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Academic achievements:

September 2011 - present
Senior Research Associate at the Bioinformatics Group in the UCL Computer Science Department

September 2009 - August 2011
Postdoctoral Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Bioinformatics Group in the UCL Computer Science Department

November 2007 - August 2009
Postdoctoral fellow at the Biocomputing Group in the Department of Biochemical Sciences at Sapienza University of Rome

June - September 2006
Visiting researcher at the Bioinformatics Group in the UCL Computer Science Department

November 2004 - October 2007
Ph.D. student in Biochemistry at the Biocomputing Group in the Department of Biochemical Sciences at Sapienza University of Rome. Supervisor Prof. A. Tramontano (fellowship funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research)

April - October 2004
Research Assistant at the Biocomputing Group in the Department of Biochemical Sciences at Sapienza University of Rome

March 2004
Laurea (MA) in Computer Science, summa cum laude at Sapienza University of Rome

Teaching activities:

December 2009 - present
Demonstrator for the Introduction to Bioinformatics course, Bloomsbury Centre for Bioinformatics, University College London, UK

November 2008 - July 2009
Instructor for the Basic Programming and Statistics courses, Master "Bioinformatica: Applicazioni Biomediche e Farmaceutiche" ["Bioinformatics: Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications"], Sapienza University of Rome - Italy

April - May 2007
Instructor for the Basic Programming course, Master "Tecnologie Bioinformatiche Applicate alla Medicina Personalizzata" ["Bioinformatics Technologies Applied to Personalized Medicine"], Consorzio21 Pula - Italy

Prizes and Awards:

  • Ph.D. prize 2009 of the "Centro di ricerca per l'analisi dei modelli e dell'Informazione nei Sistemi Biomedici" ["Research centre for the analusis of models and information in biomedical systems"] (CISB) of Sapienza University of Rome
  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development funded by the European Union in the context of the Seventh Framework Programme (contract number 237292)
  • Grant from Sapienza University of Rome in the context of the Cultural and Social Student Activities for the organization of the "First Student Bioinformatics Conference" (proposal id: 70/A)

Other Activities:

  • Member of the ECCB14 and AFP SIG 2014 Programme Committees
  • Member of the assessment teams in CASP10, CASP8 and CASP7
  • Member of the Local Organizing Committee for the CASP8 meeting
  • Member of the ECCB08 Programme and Local Organizing Committees
  • Reviewer for Bioinformatics, PLoS Computational Biology, Proteins, BMC Bioinformatics, PLoS ONE, Scientific Reports, BMC Research Notes, Computers in Biology and Medicine
  • Member of the Local Organizing Committee for the CASP6 meeting
  • Member of the support staff for the Master "Bioinformatica: Applicazioni Biomediche e Farmaceutiche" ["Bioinformatics: Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications"], Sapienza University of Rome - Italy
  • Collaborator in the organization of the EMBO Sectoral Meeting: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Collaborator in the organization of the First Annual General Meeting of the Biosapiens Network of Excellence
  • Collaborator in the organization of the Biosapiens 1st Permanent European School in Bioinformatics
  • Collaborator in the organization of the ESF 2nd Training course on Molecular Interactions: New Frontiers for Computational Methods
  • Organizer of the First Student Bioinformatics Conference at Sapienza University of Rome (held on March, 12th, 2003)