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    Diego di Bernardo - Group Leader

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    Diego di Bernardo received the "Laurea cum laude" in Electronic Engineering in January 1997 from the University of Naples "Federico II".  In 2001, thanks to a 3-year European Commission “Marie Curie” Fellowship, he received the title of Ph.D. (PhD) from the University of Newcastle School of Medicine, UK, in the laboratory of Prof. Alan Murray. Until April 2002 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Center in Cambridge (United Kingdom) in the laboratory of Dr. Tim Hubbard. From May 2002 to December 2002 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Jim Collins in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Boston, USA. In January 2003 he became an independent researcher (Principal Investigator) at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Naples (TIGEM) where he now runs his own lab and also acts as Coordinator of the research program in Genomic Medicine at TIGEM and Supervisor of the Bioinformatics Core. In 2007, he became Assistant Professor at the University of Naples "Federico II" and in 2015 Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the same University. His research interests are strongly interdisciplinary in the field of bioengineering and bioinformatics and its applications to biotechnology and biomedicine. His lab has developed integrated experimental and computational approach to reverse engineer gene networks and for computational drug repositioning. He has also been among the pioneers of Biomolecular Control integrating Synthetic Biology with Control Engneering. He is the author of over 80 publications in international scientific journals, including Nature, Cell and Science. He has coordinated national and international research projects, including from Italian Ministry of Health, Italian Ministry of Research, Human Frontiers Science Program and the European Union. He is currently coordinating the Future and Emerging Technology European Grant “COSY-BIO” (


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