Genome Biology Group

Rolf I. Skotheim

The research group aims to improve the diagnosis and management of cancer by utilizing genome technologies. Particular emphasis is put on prostate, testicular and colorectal cancers. Cancer genomes and transcriptomes are studied by a combination of computational biology and wet-lab based approaches. Mutation analyses in cancer clearly benefit from knowing which genes and variants that are actually expressed. In this line, the group has particularly specialized in RNA-level analyses. An interdisciplinary set of competences is required to perform meaningful genome-scale cancer research. As such, the personnel have their basic education across the disciplines of biology, informatics, and medicine.

The group is member of the K. G. Jebsen Research Centre for Colorectal Cancer.

Prostate cancer
Testicular germ cell tumour
Colorectal cancer

Interfocal heterogeneity of prostate cancer
RNA variation caused by aberrant splicing and as a source of cancer biomarkers
Fusion gene identification and characterisation

Contact information:

Department of Molecular Oncology, Institute for Cancer Research
Oslo University Hospital-Radiumhospitalet
P.O.Box 4953 Nydalen, NO-0424 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 2278 1727 / +47 2293 4000
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