Assistant Professor
Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO)
University of Trento
, Trento, Italy

Email: alessandro DOT romanel ATSIGN unitn DOT it

I'm leader of the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics laboratory at CIBIO.

My formal background includes computer science, computational biology and systems biology. I have extensive experience in the characterization of germline and somatic structural variations relevant to human cancers through the analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data generated by high density array technologies and next generation sequencing. Over the past six years, I have been active in multiple projects focused on the identification of diagnostic and prognostic prostate cancer biomarkers. My expertise also includes the formal foundation and application of concurrency theory, rule-based models and stochastic simulation to study the interaction dynamics of biological networks together with strong skills in statistical and network analysis, in large-size datasets manipulation and parallel programming.

I obtained a MSc (March 2006) and a PhD (March 2010) in Computer Science from the University of Trento. I carried out my doctoral research in computational systems biology at COSBI, advised by Professor Corrado Priami. In 2008 I was a visiting researcher at the CIS department at the University of Pennsylvania, supervised by Professor Benjamin C. Pierce. In 2010 I was a postdoctoral researcher at CoSBi and in 2011 I was a postdoctoral researcher at INRIA, working within the AbstractCell project at the École normale supérieure. From 2012 till March 2017 I was a postdoctoral researcher at CIBIO in the Laboratory of Computational Oncology. From April 2017 I am Assistant Professor at 
CIBIO. In 2017 I was awarded a 5-years AIRC MFAG grant.