Antonio Collesei

Researcher in Bioinformatics and Computational Oncology @ IOV-IRCCS.


7th Floor North, Institute of Pediatric Research

Corso Stati Uniti, 4

Padova, Italy

I’m a researcher in Bioinformatics and Computational Oncology at the Veneto Instute of Oncology, Italy, and former Ph.D student (2020-2023) at the University of Padova. I have been part of Vandin Lab and AIDA Lab (Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy). My research mainly focuses on developing methods for omics data to unveil the underlying biology in cancer cohorts. I have also been working on machine learning models in observational and clinical studies.

I received my Master’s Degree in Bioengineering from the University of Padova in 2017, including a one-year visiting research period at the Medizinische Universität, Innsbruck, Austria, under the supervision of Zlatko Trajanoski and Francesca Finotello. Between my Master’s and Ph.D. I temporarily switched to industry, working for an italian multinational company (Inventis).

Outside of academia, I enjoy playing team sports in official tournaments (kind of competitive guy) or even pick-up games in the park. I also produce and star in short movies, occasionally winning prizes. Check out Hidden Embers on YouTube. Most of it is in italian, but we are working hard to make subtitles available.


Jun 29, 2023 ALLSTAR has just been accepted for a 10-minute oral presentation @ CIBB 2023, held in my home town Padova!
May 12, 2023 ALLSTAR has just been accepted for a 20-minute oral presentation @ ISMB/ECCB 2023! Lyon, France we’ll meet soon! 🇫🇷
Apr 21, 2023 Paola graduated in Computer Science!
Apr 18, 2023 Poster presented @ RECOMB 2023
Mar 20, 2023 ALLSTAR just got accepted as a Poster @ RECOMB 2023! Istanbul, Turkey I’m coming! 🇹🇷

selected publications

  1. Comorbidities in the Spondyloarthritis GISEA Cohort: an average treatment effect analysis on patients treated with bDMARDs
    Laura Scagnellato, Antonio Collesei, Andrea Doria, Giacomo Cozzi, Mariagrazia Lorenzin, Fabiola Atzeni, Serena Bugatti, Roberto Caporali, Alberto Cauli, Fabrizio Conti, and  others
    Clinical and experimental rheumatology, 2023
  2. Multi-design differential expression profiling of COVID-19 lung autopsy specimens reveals significantly deregulated inflammatory pathways and SFTPC impaired transcription
    Matteo Fassan, Antonio Collesei, Valentina Angerilli, Marta Sbaraglia, Francesco Fortarezza, Federica Pezzuto, Monica De Gaspari, Gianluca Businello, Margherita Moni, Stefania Rizzo, and  others
    Cells, 2022