The diseases that pose a challenge to today’s medicine have, to a large extent, a genetic origin or component. Therein the importance of early detection of genetic factors that may trigger the development of a disease.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) enables clinicians to explore their patients’ genomes and search for mutations and alterations.

Proyectos_Manu

To analyse these data and facilitate the diagnosis process, BISITE is developing a software that processes the patients’ genome data, detects variants and mutations and predicts the possibility of those changes evolving into pathologies. This software is technologically superior to the tools and products currently available in the market. It applies Machine Learning techniques and algorithms to improve predictive capacity and to detect subtle changes in the genome.

Equioi_HERMES (9)

Another objective of the proposed system is to perform tumour biopsies, and detect the sensitivity of these tumours to specific drugs.

This research work constitutes a major advance in the field of biotechnology and bioinformatics and highlights BISITE’s involvement in biomedical research.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.