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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

march, 2021

24mar2:00 pm3:00 pmUncovering Novel Roles Of MicroRNAs in Tumors Using The Cancer Genomics Cloud


Event Details


At the next Cancer Genome Cloud’s (CGC’s) monthly webinar series, NCI Research Fellow, Dr. Xavier Bofill-De Ros, will share his experiences leveraging the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) Cloud Resources to study microRNA and its mechanisms. He will present on:

  • analyzing microRNA isoforms in the cloud.
  • understanding the role of RNA structures on microRNA function.
  • applying “The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)” and multi-omics approach to mechanistic studies.

As one of NCI’s Cloud Resources, the CGC provides researchers access to a wide variety of data sets from NCI’s CRDC along with a catalog of tools to analyze and visualize the data directly from an internet browser.

The webinar series is free and available to the public.

Xavier, Bofill-De Ros, Ph.D.
Dr. Bofill-De Ros is a research fellow in NCI’s RNA Biology Laboratory. His research includes studies of how microRNA biogenesis affects tumor progression and mechanisms affecting microRNA stability. Dr. Bofill-De Ros also aided in NCI’s development of QuagmiR, the first cloud-based tool for microRNA isoform analysis.


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