Andrea Cabibbo
Andrea Cabibbo
affiliation: Università di Roma Tor Vergata
research area(s): Computational Biology, Immunity And Infection
Course: Cell and Molecular Biology
University/Istitution: Università di Roma Tor Vergata
1990: Degree in Biological Sciences, 110 cum laude, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
1991-94: Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Istituto di Ricerche in Biologia Molecolare, IRBM, Rome
1995-97: AIRC Fellow, Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, Milano
1997-2000: Researcher, Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, Milano
2000-2007: Research contracts, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
2008-to date: Researcher, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Development of computational tools and web applications in the field of Immunoinformatics
Panni S, Montecchi-Palazzi L, Kiemer L, Cabibbo A, Paoluzi S, Santonico E, Landgraf C, Volkmer-Engert R, Bachi A, Castagnoli L, Cesareni G. "Combining peptide recognition specificity and context information for the prediction of the 14-3-3-mediated interactome in S. cerevisiae and H. sapiens". Proteomics. 2011 Jan;11(1):128-43.

Amicosante M., Cabibbo A., Colizzi V., Mancino G., Mattei M., Montesano C. "Use of Mycobacterium tuberculosis peptides for diagnostic and vaccine purpuose". Patent application BGSF0497103, Bulgarian Patent Office, 2010.

Galgani A, Amicosante M, Grifoni A, Bonanno CT, Di Sano C, Cicconi R, Mattei M., Cabibbo A, Mancino G, Colizzi V, Salerno V, Montesano C "HLA-A, -B and "DRB1 allele frequencies in a Libyan population". Submitted.

Delogu G., Sali M., Rocca S., Quintiliani G., Santucci M.B., Greco E., Cabibbo A., Mariani F., Colizzi V., Fadda G., Fraziano M. "Lysophosphatidic acid enhances antimycobacterial response during in vivo primary Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection". 2010. In press.

Giacò L, Amicosante M, Fraziano M, Ausiello G, Gherardini PF, Colizzi V, Helmer-Citterich M and Cabibbo A. "Bpred, a structure based B-cell epitopes prediction server focused on the rational selection of peptidic reagents". Submitted.
Project Title:
Genome-wide identification of immunogenic regions in pathogenic organisms
The identification of immunogenic regions in target proteins is a key step in the cost effective development of new diagnostics, vaccines, immunotherapeutic leads for a variety of infectious-based human diseases and more in general for the rational selection of peptidic reagents for a wide range of applications in Life Sciences and Biothecnological research.
This research project will require the development of novel online tools and applications for the identification of both T and B-Cell epitopes on a genome-wide scale. The candidate will ideally have some programming/bioinformatics experience and/or a stong interest in learning and applying such techniques in the context of a basic research environment focused toward biomedical/immunological applications.