This is the website of the Computational Biology Unit led by Prof. Paolo Provero at the University of Torino. We are an interdisciplinary research team interested in diverse topics regarding computational biology and bioinformatics.

Our research activity focuses on different aspects of gene regulation. On one hand, we are interested in the evolution and variation of regulatory elements in the human genome. On the other, we are working towards the integration of genetically predicted gene expression in predictive models, especially towards behavioral, neuropsychiatric and neuroimaging-derived complex traits.
The unit also collaborates with several experimental laboratories providing bioinformatics and data-mining expertise.

historic anatomy building

Although we started our collaboration already years ago, the CBU recently formed under the Neuroscience Department “Rita Levi Montalcini” and is currently hosted in the historic “Palazzo degli Istituti Anatomici” on Massimo d’Azeglio 52, Turin.

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Two postdoc positions in Neuroimaging Genetics at the University of Turin

Send us your expression of interest and CV by November 15th!

We will have two positions starting from March 2024 for young postdoctoral researchers interested to work at the crossroads between Brain Imaging and Genetics. Projects overview The new researchers will be involved in two projects recently funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research under the PRIN program. Both projects will involve the analysis of Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans from public international datasets such as the UK Biobank and the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study. [Read More]

Postdoc position in Statistical Genetics at the University of Turin

Send us your expression of interest and CV by October 15th!

We will have one postdoc position at the university of Torino, starting in January 2024, as part of a larger collaboration with the Universities of Padova and Bologna. The position is aimed at young researchers with a background in computational and/or biological sciences, to work in a project at the crossroads between population genomics and complex trait analysis. Please see full details here. Send your expression of interest including a CV at davide. [Read More]

A calm summer break before a (brain)stormy new year!

Three PRINs at our lab starting next fall semester.

Three PRINs landed in our lab this last couple of months, making us very honored and proud as we enter our summer break. For our international friends, PRIN (Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale) are among the most important national funding programs in Italy, designed to fund large collaborative projects. As a group, in the next couple of years, we will be part of two PRINs 2022 and leading the investigation in a PRIN PNRR 2022. [Read More]

Open position!

Postdoc in the genetics of brain imaging and behavioral/psychiatric phenotypes.

We will have a position in our lab, starting in the summer of 2023, for a young researcher with a background in computational and/or biological sciences, to work on a multi-faceted project in collaboration with the lab of Fabrizio Pizzagalli here at the Dept. of Neurosciences of the University of Torino, Turin, Italy. The project aims to integrate genomics, transcriptomics and brain imaging data to predict behavioral traits and disease outcome/progression, and will be based on the analysis of large datasets (such as those generated by the UK Biobank and the ABCD study) with statistical and machine learning methods. [Read More]

Visiting Researcher Fellowships

Opportunities for a short-term research stay in Turin

Are you a young computational biology researcher looking for a change of perspective or willing to establish an international collaborative network? We might have the opportunity for you! We are offering short-term visiting researcher positions of three months between May and December 2023 at our computational biology laboratory within the Dept. of Neurosciences of the University of Turin, Italy. The goal of the visiting period is to establish a collaboration on a project within the scope of the laboratory interests. [Read More]