Principal Investigators

Computational Metagenomics

Nicola Segata

Nicola Segata

Group Leader

Email [email protected]
Location Building 13
Floor 3rd
Via Adamello 16, Milano

A healthy adult human harbours trillions of microbes that expand our own gene repertoire by at least two orders of magnitude. Our laboratory, shared between Department CIBIO at University of Trento and the Department of Experimental Oncology at IEO, employs multiple complementary approaches coupling computation and experimentation to study the diversity of the human microbiome and its role in human diseases.
We work in a highly multidisciplinary and collaborative environment with effective interactions between computational scientists, experimental biologists, statisticians, and clinical teams.
At DEO, we are specifically interested in understanding the role of the microbiome in:

  • Modulating cancer risk.
  • Favouring or preventing cancer development.
  • Dictating the success of cancer treatment, especially for immunotherapy approaches.

Most Relevant Publications

Group Scientist

Sabrina Tamburini

PhD Student Bioinformatician

Amir Nabinejad

Elisa Piperni