Rosario Michael Piro

Associate Professor of Bioinformatics

Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB)

Politecnico di Milano

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3066-7397

Courses

Politecnico di Milano (since 2020):

S = spring semester, A = autumn semester

  • Scientific Programming (lectures)
    M.Sc. in Bioinformatics for Computational Genomics; S 2020, S 2021
    (Degree programme offered jointly with Università degli Studi di Milano)

  • Bioinformatics Algorithms (lectures)
    B.Sc. in Engineering of Computer Systems; S 2022 (upcoming)

  • Genomics Big Datamanagement and Computing (lectures)
    M.Sc. in Bioinformatics for Computational Genomics; A 2020
    (Degree programme offered jointly with Università degli Studi di Milano)

  • Interdisciplinary Project Seminar (seminar)
    M.Sc. in Bioinformatics for Computational Genomics; A 2020
    (Degree programme offered jointly with Università degli Studi di Milano)


Freie Universität Berlin (2015 - 2019):

W = winter semester, S = summer semester

  • Algorithmische Bioinformatik (Algorithmic Bioinformatics) (lectures) [German]
    B.Sc. in Bioinformatics; W 2015/2016

  • Genetik und Genomforschung (Genetics and Genome Research) (lectures) [German]
    B.Sc. in Bioinformatics; W 2016/2017

  • Genomics (lectures)
    M.Sc. in Bioinformatics; W 2015/2016, W 2016/2017, W 2017/2018, W 2018/2019

  • Medical Bioinformatics (lectures)
    M.Sc. in Bioinformatics; S 2016, S 2017, S 2018

  • Medical Genomics (practical course)
    M.Sc. in Bioinformatics; S 2015, S 2016, S 2017, S 2018, S 2019

  • Cancer Bioinformatics (seminar)
    M.Sc. in Bioinformatics; W 2018/2019


German Cancer Research Center (2011 - 2015):

W = winter semester, S = summer semester

  • Current Topics in Bioinformatics and Computational Cell Biology (seminar)
    M.Sc. in Molecular Biology; single sessions; W 2011/2012, W 2012/2013

  • Bioinformatik √úbungen (Programming in Perl) (lectures + excercises) [german]
    B.Sc. in Molecular Biology; single lectures; W 2012/2013


Università degli Studi di Torino (2007 - 2011):

AA = anno accademico (academic year)

  • Abilità Informatiche (esecitazioni) - Secondo Modulo (exercises) [italian]
    Laurea (B.Sc.), Scuola Universitaria Interfacoltà in Biotecnologie; AA 2007/2008, AA 2008/2009, AA 2009/2010, AA 2010/2011

  • Phenotype analysis in humans using OMIM (single lecture + exercises)
    M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Università degli Studi di Torino and Fondazione per le Biotecnologie, May 26th, 2007



Presentations (selected)

Computational biology:

  • Identification of the mutational signatures active in individual tumors
    Challenges in Data-driven Genomic Computing Workshop, Como, Italy, March 6-8, 2019 (invited talk). [pdf; workshop website]

  • Computational approaches to uncover causes of cancer and hereditary disorders
    Department seminar at DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, June 26, 2018 (invited seminar talk). [pdf; seminar website]

  • Identification of mutational signatures active in individual tumors
    NETTAB 2017 - Methods, Tools & Platforms for Personalized Medicine in the Big Data Era, Palermo, Italy, October 16-18, 2017. [pdf; conference website]

  • Computational medicine: identification of causes of genetic disorders (invited keynote)
    Confluence-2017 - 7th International IEEE Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering, Noida, India, January 12-13, 2017. [pdf; conference website]

  • Computational neuropathology & oncology (invited talk)
    IMPRS-CBSC Spring Colloqium, Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany, March 9, 2016. [seminar website]

  • Identification of metabolic switches in glioblastomas of IDH1-mutation carriers by integration of information on somatic mutations into gene expression-based pathway analysis
    Workshop on Integration of OMICS Datasets into Metabolic Pathway Analysis (IOMPA 2011) (held in conjunction with the International Conference on Systems Biology, ICSB 2011), Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany, July 17, 2011. [conference website]

  • Candidate gene prioritization based on spatially mapped gene expression: an application to XLMR
    9th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB2010), Ghent, Belgium, September 26-29, 2010. [pdf; conference website]


Grid computing:

  • Consistency of Accounting Information with DGAS
    EGEE JRA1 All Hands Meeting, Helsinki/Espoo, Finland, June 18-20, 2007. [pdf]

  • Joint UR And RUS Session (on aggregation of usage records)
    Open Grid Forum 20 (OGF20), Manchester, UK, May 10, 2007. [pdf]
    (Held as a chair of the joint session of the OGF UR and RUS working groups.)

  • DGAS - Basic concepts and proposals for the UR format
    GridWorld/Global Grid Forum 18 (GGF18), Washington, DC, September 11-14, 2006. [pdf]
    (Note: due to time constraints only the proposals for version 2 of the GGF Usage Record where presented and discussed, the entire talk is provided here for completeness.)

  • APEL & DGAS - A vertical infrastructure for Grid Accounting (joint talk with APEL developer Dave Kant, RAL)
    EGEE JRA1 All Hands Meeting, CERN, March 23, 2006. [pdf]

  • Distributed Grid Accounting System - Brief Overview & DGAS2APEL Interface
    4th EGEE Conference, Pisa, Italy, October 24-28, 2005. [pdf]

  • DataGrid Accounting System - Brief overview & DGAS2APEL interface
    Joint OSG/EGEE Grid Operations Workshop, Culham, UK, September 28th, 2005. [pdf]

  • DataGrid Accounting System - Basic concepts and current status
    eIRG Workshop on e-Infrastructures, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 13, 2005. [pdf]

  • Simulation of Price-sensitive Resource Brokering and the Hybrid Pricing Model with DGAS-Sim
    13th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE-2004), track on Emerging Technologies for Next generation GRID (ETNGRID 2004), Modena, Italy, June 14-16, 2004. [pdf]

  • Accounting economico e bilanciamento del carico di lavoro per la European DataGrid (italian)
    Internal Meeting with Eurix Group and Oracle Italia, Torino/Italy, December, 2003. [pdf]

  • DGAS, An Economy-based Accounting Infrastructure for the DataGrid
    4th International Workshop on Grid Computing (GRID2003), held in conjunction with SC2003, Phoenix, Arizona (USA), November 17th, 2003. [pdf]



Posters (selected)

Computational biology:

(The poster presenter is highlighted)

  • SPLICE-q: a Python tool for genome-wide quantification of splicing efficiency
    Authors: Melo Costa V, et al.
    Int. Conference on Systems Biology of Human Disease 2019 (SBHD 2019), Berlin, Germany, July 6-8, 2019. [pdf]

  • Identification of active mutational processes in individual tumors with the R package decompTumor2Sig
    Authors: Krüger S, Piro RM
    Int. Conference on Systems Biology of Human Disease 2019 (SBHD 2019), Berlin, Germany, July 6-8, 2019. [pdf]

  • decompTumor2Sig - R package for the identification of active mutational signatures in individual tumors
    Authors: Krüger S, Piro RM
    EACR-AACR-ISCR Conference: The Cutting Edge of Contemporary Cancer Research, Jerusalem, Israel, October 9-11, 2018. [pdf]

  • A new R package for the identification of mutational signatures active in individual tumors
    Authors: Krüger S, Piro RM
    15th Annual Meeting of the Bioinformatics Italian Society, Torino, Italy, June 27-29, 2018. [pdf]

  • Disease-gene discovery by integration of 3D gene expression and transcription factor binding affinities
    Authors: Piro RM, Molineris I, et al.
    Int. Conf. on the Systems Biology of Human Disease, Heidelberg, Germany, June 12-14, 2013. [pdf]

  • PathWave 2.1: a user-friendly R package for detecting differential regulation and switches in metabolic and signaling pathways
    Authors: Piro RM, Wiesberg S, et al.
    EMBO Conference Series: From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany, Nov. 17-20, 2012. [pdf]

  • PathWave Update: Identifying Regulatory Changes in Metabolic Pathways
    Authors: Piro RM, Schramm G, et al.
    International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB-2011), Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2011. [pdf]

  • Disease gene prediction based on tissue-specific conserved coexpression
    Authors: Piro RM, Ala U, et al.
    European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB2010), Ghent, Belgium, September 26-29, 2010. [pdf]

  • Tissue-specific conserved coexpression for disease gene prediction and hypotheses generation
    Authors: Piro RM, Ala U, et al.
    European Human Genetics Conference (ESHG2010), Göteborg, Sweden, June 12-15, 2010. [pdf]
    Poster Award Candidate (61 candidates out of over 1,400 accepted posters).
    Abstract published in: Eur J Hum Genet 18(Suppl.1):275, 2010. [ESHG2010 Abstract Book (page 275)]

  • Prediction of Human Disease Genes by Analysis of Conserved Coexpression
    Authors: Ala U, Piro RM, et al.
    7th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB'08), Cagliari, Italy, September 22-26, 2008. [pdf]

  • Identification of candidate disease genes from conserved coexpression
    Authors: Provero P, Ala U, Piro RM, et al.
    16th Annual International Conference Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2008), Toronto, Canada, July 19-23, 2008.
    Outstanding Poster Award, sponsored by the Sudarsky Center for Computational Biology.

  • Functional annotation and identification of candidate disease genes by computational analysis of normal tissue gene expression data
    Authors: Miozzi L, Ala U, Piro RM, et al.
    The 3rd EMBL Biennial Symposium: From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology, EMBL Heidelberg, October 14-17, 2006.