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Using network theory to identify cancer driver genes.

Caselle M.
  Mercoledì 13/09   09:00 - 13:00   Aula A222   V - Biofisica e fisica medica
The identification of cancer driver genes is one of the most important open problems in cancer biology. From a physicist point of view it is also a perfect laboratory to test the performances of theoretical tools like network theory or the theory of stochastic processes to address complex biological problems. In this talk we discuss a few different strategies to identify these cancer drivers starting from transcriptional data and combining them with genomic information form public databases.