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|Position||Former Unit Leader|
|Office phone||+34 93 316 01 81|
Since 2002 I have been working as bioinformatician in both Academic (CEINGE, TIGEM, CRG) and Pharmaceutical environments (MerckSerono International, currently Novartis). I obtained a master degree in Biology (University of Naples 1996-2001), a post-lauream Master in Bioinformatics (University of Benevento, 2002-2003) and a post-lauream Specialization in Clinical Biochemistry (Second University of Naples, 2001-2006), and I am particularly interested into -omics sciences. As bioinformatician, I have contributed to several research projects (e.g. the discovery of novel transcripts expressed in ES cells , the development of biological resources and databases , the identification of disease genes using comparative genomics approaches  , the discovery of gene regulatory networks, among others). In MerckSerono, I was involved in the identification of clinical biomarkers (Phase Ia and Ib) through genomics data analysis approaches, and provided ad-hoc bioinformatics support to internal projects.
In September 2009, I had the pleasure to start-up the Bioinformatics Core Facility at the CRG with the main goal to provide scientists, at CRG/PRBB and external institutions, with computational and data analysis expertise.
Since August 2011, I am Senior Investigator, Bioinformatics Group Leader, at the Novartis Pharma AG.