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Catalano DomenicoÈ con grande piacere che salutiamo il ritorno del dr. Domenico Catalano come ricercatore in distacco presso la sede di Bari dell’ITB. Per diversi anni ha prestato servizio presso la nostra sede prima di diventare ricercatore a tempo indeterminato presso l’Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse.

Il dr. Catalano proviene dalla sede di Bari dell’ IBBR e presso la nostra Unità si occuperà di portare avanti gli studi degli effetti della transfezione di molecole di micro-RNA vegetali in linee tumorali umane.

Saverio Vicario

Saverio Vicario was a researcher in CNR -ITB, Bari since 2006 and in staff since 2011 ITB-BA. He left this Institute in October 2016, and now works at CNR – Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research.

Bio

Bachelor degree in Zoology in “TorVergata” University (Rome) and PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology in Yale University. Its work produced 16 peer reviewed articles in molecular systematics and genome evolution.

From a methodological point of view he has interest in developing and refining statistical methods within phylogenetic approach to study biodiversity in general and biodiversity observed by means of environmental sequencing. From a biological point of view has interest in the mode of evolution of mitochondrial genome and its contribution to organism adaptation.

He participate to the Italian LifeWatch Network and he is member of the SIBE (Societa Italiana di Biologia Evoluzionistica) and BITS (Bioinformatics Italian Society).

View his publications.

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

Attività

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.