BIOLOGY | Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology

Design and Implementation of Bioinformatics Methods for Structural and Functional Analyses of Biologically Relevant Molecules (Nucleic Acids and Proteins)

Design-and-Implementation-of-bioinformatics-methods Design and implementation of bioinformatics methodologies to analyse molecular data. Different aspects are considered such as structure and function analyses of protein molecules and nucleic acid sequences, "omics" data processing, including methods for gene and genome annotations, and for Next generation data analysis.


Design and Implementation of Integrated Biomolecular Databases

Design-and-Implementation-of-integrated-biomolecular-databases Design and implementation of integrated data banks for biomolecular data organization. management and interpretation, aiming at the value added information obtained by the integration of multiple levels of biological organization and functionality.


Large Scale Analyses of Gene Expression

Large-Scale-analyses-of-gene-expression Main focus: analyses of  data from "omics" strategies to investigate gene networks and gene expression mechanisms in specific conditions, from physiological, to pathological and stress conditions, in animals and plants. Next Generation data are also considered.


Molecular Evolution

Molecular-Evolution Several aspecs of molecular evolution are here considered, basically those that can be investigated by bioinformatics strategies. Specifically, the main interests are on structure and functional analyses of gene families and comparative genomics in plants and animals.


Structure Genomics and Epigenetics

Structure-Genomics-and-Epigenetics Characterization and analysis of plant and animal genome organization in terms of compositional, gene and repeat features. Analysis of chromatine organization and the impact on gene expression.