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Prof. Francesco Pappalardo

Full Professor at the University of Catania. He was a visiting research scientist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and at the Molecular Immunogenetics Labs, IMGT in Montpellier. His major research area is computational biomedicine, with a special focus on immune system modelling.

Doc. Giulia Russo

Assistant Professor at the Department of Drug and Health Sciences, University of Catania. She gained her PhD in β€œBasic and Applied Biomedical Sciences” in 2018 with a special interest in computational and systems biology topics. From 2018 to 2020 she was a Research Fellow at the Department of Drug and Health Sciences, University of Catania. Since 2020 she has been a Research Fellow in Computer Science at the same Department. She also teaches Computer Science at the CdLM in Pharmacy of the University of Catania and she is Adjunct Research Fellow at University of Griffith, Australia.

Doc. Valentina Di Salvatore

Post-doc researcher and assistant professor at Health and Drug sciences Department at the University of Catania. Technical project manager for the In Silico World EU funded project. Her research activity focuses mainly on computational biology, with particular attention to data mining process, statistical analysis and high throughput genomic data analysis and interpretation

Prof. Santo Motta

MSc in Physics (University of Catania, 1970) and MSc in Applied Mathematics (University of London, Queen Mary College, 1971). Associate professor of Mathematical Physics (Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania). His present scientific interests are BioMaths, BioComputing and BioInformatics.

Elena Crispino

PhD candidate at the University of Catania, MSc in chemistry and pharmaceutical technology. Her interest is focused on vaccine design (especially in pandemic/emegency situations) and medical devices.

Avisa Maleki

PhD candidate at the University of Catania, MSc in molecular genetics. Her interest is focused on computational biology and vaccine design.

Giulia Nicotra

Research assistant at the University of Catania, MSc. in Digital Communication Sciences. Her interest is focused in dissemination, communication and engagement of In Silico Trials community of practice..

Aurora Eliana Merulla

Research assistant at the University of Catania, MSc. in Medical Biotechnology. Her interest is focused on bioinformatics and computational biomedicine, especially in network analysis and pathway-based drug repurposing using agent-based modelling.

Abdul Wahab

PhD candidate at University of Catania under the Marie SkΕ‚odowska-Curie Action Fellowship. MSc in Computational Biology from Jeonbuk National University, South Korea. BS in Computer Science from University of The Punjab, Pakistan. His research interest is developing Agent Based modelling (ABM) for the Autoimmune Diseases such as MS and SLE. He is also interested in Artificial Intelligence based algorithms specifically interpretability of ML and Deep Learning models.

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