Sergi Beltran, Head of Bioinformatics Unit and the Data Analysis Team, will develop innovative solutions to facilitate in-depth genomic and cross-omics analysis of molecularly undiagnosed RD patients in collaboration with Juan Ramón González Ruiz

BCN, 10 Dec, 2020.- Researchers from the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) will lead and take part in three research projects thanks to funding from La Marató de TV3 and Catalunya Ràdio.

 

Sergi Beltran, Head of Bioinformatics Unit and the Data Analysis Team at the CNAG-CRG, has received 300,000 euros jointly with Juan Ramón González Ruiz at IS Global to develop innovative solutions to facilitate in-depth genomic and cross-omics analysis of molecularly undiagnosed rare disease patients. 

The project aims to discover novel causative genes and enable the diagnosis of rare disease patients. The efforts will build on the Undiagnosed Rare Disease Program of Catalonia (URD-Cat) project and platform, in collaboration with many hospital research groups in Catalonia.

 

A total of 91 research teams will receive funding from this year’s La Marató. The funds will go to 41 projects, with the aim of improving the quality and life expectancy of people living with rare diseases.                                                                                                                                

More than €14 million were raised in last year’s La Marató. In its 28-year history, La Marató has funded 913 research projects, involving 8,500 researchers.