The lab and our microbial friends as of March 2016.

Nicola

Nicola Segata

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Nicola Segata is an assistant professor and a computational biologist with training in machine learning, high-throughput sequencing analysis, and microbiome research. After completing a postdoctoral experience in Curtis Huttenhower Lab at Harvard he started and led the Laboratory of Computational Metagenomics.

Adrian

Adrian Tett

Postdoctoral fellow

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Tin

Duy Tin Truong

Postdoctoral fellow

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Tin's research interests are the applications of bioinformatics and biostatistics to meta'omics. Specifically, they include the following fields: computational meta'omics, integrative analysis of heterogeneous and large meta'omic data, human microbiome studies, host-microbe interaction, population genomics, pathogen-microbiome interaction.

Edoardo

Edoardo Pasolli

Postdoctoral fellow

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Edoardo has joined the lab as postdoctoral fellow in 2014. His research activity is focused on metagenomic assembly and machine learning.

Federica Pinto

Federica Pinto

Postdoctoral fellow

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Federica arrived in the Lab in November 2016 as a postdoc fellow. She is interested in the enormous biodiversity of the microbial world and the complex relation between bacteria and viruses in aquatic ecosystems. Her research project (MetaVirAlp-Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual fellowship) focuses on the characterisation of the genetic diversity, structure and function of viral and bacterial communities in freshwater sediments of Alpine Lakes along an altitudinal gradient.

Federica

Federica Armanini

Research Assistant

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Federica is a Biologist working as a wet lab technician, she has joined the lab in March 2015. Currently she is processing the samples from different projects, preparing them for sequencing.

Francesco

Francesco Asnicar

PhD Student

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Francesco has joined the lab in March 2014. He is a PhD student participating in the interdisciplinary program on Computational Biology. His major research interests are metagenomic and phylogenetic analyses.

Serena

Serena Manara

PhD Student

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Serena has joined the lab in November 2014. She is a PhD Student in Biomolecular Sciences, currently working on microbial communities of Cystic Fibrosis lungs using a metatranscriptomic approach.

Paolo Ghensi

Paolo Ghensi

PhD Student

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Graduated in Dentistry at the University of Verona in 2009. 3-year Post-graduate School at University of Milan, and awarded a certificate as Specialist in Oral Surgery in 2012. In 2015 he achieved the Master Diploma in Oral Implantology at the University of Padova. Currently he is PhD Candidate at CIBIO with a research project on peri-implant diseases.

Moreno

Moreno Zolfo

PhD Student

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Moreno is a PhD Student in Biomolecular Sciences with a background in Computer Science. He joined the lab in 2013 and is now working on the characterisation of viruses in the human microbiome from metagenomics.

Francesco

Francesco Beghini

PhD Student

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Francesco is a PhD Student in Biomolecular Sciences with a background in Computer Science. He is currently working on the characterization of Blastocystis spp. in the human microbiome and on the characterization and the evaluation of the effects of tobacco exposure on the oral microbiome of New Yorkers enrolled in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Study.

Andrew

Andrew Thomas

Visiting PhD Student

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Andrew is a visiting PhD student from the Bioinformatics graduate program of the University of São Paulo. He is a biologist with a master's degree in oncology from the AC Camargo Cancer Center. His research interests include molecular biology and bioinformatics, focusing on the oncobiome and human microbiome, as well as other microbial systems.

Paolo Manghi

Paolo Manghi

Postgraduate student

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Paolo has joined the lab in January 2017. His main research interests are bounded to the History & Geography of human being and to the machine-learning approach in Bioinformatics.

Pamela

Pamela Ferretti

Postgraduate student

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Pamela joined the lab in April 2013. She is graduated in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, with a background in Computer Science. Her research fields included Illumina-MinION hybrid genome assembly and host-microbiome interactions. Currently she is a postgraduate student, working on the mother-infant microbiome transmission project.

Nic

Nicolai Karcher

Master Student

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Nicolai obtained his Master's degree in Molecular Biology in the Zeller group at the EMBL in Heidelberg where he benchmarked ecological dissimilarity measures on microbial abundance data. He joined the lab in July 2017 to explore the global diversity of Eubacterium rectale strains using metagenomic assembly.

Former visitors

Lucas Schiffer

Visiting PhD Student

Waldron Lab, CUNY, US

Daniela Dolce

Visiting Scientist

Meyer Hospital, Italy

Yadira Galeano

Visiting PhD Student

Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

Urša Bole

Visiting Bachelor Student

Sander Wuyts

Visiting PhD Student

University of Antwerp - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Valerio Iebba

Postdoctoral research visit

Sapienza University of Rome

Sokhna Gueye

Postdoctoral research visit

 

Former Group Members

Matthias Scholz

Postdoctoral Fellow

Now at Edmund Mach Foundation (S. Michele all'Adige)

Giulia Corsi

DISI Master Student

 

Federico Taverna

DISI Master Student

 

Mattia Bolzan

CIBIO Master Student

Now at University of Antwerp (Belgium)

Luca Erculiani

DISI Master Student

 

Thomas Tolio

DISI Master Student

 

Roman Stolyarov

Bachelor Student

Now at MIT

Manuel Micheloni

High School Student

Now at University of Trento

Temesgen Dadi

Master Student

Now at the Max Planck Institute