Location: DIBIT2 A3, Floor 3, Room 15
Computational biologist, Center for Omics Sciences
Aurora Maurizio is a bioinformatician at the Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics (CTGB), at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele (Milan).
She earned a BSc degree in Veterinary Biotechnology and an MSs degree in Plant Biotechnology at the University of Udine. She approached bioinformatics during her Master’s thesis at the Institute of Applied Genomics (IGA) in Udine. Then she moved to Trieste, where she obtained a PhD in Functional and Structural Genomics (Neurobiology sector) at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA).
During her doctoral fellow, she investigated the role of Transposable Element mediated structural variants in health and disease. In particular, she developed different bioinformatics frameworks to study the following hallmarks of LINE-1 mediated genome instability: direct insertion, post-insertional rearrangements, and Double Strand Breaks (DSBs).
She also completed a full-time master program in High-Performance Computing (MHPC), co-organized by SISSA and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), to obtain new and complementary technical competencies in parallel computing to make the most out of biological data exploiting at their best the available computational resources. Passionate to find concrete solutions for real-life problems, Aurora then applied her broad scientific, analytical, and technological skills in the field of naval research.