botn Foundation.

The SimDNA project

The full name of Dr. Orozco's project is "Advanced multiscale simulation of DNA". SimDNA comprises three parts: the development of theoretical models and algorithms for computational simulations at several scales of resolution; the implementation of computational programmes; and the experimental validation of the predictions. The objective is to provide information about the structure and physical properties of nucleic acids and how these features explain the function of these molecules. Through SimDNA, the international scientific community will be provided with a series of computational tools that will unravel the behaviour of nucleic acids. The most direct application is in the field gene expression regulation and in epigenetics. In other words, the tools developed in the SimDNA project will allow scientists to fully understand the mechanisms that control gene expression.


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Contact: Snia Armengou
sonia.armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)
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