The Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine
About The Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine
Located in Torino in the context of the Molecular Biotechnology Center and the Institute of Translational Medicine of the University of Turin (www.unito.it), Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM) is a newly established, in 2016, not-for-profit entity promoted by the University and the Politecnico of Turin (www.polito.it), and the philanthropic foundation Compagnia di San Paolo (www.compagniadisanpaolo.it). Born in 2010 as Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), a research institute with assorted expertise ranging from population studies to basic epigenetic mechanisms, the mission of the new IIGM is to become a reference institution in the area of translational researches and precision medicine, contributing significantly to continuous medical innovation foreseen in the coming years both at diagnostic and therapeutic level.
Major objectives of IIGM are:
To promote and underpin the network of local and national collaborations between charities, research institutes and academia in domains relevant for translational research to be considered as a bridge between basic research and translational medicine.
To become a major research driver of the "Parco della Salute e della Scienza", the future biomedical campus of the University of Turin.
To contribute to the achievement of high international standards of the "Parco della Salute e della Scienza" in delivery translational medicine and related research activities.
To develop research projects with high potential impact in terms of both scientific excellence and IP in the fields of translational research and precision medicine.
IIGM is a growing research center, which will initially focus on translational research and precision medicine in the areas of Lung Cancer and Pediatric Tumors (particularly Sarcomas and Leukemia). For the first years of activities, the Scientific Director will recruit 6-10 group leaders with a possible expertise in areas related to the following fields:
• Data Science and Advanced Bioinformatics
• Genomics and Epigenetics
• Molecular Epidemiology
• Tumor Immunology and Micro-environment
• Cancer Stem Cells
• Mouse Models of Cancer
The new IIGM activities will be supported by in site and off site world-class facilities, some of which are already available at the Institute, while others will be available through the collaboration with academic centers or by direct implementation at IIGM.
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Description of the position Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Scientific Director will have a key role in shaping the future of IIG...