Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo Group
The Fernández-Capetillo laboratory focuses on the use of cell-based phenotypic screens for the development of new medicines. Neglected until rather recently, due to a focus on target-oriented drug development, phenotypic screens have yielded some of the most important medical advances to our societies. With the help of automatized microscopes, the laboratory designs phenotypic screens that aim to mimic a disease condition. The research mostly focuses on diseases that are largely neglected by the industry, or in the repositioning of current medically approved drugs for their use in other diseases.
Our recently started laboratory at Karolinska Institutet focuses on the implementation of cell-based phenotypic screens oriented to the discovery and development of novel molecules to improve the efficiency of various diseases. At present, our interests are spread among a variety of topics, such as the discovery of new medicines for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the search for chemical modulators of the immune response, or the discovery of molecules that can regulate the levels of RNA and protein production in cells.
|Jordi Carreras Puigvert||Project manager|
|Alba Corman||R&D trainee|
|Maria Häggblad||Research engineer|
|Louise Lidemalm||Laboratory technician|
|Per Moberg||Research coordinator|
A Genome-wide CRISPR Screen Identifies CDC25A as a Determinant of Sensitivity to ATR Inhibitors.
Mol. Cell 2016 Apr;62(2):307-13
USP7 is a SUMO deubiquitinase essential for DNA replication.
Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 2016 Apr;23(4):270-7
NSMCE2 suppresses cancer and aging in mice independently of its SUMO ligase activity.
EMBO J. 2015 Nov;34(21):2604-19
Increased Rrm2 gene dosage reduces fragile site breakage and prolongs survival of ATR mutant mice.
Genes Dev. 2015 Apr;29(7):690-5
The maternal side of Fanconi Anemia.
Mol. Cell 2014 Sep;55(6):803-4