Francesco Falciani, PhD
Head of Bioinformatics
With over 30 years of experience working in both academia and industry, Francesco is a specialist in developing novel computational approaches in systems biology and the application of these techniques to complex biological systems.
Francesco holds an Honorary Professorship in integrative Systems Biology at the University of Liverpool where until 2021 he served as a Director of the University’s Computational Biology facility.
Before establishing his career in academia, Francesco worked at GlaxoWellcome as Bioinformatics Group Leader and was Head of Target Discovery at Lorantis Ltd.
Francesco was a pioneer in the development and application of computational methods for inferring the structure of gene regulatory networks from observational data. He has led systems biology projects in the areas of toxicology, environmental toxicology, and biomedicine.
Francesco has a degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Florence, Italy and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Genetics Department at the University Cambridge, UK.