Categoria: Personale

Arianna Consiglio

Arianna Consiglio obtained a degree in Computer Science at University of Bari “Aldo Moro” in 2006, a Master in IT Government at Roma Tre University in 2009, and a PhD in Computer Science at University of Bari “Aldo Moro” in 2016.

Since November 2009 she works at CNR ITB Bari, in the Bioinformatics Group.

Main research activities: statistical analysis of bioinformatics data generated by Next Generation Sequencing and Exon Array platforms; development of web application and content management systems, aimed at publishing Bioinformatics tools and databases.

arianna.consiglio AT ba.itb.cnr DOT it

Paolo Fuzio

Paolo Fuzio obtained a degree in Biology at University of Bari in 2005.

In the same University, in 2010, and got his PhD in Biotechnology Applied to Organs and Tissues Transplantation, with a final thesis entitled: “Effect of the hormonal therapy on b1C integrin, TGF-b1 and BCL-2 expression in prostate cancer”.

Actually his research activity is focalized on the study concerning the molecular characterization of cell malignant transformation in an in vivo model system of human tissues with particular attention to the regulation of expression of tumour suppressor-like factors in hormonally regulated human carcinoma, such as thyroid, prostate, mammary and endometrial carcinoma.

Up to now he has published two scientific publications (ISI) on International journals:

  • Androgen Deprivation Therapy Regulation of Beta1C Integrin Expression in Prostate Cancer
    P. Fuzio, G. Lucarelli, E. Perlino, M. Battaglia, C. Bettocchi, F.P. Selvaggi, P. Ditonno.
    2009 – Oncology Reports 22(2): 327-335
  • Androgen deprivation therapy affects BCL-2 expression in human prostate cancer
    Fuzio P, Ditonno P, Lucarelli G, Battaglia M, Trabucco S, Perlino E
    Int J Oncol. 2011 Nov;39(5):1233-42. doi: 10.3892/ijo.2011.1140. Epub 2011 Jul 22.
    (PMID: 21785821).

while a third is under printing.

He carries out scientific animation for the ITB-CNR of Bari, also participating in regional programs to spread about scientific topics.

last update 10 october, 2011

Alessio Valletti

In July 2015 he joined the Institute of Biomedical Technologies as research scholar but he has been collaborating continuously with it for 8 years.

His research is focused on the intercellular signaling mediated by extracellular vesicles (i.e., exosomes and microvesicles), especially for what concerns death and survival signals in neurodegenerative diseases (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis) and cancer.

In 2008 he received his Master’s Degree in “Medical Biotechnologies and Molecular Medicine” from the University of Bari where he earned also his Ph.D. in “Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics” in 2012.

In 2009 he was awarded a 1-year research scholarship from the University of Milan for the project “Analysis and Characterization of Alternative Splicing Isoforms Differentially Expressed in Normal and Tumoral Tissues”.

During his doctoral studies (2009-2012) his research lines have been focused mainly on the study of gene expression alterations at transcript level in different physiopathological conditions (glioblastoma multiforme, clear cell renal cell carcinoma), with a particular attention to the alternative splicing mechanism. In these projects he has applied the main methodologies aimed to the study of gene expression profiling, from low/medium-throughput techniques, such as RT-qPCR, to high-throughput ones, such as microarray and RNA-seq, in order to identify molecular signatures to be used as biomarkers.

From 2012 he held three consecutive postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute of Biomembrane and Bioenergetics (IBBE-CNR) on an industrial research project (VIRTUALAB PON01_01297 R&C 2007-2013) in collaboration with a local industry, MASMEC, aimed to develop liquid handling workstations for nucleic acid extraction and sample preparation for research and diagnostic purposes. He also collaborated to the training project “New Technicians for the Advanced Biomedical Industry” because of his specialized expertise in quantitative PCR for gene expression studies.

At the same time, he has deepened his interest and knowledge in genetic engineering (creating a colon cancer HCT116 cell line with an inducible gene involved in the stability of the oncosuppressor p53), and necroptosis (in 2014 he spent 3 months in the group of Dr. Lefkimmiatis and Prof. Zaccolo at the University of Oxford (UK)).

He also held a position as adjunct professor of “Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics” at the Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics of the University of Bari for the academic year 2014/2015.

Nicola Losito

Nicola Losito Laureato in Scienze dell’Informazione presso l’Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna nel 2005 è stato titolare di un Assegno di Ricerca presso la U.O.S. di Bari dell’Istituto dal gennaio 2007 al giugno 2012.

Dal 1° settembre 2012 al 31 gennaio 2018 è stato impegnato presso la U.O.S  con un incarico di collaborazione.

Dal 1 febbraio 2018 è in forza all’Istituto con la qualifica di Collaboratore Tecnico per Enti di Ricerca


I suoi interessi e attività riguardano l’amministrazione dei sistemi informatici, sia server che client-side, lo sviluppo Web, le tecnologie di workflow/project management, l’integrazione di sistemi, il supporto utenti e la stesura di documentazione tecnica.

Questo si traduce nella gestione dei server della presente U.O.S. d’Istituto e dei servizi ospitati su di essi (ambienti LAMP, GRID, HPC, FTP, WebDAV, gestione degli spazi di storage e backup, gestione wiki interno ecc.). Tra le attività più evidenti e visibili pubblicamente vi è quella del rinnovamento del sito ufficiale della sede barese dell’Istituto.

Si occupa anche del “supporto tecnico“, aiutando i colleghi con la risoluzione delle varie problematiche relative alla gestione tecnologica ed informatica delle risorse messe a loro disposizione (storage, stampanti di rete e locali, scanner di rete e locali, access point wireless, switch di rete, plotter e cosi’ via).

Un profilo più aggiornato e puntuale delle attività svolte – in lingua inglese – è disponibile sul suo sito personale.