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Manel Esteller is one of the world’s most renowned researchers in the field of epigenetics. This discipline examines changes in the expression of genes not found in the DNA sequence, and therefore are not inherited. Epigenetics, therefore, can explain things that are beyond genetics, such as the fact that two twins with identical genetic material don’t develop a cancer at the same time. In this sense, the work of Manel Esteller has been instrumental in demonstrating that all human cancers have in common a specific chemical alteration: the hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes.
Esteller has authored over 200 scientific articles and editor of several publications of international relevance. He has won numerous awards, the last of which was the prize of the World Summit Meeting of Health and Pfizer Award for Innovation in Biomedical Research, which was on October of last year.