Bioinformatics and Genomics unit (B&Gu)

Prof. Raffaele Adolfo Calogero


Prof. Raffaele A Calogero is the PI of the  B&Gu is an interdisciplinary research group focusing on the use of genomics and transcriptomics data to identify biomarkers and to understand the molecular basis of cancer and multifactorial diseases, e.g. multiple sclerosis.
B&Gu has a multi year experience in high-throughput data data generation and analysis. The group is involved in optimization and development of bioinformatics pipe-lines for transcriptomic data analysis. Specifically B&Gu is actively involved in Bioconductor packages (CHIMERAoneChannelGUI) and BaseSpace applications development.
The group is actively involved in the development of "liquid biopsy approaches" focusing on the whole characterization (DNA/RNA/Proteins) of circulating exosomes in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Since 2001 B&Gu provides practical wet and bioinformatics training for the use of genomics and transcriptomics methodologies (
Since 2010 Prof Raffaele Calogero run, in collaboration with the PI of the EMBL Genomics Core Lab an EMBL Advanced Course on Whole Transcriptome Data Analysis.
B&Gu acts as consultant and collaborator for various groups in Italy (IRST, UNINA, UNIBO, UNIFI), Europe () ,USA (CAMARGO LAB) and ASIA.


Unit Members


Raffaele Adolfo Calogero - Associate Professor

Maddalena Arigoni - Post-Doc

Matteo Carrara - PhD Student

Riccardo Panero  - PhD Student

Martina Olivero - Technician