Webinar by Elisa Oricchio
Cancer genomic alterations and 3D chromatin structures
EPFL, ISREC, Swiss Cancer Center Leman, Lausanne, Switzerland
Elisa Oricchio is an associate professor at EPFL. She received her Ph.D. in Italy in 2008 and continued her post-doctoral training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York. Her research focuses on cancer genomics and B-cell malignancies. Over the course of her career, she has identified oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes as new therapeutic targets or as biomarkers to better classify cancer patients (e.g., Battistello et al. Blood 2018, Dheilly et al. Cancer Cell 2020). More recently, as an independent investigator, she moved beyond the linear interpretation of the cancer genome integrating cancer genomic analyses in B-cell malignancies with the study of 3D chromatin conformation (Donaldson-Collier et al. Nat. Genetics 2019, Sungalee et al. Nat. Genetics 2021). Her work has been recognized with the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientist by the New York Academy of Science, the Lorini Award for Italian Scientist in Cancer Research, and the Prix Leenaards for Translation Research. She serves as a representative of young scientists in the board of the European Association of Cancer Research (EACR).