Andrea Ciliberto, a biologist expert in the mathematical modeling of biological processes, directs the Quantitative Biology of Cell Division research program at IFOM.
Born in Florence in 1971, Ciliberto graduated from the University of Florence in 1995 with a degree in Biological Sciences, defending a thesis on the dynamics of replication in cell populations. From the beginning of his academic career, Ciliberto has also had a strong interest in the applications of mathematics to the life sciences. read more
Our lab is interested in studying molecular regulatory networks using both computational and experimental approaches.
Our main interest lies in the analysis of the general principles of cell cycle control, with particular emphasis on the exit from mitosis. Normally, cells make sure that the two daughter cells born at the end of a cell cycle inherit one sister chromatid each, and thus are genetically equivalent to their mother cell. read more