What we do

Our main task at the Bioinformatics Core Unit (BCU) is to support the research groups at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR) with computational and statistical services. Our research interests are focused on the genetics and biology of cancer with a major emphasis on lymphomas and epithelial cancers, such as prostate, breast and ovarian cancer. Importantly, more than as just a supporting role, we proactively identify and develop novel bioinformatics projects that can complement and in many cases drive our biologic research. In collaboration with the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics we develop innovative data analysis tools, visualization software and database resources for genomics research.

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Bellinzona institute oncology

Luciano Cascione
Bioinformatics Core Unit
Institute of Oncology Research, Bellinzona
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Domains of activity:

  • Core facility and competence centre
  • Biomarkers
  • Biostatistics
  • DNA Microarrays
  • Drug resistance
  • Epigenetics
  • Machine learning
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Oncology
  • Software engineering
  • Transcriptomics

Domain of application:

  • Medicine and health