Bioinformatics, protein structure, protein design, C++, FoldX, data analysis.


After graduating in a Chemistry high school in 2012 I enrolled in the Molecular Biology bachelor at University of Padua (Italy). I graduated in 2016 carrying my bachelor thesis in the Bioinformatics Lab. of Professor Chiara Romualdi, combining my studies with the passion for computers and programming. There I became aware of the “Two years Bologna Master in Bioinformatics” which I concluded with the highest grade in July 2018, with a thesis entitled “Target driven engineering of DNA-Protein interfaces” performed in Luis Serrano Lab. at CRG of Barcelona, under the supervision of two worldwide renowned experts on structural Bioinformatics: Prof. Luis Serrano Pubul and Prof. Rita Casadio (Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna). Later that year, a Bioinformatician position  was offered to me by Prof. Serrano to further develop and use ModelX and FoldX; two well established software for the generation, engineering and evaluation of bio-molecular structural models. In September 2019 I have been awarded with a prestigious fellowship from “la Caixa” foundation to develop a PhD entitled “In silico biomolecular engineering with FoldX and ModelX”.


Ciampi L; Mantica F; López-Blanch L; Permanyer J; Rodriguez-Marín C; Zang J; Cianferoni D; Jiménez-Delgado S; Bonnal S; Miravet-Verde S; Ruprecht V; Neuhauss SCF; Banfi S; Carrella S; Serrano L; Head SA; Irimia M, 2022. Specialization of the photoreceptor transcriptome by Srrm3-dependent microexons is required for outer segment maintenance and vision.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 119(29):e2117090119

Delgado Blanco J; Hernandez-Alias X; Cianferoni D; Serrano L, 2020. In silico mutagenesis of human ACE2 with S protein and translational efficiency explain SARS-CoV-2 infectivity in different species.  PLoS Comput Biol 16(12):e1008450

Cianferoni D; Radusky LG; Head SA; Serrano L; Delgado J, 2020. ProteinFishing: a protein complex generator within the ModelX toolsuite.  Bioinformatics 36(14):4208-4210

Delgado Blanco J; Radusky LG; Cianferoni D; Serrano L, 2019. Protein-assisted RNA fragment docking (RnaX) for modeling RNA-protein interactions using ModelX.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116(49):24568-24573

Delgado J; Radusky LG; Cianferoni D; Serrano L, 2019. FoldX 5.0: working with RNA, small molecules and a new graphical interface.  Bioinformatics 35(20):4168-4169

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