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. 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.

  2. Pal K, Tagliaferri I, Livi CM,Ferrari F..
    HiCBricks: building blocks for efficient handling of large Hi-C datasets.
    Bioinformatics. 2019 Nov 7. pii: btz808.

  3. Forcato M, Nicoletti C, Pal K, Livi CM, Ferrari F.*, Bicciato S*.
    Comparison of computational methods for the analysis of Hi-C data.
    Nature Methods, 2017 Jul; 14(7):679-685. (* co-corresponding/co-last authors)

Group members

Federica Lucini
Raquel Silva
Elisa Salviato
Koustav Pal
PhD students
Judith Hariprakash
Cristiano Petrini
Giulia Graziano
Pre-doctoral research fellows
Ilario Tagliaferri
Emanuele Di Patrizio Soldateschi
Master thesis student
Giovanni Lembo
Carmen Maria Livi - postdoc
Endre Sebestyén - postdoc
Lorenzo Farina - pre-doctoral research fellow
Elvezia Paraboschi - Master internship student
(update: Sept. 2020)