Chiara Damiani, P.h.D

Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication - University of Milan Bicocca

Building U14 - Room 1002 - Viale Sarca 336I-20126 - Milan (MI) - phone: +39 02 64487918 - mail: chiara.damiani at

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Current Position:

Post-doc research associate at the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication

Affiliated with Sysbio Center of Systems Biology


PhD in Multiscale Modeling, Computational Simulations and Characterization in Material and Life Sciences from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (year 2011)

Previous Positions:

  • Junior Researcher at The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology
  • Visiting PhD research student under the supervision of Prof. Stuart Kauffman at Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics, University of Calgary


  • Professor of "Informatics for Earth Sciences'
  • Assistant Professor of "Bioinformatics"

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Poster presented at ISMB/ECCB 2017

Doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1114684.1

Selected Publications:

  • C. Damiani, R. Colombo, D. Gaglio, F. Mastroianni, D. Pescini, H.V. Westerhoff, G. Mauri, M. Vanoni, L. Alberghina. A metabolic core model elucidates how enhanced utilization of glucose and glutamine, with enhanced glutamine-dependent lactate production, promotes cancer cell growth: The WarburQ effect. PLoS computational biology, 13(9), e1005758, 2017. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005758
  • C. Damiani*, M. Di Filippo, D. Pescini, D. Maspero, R. Colombo and G. Mauri. popFBA: tackling intratumour heterogeneity with Flux Balance Analysis. Bioinformatics, 33(14): i311-i318, 2017. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx251
  • M. Di Filippo, R. Colombo, C. Damiani, D. Pescini, D. Gaglio, M. Vanoni, L. Alberghina, G. Mauri. Zooming in cancer metabolic rewiring with tissue specific constraint-based models. Journal of Computational Biology and Chemistry: 60-69, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2016.03.002
  • A. Paroni, A. Graudenzi, G. Caravagna, C. Damiani, G. Mauri, M. Antoniotti. CABeRNET: a Cytoscape app for Augmented Boolean models of gene Regulatory NETworks. BMC Bioinformatics, 17:64, 2016. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-016-0914-z
  • M. Villani, A. Filisetti, A. Graudenzi, C. Damiani, T. Carletti e R. Serra. Growth and Division in a Dynamic Protocell Model. Life, 4(4): 837-864, 2014. DOI: 10.3390/life4040837
  • C. Damiani, D. Pescini, R. Colombo, S. Molinari, L. Alberghina, M. Vanoni, e G. Mauri. An ensemble evolutionary constraint-based approach to understand the emergence of metabolic phenotypes. Natural Computing, 13(3): 321-331, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s11047-014-9439-4
  • C. Damiani, R. Serra, M. Villani, S.A. Kauffman, e A. Colacci. Cell-cell interaction and diversity of emergent behaviours. IET Systems Biology, 5(2):137–144, 2011. ISSN 1751-8849. DOI: 10.1049/iet-syb.2010.0039.

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