Transposcriptome-based identifier for precision medicine – TE4med


  • Prof. Didier Trono (EPFL)

Project presentation

April 20th 2018

Project presentation
May 13th 2019


Precision oncology relies on the characterization of molecular signatures of diagnostic and treatment selection value. An algorithm that ensures not only high sensitivity and specificity, but also extreme precision in the identification of tumor subtypes is key and missing.


Combine: 1. Advanced ML techniques. 2. The power of Transposable Elements as a highdensity barcode for cell identity. 3. High-throughput sequencing big data. To obtain biomarkers that define specific, sensitive and robust classifiers.


  1. Trace the origin of tumors.
  2. Predict their sensitivity to particular treatments.
  3. Monitor therapeutic responses.
  4. Detect relapses as early as possible.
  5. Identify new therapeutic targets.