IFOM Francesco Ferrari Lab

Francesco Ferrari Lab

Francesco Ferrari

Francesco Ferrari joined IFOM in 2015 and here he coordinates a new research group focusing on computational genomics.
Francesco Ferrari graduated with honors in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Modena in 2004, with a thesis on microarray-based gene expression profiling of melanocytes from melanoma patients. read more

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Computational genomics

My group is especially interested in studying the role of chromatin 3D organization in regulating genome functionality. Our expertise is particularly focused on the use of 3D chromatin architecture data, obtained by Hi-C and other high throughput techniques derived from chromosome conformation capture (3C). read more

Laboratory location: Milan, Italy

Recent publications

  1. Sebestyén E, Marullo F, Lucini F, Petrini C, Bianchi A, Valsoni S, Olivieri I, Antonelli L, Gregoretti F, Oliva G, Ferrari F*, Lanzuolo C*.
    SAMMY-seq reveals early alteration of heterochromatin and deregulation of bivalent genes in Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome.
    Nature Communications 2020 Dec 8;11(1):6274.
    (* co-corresponding/co-last authors)
  2. Pal K* and Ferrari F*.
    Visualising and annotating Hi-C data. Book chapter for "Hi-C data analysis: methods and protocols" volume of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series by Springer. 2021 IN PRESS (* co-corresponding authors)
    2021 IN PRESS
    (* co-corresponding authors)
  3. Pal K, Forcato M, Jost D, Sexton T, Vaillant C, Salviato E, Mazza EMC, Lugli E, Cavalli G, Ferrari F.
    Global chromatin conformation differences in the Drosophila dosage compensated chromosome X.
    Nature Communications 2019 Nov 25;10(1):5355.

Group members

Lucini Federica
Salviato Elisa
Silva Raquel
PhD student
Graziano Giulia
Hariprakash Judith
Petrini Cristiano
Temporary Fellow
Lembo Giovanni
Koustav Pal - PhD student then postdoc
Emanuele Di Patrizio Soldateschi - pre-doctoral research fellow
Ilario Tagliaferri -  pre-doctoral research fellow
Elvezia Paraboschi - Master internship student
Carmen Maria Livi - postdoc
Endre Sebestyén - postdoc
Lorenzo Farina - pre-doctoral research fellow
(update:Mar 2021)