Computational Metagenomics, Department CIBIO, Italy
Associate professor at the Centre for Integrative Biology at University of Trento (Italy). His ERC-funded lab focuses on experimental and computational metagenomics to characterize with strain-level resolution the microbial communities associated with humans in health and disease conditions. On the experimental side, the laboratory is producing and analysing shotgun metagenomics and metatranscriptomics data for studying the link between the gut microbiome and colorectal cancer, the skin microbiome and psoriasis, the lung pathobiome and progression of cystic fibrosis infections, the gut microbiome in dietary intolerances, and the vertical transmission of microbial organisms from mothers to infants during the first weeks of life. The main computational projects focus instead on the profiling of microbiomes with strain-level resolution and the meta-analysis of very large sets of metagenomes with multiple analytic tools.