Simona De Summa
Designation: Senior Research Scientist
Department: Molecular Genetics
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.
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”.
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