Francesco Filippini, PhD, is Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics (SSD BIO/11) at the Department of Biology, University of Padova.
FF is active in the fields of computational and synthetic biology and biotechnology, molecular biology, neurobiology, regenerative medicine, molecular evolution, reverse vaccinology. Recent and current research projects were and are performed in local, national and international (Stanford, Edmonton, Paris, Bordeaux....) collaboration by integrating in silico predictions and wet lab experiments in interdisciplinary, biotech projects.
FF collaborated as a peer reviewer with impactful and field leading journals such as Springer-Nature-BMC and Trends series journals, FEBS Letters, Gene, Biol. Cell, Exp Cell Res, Plant J, Chemosphere, In Silico Biol), and as an Editor with international journals such as Discovery Biology and Medicine and Stem Cell Discovery. FF is also member of some international boards of evaluators for research project funding (e.g. to the French INSERM-CNRS, the Netherlands Genomic Initiative etc.).
FF has been project/unit coordinator in both international (NoE-EU), national (PRIN) and local (Padua University) consortia.
Along his career, FF was getting published in different disciplines and on impactful journals, such as Nature, TiBS, TiBTech, PNAS, JBC, Proteomics, Hum Mutat, Pl Physiol, J Exp Bot, Nanomedicine, Carbon, Sci Rep etc. A list of selected publications can be found on this website.
FF graduated (MSc level) in Biological Sciences with full honors at the University of Naples; then, he won a PhD fellowship (4-years programme) in Cellular and Molecular Genetics. In 1992 he moved to the CRIBI Biotechnology center in Padua where he spent last year of PhD and two further years as a postdoc, prior to winning (1995) a position for Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology, Department of Biology and Faculty of Sciences, University of Padova.
FF is Associate Professor since 2008 (tenured since 2005).