Gabriele Leoni

PhD supervisor: Prof. Remo Sanges

Summary of career/studies:

I have obtained my bachelor's degree in Biology, followed by a master's degree in Functional Genomics at the University of Trieste. During these periods I focused my attention on ab-initio discovery of antimicrobial peptides and microbiology. Still, I acquired interest in bioinformatics approaches that at the end brought me here at SISSA, in the laboratory of Prof. Sanges.
My current research now focuses primarily on analyzing next-generation sequencing data, in particular looking for transposable elements and their possible involvement in human neurodegenerative disorders.