Marco Pellegrini, IIT Principal Investigator

Marco Pellegrini, born on June 11th 1961, received his laurea degree (magna cum laude) in Electronic Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan in 1986.
In 1991 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Computer Science by the New York University and a postdoctoral fellowship by the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley.
From 1991 to 1995 he was lecturer at the Department of Computer Science of King's College, London.
In 1995 he joined C.N.R. of Italy where he is Senior Scientist as of 1998. His research interests are in Bioinformatics, Data mining,
Computational Geometry and Analysis of Algorithms with more than sixty research papers in international journals and conferences.
Currently he coordinates focus groups in IIT on algorithmics for biology (BioAlgo), and on web data mining (WebAlgo).
He coordinated activities of IIT for the 7FP Network of Excellence VPH (Virtual Physiological Human) in partnership with ERCIM.

Currently funded projects in bioinformatics:

-Joint IIT-IFC Laboratory LISM (Laboratory of Integrative Systems Medicine). Principal Investigator for IIT.

-Flagship Project InterOmics (PB.P05), funded by MIUR. Principal Investigator of IIT Research Unit. Project Coordiantor Dr. Luciano Milanesi, CNR-ITB Milano.

-Project Repeatals, funded by  Arisla - Fondazione Italiana di Ricerca per la Sclerosi Laterale Amiotrofica.
Principal Co-Investigator of IIT Research Unit. Project Coordinator Prof. Sandra D'Alfonso, Univ. del Piemonte Orientale

-Project "The isolation and validation of miRNA/mRNA complexes to identify genes and pathways targeted by tumor suppressor miRNAs in prostate cancer cells",
 funded by  ITT Istituto Toscano Tumori. Principal Investigator of IIT Research Unit. Project coordinator Dr. Giuseppe Rainaldi IFC-CNR Pisa.