Translational disease systems biology in the Brunak Group
The Brunak Group aims for understanding multi-morbidity disease progression patterns and their relation to treatment events. The group integrates heterogeneous life science data from the molecular and clinical domains and is also engaged in methodology of translational utility, such as techniques of relevance within precision medicine.
The Brunak Group has specific interest in genes and proteins, which play a role in several diseases, genes that may rationalize clinically observed patterns of multi-morbidity, or be of interest in relation to treatment strategies in the domain of chronic pathology.
The group aims for discriminating between treatment-related disease correlations and other comorbidities, stratifying patients not only from their genotype but also on phenotypic data from resources such as clinical descriptions in electronic medical records.
“Together with our secure supercomputing infrastructure, that is designed to handle population-wide data from Denmark and other countries, our goal is to complement classical epidemiology towards disease-spectrum wide analyses in a lifelong perspective, that can take events separated by long time periods into account,” says Professor and Group Leader Søren Brunak.
The human genome, proteome variation and personalized medicine are themes with a strong focus in the group. In particular the ranking of treatment options and the reduction of patient-specific adverse drug reactions. Data integration and machine learning methods development in the big biomedical data domain is a major theme, as is the design of supercomputing infrastructure and private cloud solutions needed for person-sensitive data integrity.
From Danish population-wide health data, we have developed a disease trajectory concept that can stratify patients according to longitudinal patterns rather than conventional subgroups of a single disease. The concept can, for example, estimate the mortality risk from a long-term prehistory of a single diagnosis. The approach can aggregate long and short timescales, for example combining 20-40 years of disease history with high-frequency data from short timescales from a single admission.
The group also works on classical systems biology level analysis.
“Network biology concepts in complex disease comorbidities”
The latter is exemplified by our work explaining why Down syndrome patients may survive due to protective effects build into the human protein interactome.
“Chromosome-wise Protein Interaction Patterns and Their Impact on Functional Implications of Large-Scale Genomic Aberrations”
Brunak group news
|Agnete Troen Lundgaard||PhD Fellow||+4535332367|
|Alejandro Aguayo Orozco||Assistant Professor||+4535333981|
|Alexander Pil Henriksen||Research Assistant||+4535335381|
|Amalie Dahl Haue||Postdoc||+4535337415|
|Anders Fuglsang||Research Assistant||+4535332077|
|Ann Dieu Nguyen Pham||External|
|Anna Puggaard Klemen Sørensen||Master Student|
|Bénédict Paul J Marien||IT Officer, FU|
|Catherine Bjerre Collin||Senior Consultant||+4535326608|
|Celia Burgos Sequeros||Academic Research Staff||+4535332041|
|Christian Kim Eschen||PhD Fellow||+4535326091|
|Christina Buk Vester||Research Program Coordinator||+4535333619|
|Christopher Møller||IT Officer, FU|
|David Ellinghaus||Associate Professor||+4535328258|
|Davide Placido||PhD Fellow||+4535333509|
|Elena Papaleo||Associate Professor||+4535320697|
|Eva Roitmann||Research Consultant||+4535327818|
|Felix Pacheco Pastor||IT Officer|
|Ioannis Louloudis||Academic Research Staff|
|Isabella Friis Jørgensen||Assistant Professor||+4535333807|
|Jessica Xin Hjaltelin||Assistant Professor||+4535337734|
|Jorge Hernansanz Biel||Academic Staff||+4535331592|
|Jose Juan Almagro Armenteros||Postdoc||+4535320172|
|Karina Banasik||Associate Professor||+4521179328|
|Kenny Emil Aunstrup||Research Assistant||+4535325760|
|Kristoffer Sølvsten Burgdorf||Associate Professor|
|Laust Hvas Mortensen||Guest Researcher||+4535327737|
|Lisa Cantwell||Academic Research Staff||+4535324047|
|Miguel Herrera Bustillo||Master Student|
|Moreno Papetti||Research Consultant|
|Nicolai Skovbjerg Arildsen||External||+4535330935|
|Nicoline Wichmand Thorsen||Academic Staff|
|Olivier Thierry Taboureau||Associate Professor||+4535335819|
|Peter Christoffer Holm||PhD Fellow||+4535324226|
|Piotr Jaroslaw Chmura||Research Programmer||+4535337491|
|Ricardo Hernandez Medina||No job title||+4535324711|
|Rikke Louise Jacobsen||Research Assistant||+4526170897|
|Roc Reguant||PhD Fellow||+4560909362|
|Rooshanie Nadia Ejaz||Research Assistant||+4535331098|
|Sara Marie Skriver Svendsen||External|
|Sebastian Mattia Mears Werge||PhD Fellow||+4535336753|
|Sedrah Butt Balaganeshan||Research Assistant||+4535324704|
|Sif Ingibergsdóttir Novitski||Research Assistant||+4535322026|
|Siri Amalie Vulpius||Academic Staff||+4527120365|
|Solveig Walløe Harpøth||Special Consultant||+4535320780|
|Søren Brunak||Head of Research||+4535325026|
|Thomas Folkmann Hansen||Associate Professor||+4535326988|
|Timo Röder||Research Assistant|
|Tina Vinther Dahl||Special Consultant|
|Troels Siggaard||Research Programmer||+4526472966|
|Ulrik Plesner Jacobsen||Academic Research Staff||+4535332513|
|Victorine Patricia Muse||PhD Fellow||+4535337019|
|Zak Rehman||Master Student||+4593958123|