24th Porto Cancer Meeting 2017
Liquid biopsy: bringing precision medicine closer to oncology
José Luís Costa
i3s – Ipatimup
José Luis Costa carried out his undergraduate studies at the University of Porto in Portugal and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biology at Uppsala University in Sweden. Prior to joining the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP) in 2006, he carried out postdoctoral research at the Vrije University Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2014 he was appointed Affiliated Professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Porto. He is also Scientific Coordinator of the Genomics Core Facility at the newly established Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde – i3S. His career has focused on understanding the crucial genetic events that are the basis for the development and progression of cancer. To develop his work, he uses diverse genomic techniques, ranging from basic molecular biology tools to high-throughput technologies. Currently, he aims to deepen his translational research in order to be able to contribute his knowledge of genomics for the benefit of patients through the application of the latest technologies in the diagnosis and the search for precision therapies.