Pilar Blancafort

Associate Professor, PhD Montr.

  • The University of Western Australia (M309), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M519), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Research

Dr. Pilar Blancafort research has focused on two areas; one is the manipulation of the epigenome in several cancer models, such as breast cancer. This includes the development of DNA binding proteins to reactivate dormant tumour suppressors , and the stable repression of oncogenic drivers. More recently Dr. Blancafort has harnessed CRISPR/Cas9 models to reactivate the immune response in breast cancer. In collaboration with several investigators, she has implemented  targeted delivered systems for CRISPR in primary solid tumors. More recently Dr. Blancafort has studied the role of novel oncogenes in activating the PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway in breast and ovarian cancers. In sum, her research outcomes are the development of new agents to target specific patways as specialised medicine tools in the field of womens cancers.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research expertise keywords

  • genome engineering, women's cancers, cancer epigenetics

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