Fariselli Piero

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Curriculum Vitae
* Background:
1991 Master Degree in Physics, University of Bologna
1996 PhD in Biophysics, University of Genova.

* Previous positions:
2001-2016 Researcher at University of Bologna
1999-2001 PostDoc at University of Bologna
1999-2000 Fixed term position as Professor of Molecular Modelling (University of Ferrara)
1998-2000 Fixed term position as Professor of Biological Models (University of Bologna)
1996-1999 Fixed term position as Bioinformaticians (University of Bologna)

* Teaching
2016-present: Basic Physics courses at University of Padova.
2001-2016: Several Courses at University of Bologna. Coordinator of the International Master in Bioinformatics (2015-2016).

* Reviewing:
Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Structural Biology, European Journal of Biochemistry, Journal Neural Networks, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Proteins, Proteomics, Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB).

* Technological transfer
Scientific consultant for several companies 1995-2001.
Cofounder of BioDec s.r.l. (http://www.biodec.com).

* Research
Computational Biology, Machine-learning, mathematical and physical modelling.

Research areas
Computational Biology: the research activity concerns the development of mathematical models and algorithms to address Biomedical and Biophysical problems. In particular, in the last years, the research have focused on the predictions of structure, functions and interactions of biological molecules, including the effects of their variations on the cells or organisms

Machine-learning: this research concerns the development of new models and implementation of machine learning tools to tackle problems where direct solutions are not feasible, or the amount of data make them not applicable. Among the implemented methods, there are: Neural Networks (deep and shallow),
Extreme Learning Machines, Hidden Markov Models and Conditional Random Fields.

PF is co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Some of them can be found here:
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?sortby=pubdate&hl=it&user=W7Z7PPYAAAAJ&view_op=list_works
PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=fariselli+p[au]
Scopus: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=7004658043

Publications since 2017:

1: Savojardo C, Martelli PL, Fariselli P, Casadio R. DeepSig: deep learning
improves signal peptide detection in proteins. Bioinformatics. 2017 Dec 21. doi:
10.1093/bioinformatics/btx818. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29280997.

2: Milan M, Carraro L, Fariselli P, Martino ME, Cavalieri D, Vitali F, Boffo L,
Patarnello T, Bargelloni L, Cardazzo B. Microbiota and environmental stress: how
pollution affects microbial communities in Manila clams. Aquat Toxicol. 2018
Jan;194:195-207. doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.11.019. Epub 2017 Nov 27. PubMed
PMID: 29202271.

3: Capriotti E, Fariselli P. PhD-SNPg: a webserver and lightweight tool for
scoring single nucleotide variants. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Jul
3;45(W1):W247-W252. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx369. PubMed PMID: 28482034; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC5570245.

4: Carraro M, Minervini G, Giollo M, Bromberg Y, Capriotti E, Casadio R, Dunbrack
R, Elefanti L, Fariselli P, Ferrari C, Gough J, Katsonis P, Leonardi E, Lichtarge
O, Menin C, Martelli PL, Niroula A, Pal LR, Repo S, Scaini MC, Vihinen M, Wei Q,
Xu Q, Yang Y, Yin Y, Zaucha J, Zhao H, Zhou Y, Brenner SE, Moult J, Tosatto SCE.
Performance of in silico tools for the evaluation of p16INK4a (CDKN2A) variants
in CAGI. Hum Mutat. 2017 Sep;38(9):1042-1050. doi: 10.1002/humu.23235. Epub 2017
May 16. PubMed PMID: 28440912; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5561474.

5: Savojardo C, Martelli PL, Fariselli P, Casadio R. SChloro: directing
Viridiplantae proteins to six chloroplastic sub-compartments. Bioinformatics.
2017 Feb 1;33(3):347-353. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw656. PubMed PMID:
28172591; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5408801.

6: Savojardo C, Fariselli P, Martelli PL, Casadio R. ISPRED4: interaction sites
PREDiction in protein structures with a refining grammar model. Bioinformatics.
2017 Jun 1;33(11):1656-1663. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx044. PubMed PMID:

7: Capriotti E, Martelli PL, Fariselli P, Casadio R. Blind prediction of
deleterious amino acid variations with SNPs&GO. Hum Mutat. 2017
Sep;38(9):1064-1071. doi: 10.1002/humu.23179. Epub 2017 May 2. PubMed PMID:
28102005; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5522651.

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
AV2378 COMMON AVP7077508 12 1st Year Second
ENG Piero Fariselli
MV1734 COMMON MVN1027923 10 1st Year First