IFOM Francesco Ferrari Lab

Francesco Ferrari Lab

Francesco Ferrari

Francesco Ferrari joined IFOM in 2015 and here he coordinates a new research group focusing on computational genomics.
Francesco Ferrari graduated with honors in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Modena in 2004, with a thesis on microarray-based gene expression profiling of melanocytes from melanoma patients. read more

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Computational genomics

Cell identity is ultimately defined by genome utilization. While all cells in an organism share approximately the same genome, the activity of genes within each cell results from multiple levels of regulation, including binding of transcription factors and other chromatin-associated proteins, epigenetic modifications, three-dimensional genome organization. read more

Laboratory location: Milan, Italy

Recent publications

  • De Los Angeles A*, Ferrari F*, Fujiwara Y, Mathieu R, Lee S, Lee S, Tu H, Ross S, Chou S, Nguyen M, Wu Z, Theunissen TW, Powell BE, Imsoonnthornruksa S, Chen J, Borkent M, Krupalnik V, Lujan E, Wernig M, Hanna JH, Hochedlinger K, Pei D, Jaenisch R, Deng H, Orkin SH, Park PJ, Daley GQ.
    Failure to Replicate the STAP Cell Phenomenon.
    Nature, 2015 Sep 24;525(7570):E6-9.
  • De Los Angeles A, Ferrari F, Xi R, Fujiwara Y, Benvenisty N, Deng H, Hochedlinger K, Jaenisch R, Lee S, Leitch HG, Lensch MW, Lujan E, Pei D, Rossant J, Wernig M, Park PJ, Daley GQ.
    Hallmarks of Pluripotency.
    (Review article) Nature 2015 Sep 23;525(7570):469-78.
  • Cheloufi S, Elling U, Hopfgartner B, Jung YL, Murn J, Ninova M, Hubmann M, Badeaux AI, Ang CE, Tenen D, Wesche DJ, Abazova N, Hogue M, Tasdemir N, Brumbaugh J, Rathert P, Jude J, Ferrari F, Blanco A, Fellner M, Wenzel D, Zinner M, Vidal SE, Bell O, Stadtfeld M, Chang HY, Almouzni G, Lowe SW, Rinn J, Wernig M, Aravin A, Shi Y, Park PJ, Penninger JM, Zuber J, Konrad Hochedlinger K.
    The histone chaperone CAF-1 safeguards somatic cell identity.
    Nature ACCEPTED.

Group members

Carmen Maria Livi
Endre Sebestyen
PhD student
Koustav Pal