Simona De Summa


Dr. Simona De Summa gained a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology (University of Parma, Italy) with a thesis regarding the role of clusterin in prostate cancer. Thus, she started to work in IRCCS-Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II” (Bari-ITALY) where she was first employed as the wet scientist. In the meantime, she terminated a Specialization Course in “Medical Statistics and Genomics”, which introduced her in the fields of statistics and bioinformatics.

Indeed, she started a collaboration with the University of Verona for the improvement of variant calling for Next Generation Sequencing data. She is part of the working group of bioinformaticians of Alliance against Cancer, a network which groups together Italian research institutes. To date, she is involved in many projects focusing on personalized therapies for cancer patients.

Research Interests:

Her research interest mainly focuses on bioinformatics and the comprehensive analysis of NGS data in order to obtain even more information regarding immune-microenvironment of tumours.“Medical Statistics and Genomics”.