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    Gianfranco Fiore - Graduate Student

    Gianfranco Fiore Large

    Graduate Student at Tigem
    (di Bernardo's lab)


    Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM)

    Via P. Castellino 111, 80131, Naples, Italy

    Tel: +39 081 61 32 339

    Fax: +39 081 61 32 351

    Mail: g.fiore (at)


    About me

    I got a M. Sc. Degree (Laurea Specialistica) in Control Engineering in 2011 at the University of Naples "Federico II" discussing a thesis in Nonlinear Control. In my graduation thesis I designed, built and tested, on living cells, a technological platform to drive gene expression in yeast S. Cerevisiae.

    I am currently attending the last year of the Phd Course in Computation Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Naples "Federico II"; the aim of my project is the identification and control of gene networks by the means of microfluidic devices and time - lapse microscopy.


    • 2008 - 2011 M.Sc. Degree (Laurea Specialistica) in Control Engineering, Thesis "Sviluppo ed implementazione in microfluidica di algoritmi di controllo per reti di geni sintetiche", Supervisors: Prof. Diego di Bernardo, Prof. Stefania Santini, Co - supervisor: Eng. Filippo Menolascina. University of Naples "Federico II".
    • 2004 - 2007 B.Sc. Degree (Laurea Triennale) in Control Engineering, Thesis "Sviluppo di un ambiente di realtà virtuale per la modellazione 3D", Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe di Gironimo, Co-supervisors: Eng. Fabrizio Renno, Eng. Andrea Tarallo. University of Naples "Federico II"


    Useful stuff

    • Papers & Courses

    Synthetic Biology Papers
    Milestone papers on synthetic biology
    Course of Principle of Synthetic Biology (Weiss & Arkin)
    Text (PDF)

    • Image processing using MATLAB

    An introduction to image processing with Matlab (PDF)
    Identifying round objects
    Detecting a cell using image segmentation

    • Microfluidics

    Microfluidica: Teoria ed applicazioni (PDF)
    Microfluidics (wikibook)
    Nanofabrication and Soft Lithography (PDF)
    PDMS Soft Lithography
    Fabrication of a microfluidic device, an example (Video)