Mario Nicodemi
Mario Nicodemi
affiliation: Università di Napoli Federico II
research area(s): Computational Biology
Course: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
University/Istitution: Università di Napoli Federico II
I am a theoretical physicist. My scientific activities have concerned
Statistical Mechanics of Complex Systems in Physics and applications
to Molecular Biology, Computational and System Biology. I am the
coordinator of the Statistical Mechanics Group of the Physics Department,
and head of the INFN Section "Theoretical Physics Methods in Biology" at
the University of Naples "Federico II". Among other international
activities, I am currently in the EPJP Board. I currently teach the courses
on "Complex Systems" in Physics and "Bioinformatics".
My current research activities are mainly focused on:
a) Applications of Statistical Mechanics to Biological Systems,
Computational and System Biology, e.g., gene and chromosome regulatory
mechanisms, X-Chromosome Inactivation, genome higher-order organization,
stem cell reprogramming.
b) Statistical Mechanics of Complex Systems in Physics, such as granular
media, off-equilibrium and glassy dynamics, disordered systems, critical
I have authored more than 100 international publications, having around
1800 citations (h-index=22, Source: ISI Web).
S. Brand, R.C. Ball, M. Nicodemi (2011) Stochastic transitions and jamming
in granular pipe flow. Phys. Rev. E 83, 031309

A. Scialdone and M. Nicodemi (2010) Diffusion based DNA-target
Colocalization by Thermodynamic Mechanisms. Development 137, 3877

M. Nicodemi and A. Prisco (2009) Thermodynamic pathways to genome spatial
organization in the cell nucleus. Biophys.Jou. 96, 2168

A. Scialdone and M. Nicodemi (2008) Mechanics and Dynamics of X-Chromosome
Pairing at X Inactivation", PLoS Comp.Bio. 4, e1000244

D.S. Grebenkov, M. Pica Ciamarra, M. Nicodemi, A. Coniglio (2008) Flow,
ordering, and jamming of sheared granular suspensions. Phys. Rev. Lett.
100, 078001

M. Nicodemi, B. Panning, and A. Prisco (2008) A thermodynamic switch for
chromosome colocalization. Genetics 179, 717 (2008)

M. Nicodemi and A. Prisco (2007) A Symmetry Breaking Model for X Chromosome
Inactivation", Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 108104

M. Nicodemi and A. Prisco (2007) Self-assembly and DNA binding of the
blocking factor in X Chromosome Inactivation", PLoS Comp.Bio. 3, e210
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