Francesco Russo

EDUCATION Nov 2013–present University of Pisa (Italy) Computer Science, Bioinformatics · PhD student Nov 2012 University of Catania (Italy) Molecular and Cellular Biology · Master's Degree. Thesis Title: 'miRandola: Extracellular Circulating MicroRNAs Database'. PLoS ONE 2012. 7(10): e47786 Nov 2010 University of Catania (Italy) Biological Sciences · Bachelor's Degree. Thesis Title: 'Variability in the Incidence of miRNAs and Genes in Fragile Sites and the Role of Repeats and CpG Islands in the Distribution of Genetic Material'. PLoS ONE 2010. 5(6):e11166 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Sep 2015–Dec 2015 Visiting PhD student IOR Institute of Oncology Research · Lymphoma Genomics (Bertoni group) and Bioinformatics Core Unit (Ivo Kwee, Head) Switzerland · Bellinzona Data Integration of miRNA, mRNA and drug effects in Lymphoma. The Bioinformatics Core Unit is part of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB). Jun 2013–present The isolation and validation of miRNA/mRNA complexes to identify genes and pathways targeted by tumour suppressor miRNAs in prostate cancer cells. National Research Council · IIT (Institute of Informatics and Telematics) · Advisor: Marco Pellegrini Italy · Pisa Jun 2009–Jun 2013 University of Catania - FerroLab Università degli Studi di Catania · Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine (MEDBIO) · FerroLab Advisor: Alfredo Ferro Italy · Catania SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES - International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and Student Council (Steering Committee) - International Society for Biocuration (Member) - Bioinformatics Italian Society (Member) ORCID RESEARCHGATE LINKEDIN NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (CNR)

We are pleased to announce the publication of miRandola 2017 in Nucleic Acids Research, Database issue 2018! Citation: miRandola 2017: a curated knowledge base of non-invasive biomarkers. Francesco Russo*, Sebastiano MORE

The first version of the miRandola database has been published in 2012. It contained 89 papers and miRNA data. Now, we have updated the database with 272 papers and we MORE

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Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), for example microRNAs (miRNAs), are frequently dysregulated in cancer and other diseases, and have shown great potential as tissue-based markers for cancer classification and prognostication. ncRNAs are MORE