The goal of the ICGex project is to advance the integration of genomic data in large-scale cancer development mechanism research programs with the ultimate aim of innovative medical applications
The close link between the ICGex and SiRIC-Curie programs
ICGex aims to increase our DNA sequencing capacities and put in place infrastructures for the optimization, fluidity and safeguarding of bi-directional exchanges of biological material and information between researchers, platform analysis and clinicians.
ICGex is at the heart of the new basic and clinical research axes that benefit patients and are strongly rooted in SiRIC-Curie’s objectives.
Both projects are directed by Dr Olivier Delattre
The 3 pillars of the ICGex project
- The development of high throughput sequencing to accelerate the production of genomic data
- The automation of the Biological Resource Centre (BRC) to streamline the biological sample circuit
- The integration of clinical and biological data with the objective of better harnessing the generated data
These three pillars are accompanied by a global reflection on ethics in the frame of the development of high throughput sequencing.
An optimized environment for equipment
Since the beginning of the ICGex project (2011), robust infrastructures have been put in place that today allow researchers and clinician/researchers to benefit from an optimized research environment on cancer genomics:
- Adapted equipment and infrastructures (sequencers, calculation and storage servers, automated refrigerated cabinets, robots …)
- Sequencing and analysis expertise
- Biological material availability
- Help for ethical project submission
- A first series of tools for the integration of clinical and biological data
- Financial support for sequencing projects