Weghorn Lab

Evolutionary Processes Modeling

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The Weghorn Lab is part of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain. Our research focuses on analyzing evolving systems, particularly cancer tumors and the human population. We analyze sequencing and other biological datasets and develop mathematical and computational approaches to estimate selection. An important aspect of this effort is to investigate mutational processes and the heterogeneity of mutation rate. Ultimately, the information we are able to glean about the impact of genetic changes could aid in the description of novel biological mechanisms and with the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

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Lab news

October 2020 We welcome Hossam, Claudia S. and Nicola, joining the group as PhD students.
September 2020 Veronica joins the group as a postdoc to work on mathematical modeling.
July 2020 Our paper on human de novo mutation rates in exonic vs intronic DNA sequences is out.
October 2019 Michel joins the group as a postdoc and initiates our first experiments.
October 2019 We congratulate Miguel on his 'la Caixa' INPhINIT PhD fellowship.
April 2019 The lab celebrates receiving the Plan Estatal funding from the Spanish government.
February 2019 Claudia G. becomes a member of the group.
February 2019 We welcome David to the group, joining with an INTREPiD post-doctoral fellowship co-funded by the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND program.
October 2018 Miguel becomes a member of the group.