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Structure Department of Biomedical Sciences
Telephone 0498276269
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY
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Office hours
Tuesday from 15:30 to 17:00 Studio, 5° est, Vallisneri Previo appuntamento da concordare via mail.
(updated on 27/04/2018 12:05)

Proposals for thesis
Computational methods for the study of proteins and applications to specific biological problems. For further information please visit the group website, URL:

Curriculum Vitae
Born on the 21st December 1974 in Bressanone (Italy).

Full Professor in Bioinformatics (Professore ordinario, SSD BIO/10, Biochemistry, since 2016) and Principal Investigator at the BioComputing UP lab of the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Università degli Studi di Padova. (since 2007)

Previous Positions:

* Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova. (2013 - 2016)
* Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Padova. (2007 - 2013)
* Brain gain ("Rientro dei cervelli") Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Padova. (2003 - 2007)

PhD (Dr. rer. nat., Grade: Magna cum laude, 2002) in bioinformatics (computer science) and Graduate in Computer Science & Business Administration (Diplom Wirtschaftsinformatiker, 1998) from the Universität Mannheim (Germany).

Member of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), BITS (Italian Bioinformatics Society) and Italian Biochemistry Society (SIB).

Journal Editor for:
* PLoS One (Public Library of Science), Editor since 2012.
* Amino Acids (Springer), Editor (Bioinformatics) since 2011.
* Frontiers in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (Frontiers Media), Review Editor since 2011.

Referee (over 30 papers / year) for over 30 international journals, including:
* Chemical Society Reviews
* Nucleic Acids Research
* Genome Biology
* PLoS Computational Biology
* Biophysical Journal
* Bioinformatics
* Molecular BioSystems
* Journal of Molecular Biology

Author of over 120 papers in international peer-reviewed journals since 2002, cited over 4,200 times.

Supervisor of over 70 students and PostDocs.

Totale funding received since 2002: over 7 milion Euro.

Group leader in international scientific competitions, top-ranked in various categories:
* Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI) (since 2011).
* Critical Assessment of techniques for protein Structure Prediction (CASP) (since 2000).
* Critical Assessment of Function Annotation (CAFA) (since 2014).

Research areas
Structural and translational bioinformatics.
For more information please refer to the group website, URL:

For up-to-date information on publications please refer to the group website, URL:

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
ME2193 COMMON MEP5070877 8 1st Year (2019/20) Second
SC2377 COMMON SCP7079317 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second
SC2377 COMMON SCP7079337 6 2nd Year (2019/20) First