Josipa Bilic Zimmermann holds a PhD in molecular biology and a title of University Expert in Project Management from La Salle, Ramon y Llull University. She has a broad international scientific background spanning cancer, stem cells and developmental biology. Her main duties in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program consist of providing scientific and administrative support to the team in acquiring competitive funds for the research, managing of the subsidized grants, as well as executing specific functions that may be delegated by the Director of the Program.
Bioinformàtica, anàlisi de dades de microarrays, data mining, machine learning, pattern discovery, biomarcadors i susceptibilitat
Bioinformàtica, biologia de sistemes, data mining
Biologia, bioinformàtica, biologia de sistemes, integració d’informació biològica, anàlisi de dades de microarrays, biomarcadors i susceptibilitat
Robert Carreras-Torres is a research fellow at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona since 2018, when he received an MSCA Individual Fellowship. He completed his PhD in Human Genetics in 2014 at the Department of Animal Biology – Anthropology of the University of Barcelona. In 2014-2018, he trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Genetic Unit at the International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Lyon. Robert’s professional interests involve the integration of multi-omic layers (phenome, genome, transcriptome, metagenome) for a better understanding of complex traits and diseases and their interaction with the microbiome. Also, the identification of causal relationships using novel Mendelian randomization or similar statistical approaches for a better risk prediction assessment at individual and population level.
Currently she is working as a biostatistician in genetic epidemiology. Her main interest is identifying the genetic causes of colorectal cancer. To this end, her work focuses on the analysis of different data, including gene-environment interaction studies, copy number variation (CNV) and mosaicism, among others.
Álvaro Franquet Bonet is a statistician with a Master's in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics from the Open University of Catalonia. He has worked in the sector of technology companies applying algorithms for optimization and time series, as well as in the creation of dynamic documents. He currently works for two institutions: The Unit of Biomarkers and Susceptibility (Catalan Institute of Oncology) and the Department of Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics (University of Girona) as associate professor.
Systems administrator, helpdesk, web developer, bioinformatics.
Epidemiologia del càncer, estudis multicas-control. Investigació farmacològica, assajos clínics i farmacovigilància
Cancer prevention, public health, epidemiology
Pilar Medina is managing the health documentation for the screening programs of breast and colorectal cancer prevention. She is also providing a data base support to the Unit of Biomarkers and Susceptibility.
Nurse of the Biomarkers and Susceptibility Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology since 2017, collaborating in the study COLSCREEN: research project to improve the early detection of cancer, carrying out the recruitment of patients, interviews to obtain and record data, and collection of samples.