Francesco Pappalardo earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Catania, Catania, Italy, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. Presently he is a Professor of computer science at the same university. From 2001 to 2004 he did research on computer operating system security. In 2008, he was Visiting Researcher at Dana‐Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, USA, and in 2006 he visited the Molecular Immunogenetics Labs, IMGT, Montpellier, France. His major research area is modeling human and mouse immune system responses involved in several pathologies, including viral infections, tumors, and atherosclerosis. This effort leads to both better understanding of the immune system and the application of these modeling approaches to vaccine research. Up to now, Pappalardo published about 80 reviewed research papers. He serves the scientific community as editorial board member, reviewer, and program committee member for major journals and conferences in the area of computer science and computational biology. Since 2007, Pappalardo serves as Expert Evaluator for the European Community in the evaluation of proposals towards objectives of the ICT for health theme.
Biography Updated on 17 August 2014