Skanderup lab

@ Genome Institute of Singapore

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Computational Cancer Genomics
We are a computational biology group at Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS). We are particularly interested in developing and applying relevant computational and statistical approaches to solve emerging problems in cancer research. To accomplish this we work closely with excellent clinical research groups in Singapore and abroad.

Non-coding Cancer Genome
Non-protein-coding regulatory elements and transcripts take up a large fraction of the human genome, but their function and disease relevance are not well understood. We use computational approaches to identify and characterize cancer-causing non-coding elements from large cohorts of tumor genomes and molecular profiles.

Tumor Systems Biology
Signaling between cancer and non-malignant cells of the tumor microenvironment is critical in many aspects of tumor progression. However, there is a lack of approaches to study this phenomenon at scale in tumors. We are developing integrated experimental and computational techniques to study tumors at a systems level.

Research highlights

Integrative cancer genomics
Non-coding mutations in cancer
Discovery of miRNA-target interactions in cancer

Methods & online resources

OncoSG - Cancer Genomics Data Portal
Access cancer genomics data in R
Discover miRNA targets in cancer
cWords - Motif discovery from expression data
version 1.0 version 2.0 (web)


Yu Amanda Guo (PostDoc)
PhD in bioinformatics and genetics from Cornell University, USA.

Umesh Ghoshdastider (PostDoc)
PhD in biochemistry and bioinformatics from Goethe University, Germany.

Neha Rohatgi (PostDoc)
PhD in systems biology, University of Iceland.

Guanhua Peter Zhu (PostDoc)
PhD in computational biology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Mei Mei Chang (Bioinformatics Scientist)
Bachelor in biostatistics from National University of Singapore.

Kiran Krishnamachari (Bioinformatics Scientist)
Bachelor in engineering, National University of Singapore.

Weitai Huang (Graduate student)
A*STAR/NUS graduate student.

Marjan Mojtabavi Naeini (Graduate student)
A*STAR ARAP fellow.

Anders Jacobsen Skanderup (Principal Investigator)
PI at GIS and Adjunct Assistant Professor at School of Computing, National University of Singapore. PhD in bioinformatics from University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and previously a Postdoc at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA.

Current interns
- Dylan Lu, University of British Columbia
- Alexander Swift-Scott, University of British Columbia

Past lab members and interns
Hamzeh Mesrian, University of Isfahan; Egor Revkov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology; Anuar Yeraliyev, University of British Columbia; Kayla Lee, University of British Columbia; Satwik Bhattamishra, Birla ITS; Tanmay Kulshrestha, Birla ITS; Karthik MuthuKumar, Northeastern University, Boston; Tin Nguyen, University of Science, HCM City; Sundar Solai, Harvard University; Probhonjon Baruah, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati


Selected publications

See Google Scholar for a complete list of publications.