Nicola Vitulo was born in Rovereto, Italy, in 1976. He received his B.S. degree in 2001 and his Ph.D. degree in biotechnology from University of Padova, Padua, Italy in 2005. Dr. Vitulo is a Research Fellow at the Department of Biology, University of Padova. He is the Team Leader of the Bioinformatics Group, where he has been working since 2002. During these years, he has acquired a great experience in bioinformatics fields developing expertise in gene prediction and annotation, comparative genomics, and data management. He was involved in the sequencing project of the genome of the bacterium photobacterium profundum SS9, which represents the first sequencing project of a piezophiles organism. Moreover, he participated in the Vitis vinifera genome sequencing project performed by the French/Italian consortium. Over the last few months, within the CRIBI Group, Dr. Vitulo has been working on a new release of the gene prediction of the grape genome, which is currently used in different laboratories. An international effort for the manual annotation of the grape genome (http://www.vitaceae.org/index.php/Annotation, http://genomes.cribi.unipd.it) is currently under way, using this latest gene prediction. Dr. Vitulo is currently a Member of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), which is coordinating several groups involved in the wheat genome sequencing using a chromosome by chromosome approach. Currently, his main interests are new generation sequencing technologies (454 Roche, Illumina, and SOLiD systems) for both de novo sequencing and rna-seq analysis.
Biography Updated on 20 September 2011