Francesco Abate

Francesco Abate


Associate Research Scientist

Francesco Abate received his bachelor's and master's degrees at the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy in 2004 and in 2007, respectively. In 2011 he received his PhD in systems and computer engineering from the Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN). In 2008 he worked with the CAD Group at the university in the field of fault tolerance and embedded systems and was a visiting student at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2009 he joined the Electronic Design Automation Group where he works on the design of data mining tools applied to bioinformatics, the development of next generation sequencing analysis pipelines, and computational biology problems in cancer.


Oshima K, Khiabanian H, da Silva-Almeida AC, Tzoneva G, Abate F, Ambesi-Impiombato A, Sanchez-Martin M, Carpenter Z, Penson A, Perez-Garcia A, Eckert C, Nicolas C, Balbin M, Sulis ML, Kato M, Koh K, Paganin M, Basso G, Gastier-Foster JM, Devidas M, Loh ML, Kirschner-Schwabe R, Palomero T, Rabadan R, Ferrando AA. Mutational landscape, clonal evolution patterns, and role of RAS mutations in relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Oct 4;113(40):11306-11311.

Wang J, Cazzato E, Ladewig E, Frattini V, Rosenbloom DI, Zairis S, Abate F, Liu Z, Elliott O, Shin YJ, Lee JK, Lee IH, Park WY, Eoli M, Blumberg AJ, Lasorella A, Nam DH, Finocchiaro G, Iavarone A, Rabadan R. Clonal evolution of glioblastoma under therapy. Nat Genet. 2016 Jun 6.

da Silva Almeida AC, Abate F, Khiabanian H, Martinez-Escala E, Guitart J, Tensen CP, Vermeer MH, Rabadan R, Ferrando A, Palomero T. The mutational landscape of cutaneous T cell lymphoma and Sézary syndrome. Nat Genet. 2015 Nov 9.

Abate F, Todaro M, van der Krogt JA, Boi M, Landra I, Machiorlatti R, Tabbò F, Messana K, Abele C, Barreca A, Novero D, Gaudiano M, Aliberti S, Di Giacomo F, Tousseyn T, Lasorsa E, Crescenzo R, Bessone L, Ficarra E, Acquaviva A, Rinaldi A, Ponzoni M, Longo DL, Aime S, Cheng M, Ruggeri B, Piccaluga PP, Pileri S, Tiacci E, Falini B, Pera-Gresely B, Cerchietti L, Iqbal J, Chan WC, Shultz LD, Kwee I, Piva R, Wlodarska I, Rabadan R, Bertoni F, Inghirami G; The European T-cell Lymphoma Study Group. A novel patient-derived tumorgraft model with TRAF1-ALK anaplastic large-cell lymphoma translocation. Leukemia. 2014 Dec 23. 

Abate F, Zairis S, Ficarra E, Acquaviva A, Wiggins CH, Frattini V, Lasorella A, Iavarone A, Inghirami G, Rabadan R. Pegasus: a comprehensive annotation and prediction tool for detection of driver gene fusions in cancer. BMC Syst Biol. 2014 Sep 4;8(1):97.


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