Francesca Finotello | Ass. Prof., PhD | Group Leader

Francesca Finotello earned her Ph.D. in Bioengineering in 2014 at the University of Padova, Italy. She was a PostDoc in the Zlatko Trajanoski’s lab (2015-2021) and she was recently appointed Assistant Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Digital Science Center (DiSC) of the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She has longstanding expertise in multi-omics data analysis, and she is interested in the development of computational methods to inform precision and personalized medicine.

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Research Interests

Our research focuses on the bioinformatic analysis of bulk and single-cell multiomics data and on the development of computational methods to inform precision and personalized medicine. Our group has a special focus on cancer immunology: we integrate bioinformatics, systems biology, and machine learning techniques to shed light on the rules governing tumor-immune cell interactions. By characterizing the landscape of cancer neoantigens, the composition of the tumor immune contexture, and the intricate crosstalk governing cell-cell interactions in the tumor microenvironment, we aim at extracting mechanistic rationale to improve cancer immunotherapy.