Postdoctoral Fellow - Beltrao research group
I graduated in Biotechnology at the University of Firenze, with a thesis regarding the search of genes involved in chromate resistance in Pseudomonas. Later I took a Master Degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Bologna with a thesis (work done at the Nijmegen Center for Molecular Life Sciences, The Netherlands) on the study on regulatory networks in Lactococcus lactis. I did my PhD in Florence, in which I have studied comparative genomics of the nitrogen-fixing plant symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti, as well as the integration of genomic and phenotypic data for microbial species. In my current post-doctoral project I am studying the impact of sequence variability on phenotypes, using the Escherichia coli as a model to build this approach. In particular, I am studying the impact of nucleotide substitutions, InDels and gene content variability on several molecular process, such as protein stability/function, transcriptional regulation and metabolism. The predictions are being reconciliated with phenotypic measures for several hundred strains of E. coli, in collaboration with Typas lab from EMBL.
marco [at] ebi.ac.uk
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2018-8242
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