About us

Principal Investigator

Fabio Polticelli

Fabio Polticelli

Head of the Lab of Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics since 2004. Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Sapienza University of Rome (1993); post-doctoral fellow in the Radiobiology Unit of the Medical Research Council (Didcot, UK; 1994) and in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics of the Columbia University (New York, USA; 1998-2000). Since 1995 he is at the Department of Sciences of Roma Tre University.
fabio.polticelli@uniroma3.it
fabio.polticelli@computationalbiology.it

Senior Research Scientist

Daniele Toti

Daniele Toti

Master in Science in Computer Engineering and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Roma Tre University; CPE from the University of Cambridge; Oracle and Sun Certified Professional. His research activity revolves around semantic knowledge discovery from unstructured biological sources and development of advanced bioinformatics solutions and tools. He participated in the PRAISED, ASSIST, LIBRA and LIBRAWA projects (the latter coming soon).
toti@dia.uniroma3.it
daniele.toti@computationalbiology.it

Post-doctoral Fellows

Silvia Caprari

Silvia Caprari

Master in Science in Biology and Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences from Roma Tre University. Her main research activity concerns the prediction of the structural and functional properties of unknown function proteins encoded by the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Main techniques include ab initio protein structure prediction, homology modeling and docking.
silvia.caprari@uniroma3.it
silvia.caprari@computationalbiology.it

Le Viet Hung

Le Viet Hung

Master in Science in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences from Roma Tre University. His research activity involves the development of software tools for the prediction of the catalytic activity and ligand binding properties of unknown function proteins. He participated in the development of the Java-based applications ASSIST and LIBRA (coming soon).
viethung.le@uniroma3.it

Graduate Students

Valentina Brandi

Valentina Brandi

Master in Science in Biology from Roma Tre University. Her Ph.D. project is focused on the study of structural and functional properties of huntingtin, a protein of great biomedical importance. It involves Ab initio molecular modeling and molecular docking techniques.
valentina.brandi@uniroma3.it

Valentina Tortosa

Valentina Tortosa

Master in Science in Biology from Roma Tre University. Her Ph.D. project is focused on the study of structural and functional properties of the major facilitator superfamily (MFS). Changes in function, expression, or localization of MFS transporters are associated with various human diseases. Main techniques include molecular dynamics simulation and molecular docking techniques.
valentina.tortosa@uniroma3.it

Former Lab Members

Massimiliano Bizai

Massimiliano Bizai

Master in Science in Biology from Roma Tre University. His Ph.D. project concerns the in silico structural genomics of human pathogens for the development of new drugs. Focus of his research activity is the study of unknown function proteins encoded by the human pathogens Streptococcus mutans and Trypanosoma brucei.
massimiliano.bizai@uniroma3.it

Elena Di Muzio

Elena Di Muzio

Master in Science in Bioinformatics from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Her Ph.D. project is focused on virtual screening for protein function annotation and drug discovery. She is currently working at the development of an automated pipeline for the in silico screening of large libraries of compounds by docking techniques with the final aim of identifying novel antibacterial lead compounds.
elena.dimuzio@uniroma3.it