Board Members



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Lisanna Paladin, President (lisanna.paladin@gmail.com)
Lisanna Paladin is a PhD student at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy. She got her bachelor degree in Biology from the same University, while her master's degree in Bioinformatics from the University of Bologna, Italy. She is currently working on sequence-structure-function relationship of tandem repeat proteins. She curates the database storage and update of RepeatsDB data, as well as repeat proteins classification and analysis.

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Marco Necci, Secretary (rvrmarco@gmail.com)
Marco is currently a PhD student at Udine University within the Agricultural Department. He is working on Plants Genomic and on Disordered Proteins. Marco has a master’s degree in Molecular Biology from Padua University where he also did his bachelor studies in Molecular Biology.

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Giulia Babbi, Ambassador (giulia.babbi3@unibo.it)
Giulia Babbi is a PhD student at the Bologna Biocomputing Group, University of Bologna. She has a bachelor degree in Biotechnology and a master degree in Bioinformatics, both earned at the University of Bologna. She is currently working on disease-related variations in human genome and SNPs annotation.

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Giulia Fiscon, Webmaster & Social Media (giulia.fiscon@iasi.cnr.it)
Giulia Fiscon is graduated in Biomedical Engineering and is actually a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. She is also associated to the bioinformatics lab of the Italian National Research Council (IASI - CNR) since 2012. Her research focuses on RNA secondary structures prediction and comparison, biomedical analysis, bioinformatics, and Biological Data Mining. Giulia is involved in following projects: species classification with DNA Barcode sequences, sequences analysis, biomedical signal processing, RNA structure investigation, and bioinformatic analysis of miRNA regulation network.

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Francesco Russo, Webmaster & Social Media (francesco.russo@cpr.ku.dk)
Francesco Russo is a PhD student in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the University of Copenhagen (Brunak lab). He spent half of his PhD at the University of Pisa and National Research Council (advisors, Marco Pellegrini and Nadia Pisanti) and 3 months at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (Lymphoma Genomics, Bertoni lab) in Switzerland. During his bachelor's and master's degrees in molecular biology (University of Catania, Alfredo Ferro lab) he studied non-coding RNAs (in particular microRNAs) developing novel methods and databases related to this field. He had the possibility to publish both bachelor and master works in the Plos One journal.

Silvio Tosatto, Faculty Advisor (silvio.tosatto@unipd.it)
Full Professor of Bioinformatics, Department of Biomedical Sciences CRIBI Biotechnology Center, University of Padova and CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Padova