Marta CascanteIdentification of the metabolic reprogramming underlying metastatic potential by model-driven multi-omic data analysis unveils new putative drug targets

    University of Barcelona, Spain

    Marta Cascante is Full Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Barcelona and leader of the Integrative Systems Biology, Metabolomics and Cancer team. She has authored over 200 publications, two of them cited in “Stryer” biochemistry textbook. She is partner of European translational research projects (H2020) in the field of systems medicine and metabolomics and member of the editorial advisory boards of Metabolomics and BMC systems Biology. She has been distinguished in 2015 with Icrea Academia Prize and with the Narcis Monturiol Medal of the Catalan Government for her scientific merits.

    Research interests are focused on cancer and metabolic diseases with the goal of elucidating the networks and pathways that are fundamental in their development and progression. More specifically, her team uses a Systems Medicine approach to identify key proteins in the metabolic reprogramming underlying multifactorial diseases, including cancer, to be used as biomarkers or drug targets. In the coming years her team plan to develop a multi-omic approach to construct genome-scale metabolic networks that accurately reflect short-term and long-term metabolic adaptations associated with metastasis and acquired therapeutic resistance. Furthermore, in the framework of H2020 project “PheNoMenal “, coordinated by EBI, her team  is contributing  to develop and deploy an e-infrastructure that makes it feasible for healthcare researchers to process analyze and mine molecular phenotyping data, to facilitate large-scale data analysis in the coming age of Precision Medicine.

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