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BIOINFORMATICS PERSONNEL


Chiappori Federica CV

  Chiappori Federica

federica.chiappori * itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council
Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Voice: (+39) 02-26422600
FAX: (+39) 02-26422660

Research Area: Bioinformatics

Federica Chiappori received the bachelor's degree in Molecular Biothecnology in 2003 and the Master's degree in Bioinformatics in 2005 from the University of Milano-Bicocca. She received PhD in Environmental Science and Public Health. Her research activities take place in the field of structural molecular modelling, particularly in the field of drug discovery and interaction analysis, employing docking and molecular dynamics for the study of protein-ligand and protein-protein binding.


 


Consiglio Arianna CV

  Consiglio Arianna

arianna.consiglio * ba.itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council - Section of Bari
Via Amendola 122/D Bari, Italy
Voice: (+39) 080 5929666
FAX: (+39) 080 5929690

Research Area:  Bioinformatics

Arianna Consiglio obtained a degree in Computer Science at University of Bari "Aldo Moro" in 2006, and a Master in IT Government at Roma Tre University in 2009. From 2007 to 2009, she worked at FORMIT Servizi S.p.A. for the project "Study and development of an ICT platform based on predictive computational models for integrated solutions in operative and credit risk

assessment". Since November 2009 she works as Research Fellow at CNR ITB Bari, in the Bioinformatics Group. Main research activities: statistical analysis of bioinformatics data generated by Next Generation Sequencing and Exon Array platforms; development of web application and content management systems, aimed at publishing Bioinformatics tools and databases.


 


Cupaioli Anna Francesca CV

  Cupaioli Anna Francesca

francesca.cupaioli * itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council
Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Voice: (+39) 
02-26422622
FAX: (+39) 02-26422660
Research Area: 
Bioinformatics

Francesca Cupaioli obtained her degree in Biology with Application in Biomedical Research (110/110) in October 2007, and received the PhD in Molecular Medicine, in December 2010 at the University of Milan. Since March 2006 she is employed in the Neurochemistry laboratory, Degenerative Disease Section. Her current research activities concern the isolation and characterization of cellular organelles involved in aging processes.


 


De Caro Giorgio CV

 De Caro Giorgio

giorgio.decaro * ba.itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council - Section of Bari
Via Amendola 122/D Bari, Italy
Voice: (+39) 080 5929680
FAX: (+39) 080 5929690

Research Area:  Bioinformatics

Giorgio De Caro obtained a master's degree in Computer Science at University of Bari in 2009. Since 2009 he is a contract researcher at CNR - Institute for Biomedical Technologies - Bari. His activities regards: design and deployment of biological database and data integration; development of web interface and software application.


 


D'Elia Domenica CV

  D'Elia Domenica

domenica.delia * ba.itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council - Section of Bari
Via Amendola 165/A 70126 Bari, Italy
Voice: (+39) 080 5929674
FAX: (+39) 080 5929690

Research Area:  Bioinformatics & Transcriptomics


Her research interests were for long time focused on experimental studies aiming to clarify regulatory mechanisms controlling mitochondrial biogenesis and molecular basis of human mitochondrial diseases (1989 -1995). Since 1996 her research interest has been extended to Bioinformatics, in particular to the development of biological databases for the management and analysis of

mitochondrial sequences, their pathological variants and proteins. These activities were carried out within different research projects at national and European levels. Presently, she is leading a research project in collaboration with the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Bari, aiming to the development of new computational tools which exploit data and graph mining

techniques to highlight the role of miRNAs on post-transcriptional control of genome expression. She is also collaborating in the analysis and interpretation of transcriptomics data for the study of the functional role of the tumour suppressor p53 family members in cellular proliferation and in the intracellular transduction of growth signals. She is authors of about 25 scientific publications in

Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics.


 


D'ursi Pasqualina CV

  D'ursi Pasqualina

pasqualina.dursi * itb.cnr.it

Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council
Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Voice: (+39) 02-26422600
FAX: (+39) 02-26422660

Research Area: Bioinformatics


Pasqualina D'Ursi received a BS degree in Biological Science and  a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine. Her research interests involve modelling, drug design and computational study of the impact of environmental pollutants on human health.


 


Gisel Andreas CV

  Gisel Andreas

andrea.gisel * ba.itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council - Section of Bari
Via Amendola 122/D Bari, Italy
Voice: (+39) 080 5929662
FAX: (+39) 080 5929690

Research Area:  Bioinformatics

1991 Diploma in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

1995 PhD in Molecular Biology at the Department of Plant Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

2001 Researcher in Bionformatics at Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland

2003 Senior researcher in Bioinformatics at CNR, Bari, Italy.

Andreas Gisel is Executive Board member of EMBnet, Management Committee member of the COST Action "Next Generation

Sequencing Data Analysis Network" and chair of one of the work groups. Further he is responsible of work group within a 7th

Framework project "AllBio" (Broadening the Bioinformatics Infrastructure to unicellular, animal, and plant science).

His main research areas include:
- Applied Gene Ontology:
- Analysis of small RNAs:
- Development of Bioinformatics tools and databases

Further Andreas Gisel is active on an international level on teaching in NGS data analysis approaches. For more information

visit www.ba.itb.cnr.it/gisel


 


Grillo Giorgio CV

  Grillo Giorgio

giorgio.grillo * ba.itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council - Section of Bari
Via Amendola 122/D  Bari, Italy
Voice: (+39) 080 5929665
FAX: (+39) 080 5929690

Research Area:  Bioinformatics

Giorgio Grillo obtained a degree in Computer Science at University of Bari and since 1993 he has taken part in CNR Bioinformatics group of Bari in the development of software for genomics and proteomics, in 2001 he became a researcher at the Institute for Biomedical Technologies CNR of Bari, Italy.

Since then he has been involved in many national and international research projects for his expertise in the analysis of biosequences and their functional characterization, in the linguistic and computational analysis in nucleotide sequences. His main skills are the software implementation of methods for sequence analysis, the design, development and implementation of bioinformatic

databases largely used by international researchers and in the management of query systems.


 


Gnocchi Matteo CV

Gnocchi Matteo

matteo.gnocchi * itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council
Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Voice: (+39) 02-26422600
FAX: (+39) 02-26422660

Research Area: Bioinformatics

Matteo Gnocchi received a BS degree in Information Technologies and Communication. Since 2008 he is staff scientist at the Italian National Research Council at the Institute of Biomedical Technologies (CNR-ITB) headed by Dr. Luciano Milanesi. His main research interests are in the field of the Bioinformatics data integration; in particular the development of Informatics System and service for Biological data integration and manipulation through Internet.


 



Liucci Flavio Vito CV

  Liucci Flavio Vito

flavio.liucci * ba.itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council - Section of Bari
Via Amendola 122/D  Bari, Italy
Voice: (+39) 080 5929664
FAX: (+39) 080 5929690

Research Area:  Bioinformatics

Vito Flavio Licciulli obtained a degree in Computer Science at University of Bari in 1992. Since 1994 he is involved in Bioinformatics with the Bari BioInformatics Group and he is a researcher at the C.N.R.- Istitute for Biomedical Technologies (ITB), Bari(Italy).

His main research activity are: design, development, implementation and maintenance of biological databases and biological data integration; development of bioinformatics software and WEB interfaces. He has published about 30 scientific publications on international journal in these fields. He is responsible for the database and operating systems management at ITB-CNR-Bari institute

and he is member of the BITS (Bioinformatics Italian Society).


 


Liuni Sabino CV

  Liuni Sabino

sabino.liuni * ba.itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council - Section of Bari
Via Amendola 122/D  Bari, Italy
Voice: (+39) 080 5929667
FAX: (+39) 080 5929690

Research Area:  Bioinformatics

Sabino Liuni has a degree in  Biological Sciences  at the University of Bari and is senior researcher at Institute for Biomedical Technologies (Italy). His interest has been focused mainly on the design and implementation of specialized databases of nucleotide sequences and on the development of algorithms for the analysis of biosequence information.  He also developed a

specialized database of untranslated regions of eukaryotic mRNAs and related regulatory elements, which is widely used at international level.  He currently interest has been focused on development, analysis and management of data generated by High-Throughput platforms of Next Generation Sequencing in Cancer and Metagenomics projects.


 


Losito Nicola CV

  Losito Nicola

nicola.losito * ba.itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council - Section of Bari
Via Amendola 122/D  Bari, Italy
Voice: (+39) 080 5929666
FAX: (+39) 080 5929690

Research Area:  Bioinformatics

Nicola Losito obtained a degree in Computer Science at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna in 2005. Since 2007 he is involved in bioinformatics within the Bari's research support unit of C.N.R.- Istitute for Biomedical Technologies (ITB) as a contract researcher. His main activities at the Bari's UOS are: deployment, management and maintenance of the technological

infrastructure; he also does support and ICT documentation activities.


 



Merelli Ivan CV

  Merelli Ivan

ivan.merelli * itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council
Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Voice: (+39) 02-26422600
FAX: (+39) 02-26422660

Research Area: Bioinformatics

Ivan Merelli is currently research fellow at the Institute for Biomedical Technologies (ITB) of the National Research Council (CNR) in the Bioinformatics Division. He received his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis about molecular surface modelling and analysis. In February 2009 he received a PhD in Computer Science from the university of Milano - Bicocca with a research project about surface matching for macromolecular docking and functional annotation. His research activities concern the development of software for sequence based genomics and for structural proteomics research, with particular interest in protein-protein interactions. He works actively on the implementation of high performance bioinformatics software using cluster infrastructures and grid distributed platforms. He has been involved in the development of databases and computational solutions for projects of Integrative System Biology, gene expression analyses and drug discovery.


 


Mezzelani Alessandra CV

  Mezzelani Alessandra

alessandra.mezzelani * itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council
Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Voice: (+39) 02-26422606
FAX: (+39) 02-26422660

Research Area: Bioinformatics

Alessandra Mezzelani received a BS degree in Animal genetics and a Ph.D in Veterinary biotechnology. Since 1995 he is researcher, first at the National Institute of cancer (Milan), and than at the Italian National Research Council at the Institute of Biomedical Technologies (CNR-ITB). She is involved in several projects in the field of human health. She is author in 41 publications in the field of animal and human cytogenetics and in molecular biology of human diseases and food.


 


Milanesi Luciano CV

  Milanesi Luciano

luciano.milanesi * itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council
Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Voice: (+39) 02-26422604
Cell: (+39) 3351050042
FAX: (+39) 02-26422770
Research Area: Bioinformatics

Luciano Milanesi received a BS degree in Atomic Physics and the specialisation degree in Health and Hospital Physics. Since 1987 he is staff scientist at the Italian National Research Council at the Institute of Biomedical Technologies (CNR-ITB). He is the  coordinator of the CNR Interdepartmental Bioinformatics Research Network in Life science, Medicine and ICT and in several National and European projects. He is author in more than 300 publications in the field of Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Medical Informatics.


 


Mosca Ettore CV

  Mosca Ettore

ettore.mosca * itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council
Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Voice: (+39) 02-26422600
FAX: (+39) 02-26422660

Research Area: Bioinformatics

Dr. Ettore Mosca is researcher at CNR-ITB. He received his BS in Molecular Biotechnologies, his MS in Bioinformatics and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Milan-Bicocca. His research activities include the modeling of biological pathways as dynamical systems and the development of strategies for the interpretation of multiple "-omics" data (mainly genetic variants and gene expression) using molecular interactions and biological pathways. EM has been involved in several Italian (ITALBIONET, LITBIO, INTEROMICS) and European (BIOINFOGRID, EGEE, NET2DRUG and MIMOMICS) projects.


 


Moscatelli Marco CV

Moscatelli Marco

marco.moscatelli * itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council
Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Voice: (+39) 02-26422600
FAX: (+39) 02-26422660

Research Area: Bioinformatics

Marco Moscatelli received his degree in Bioinformatics July 19, 2010. Work on the management of heterogeneous data and their representation through a web interface. He attended the Seventh Annual General Meeting of the Bioinformatics Italian Society (April 14-16, 2010 Bari, Italy) and the fourth national conference on particulate matter (May 18-20, 2010 Venice, Italy). Now he works at Institute for Biomedical Technologies ITB - CNR.


 


Orro Alessandro CV

Orro Alessandro

alessandro.orro * itb.cnr.it
Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council
Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Voice: (+39) 02-26422600
FAX: (+39) 02-26422660

Research Area: Bioinformatics

Alessandro Orro received his Ph.D. degree in electronics and computer engineering in February 2005, after a three-year course at the University of Cagliari, Italy, under the supervision of Professor G. Armano. He is currently working at Italian National Research Council at the Institute of Biomedical Technologies (CNR-ITB). His main research interests are in the field of Bioinformatics; in particular he is investigating multiple alignment algorithms and techniques for protein secondary structure prediction. The underlying techniques and tools, such as genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks, fall into the category of soft computing.


 

 


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