Ezequiel L. Nicolazzi (FPTP, Italy) got his Ms.C in Animal Production in 2007 and his Ph.D in Biotechnology in 2011 with a thesis on genomic selection, genotype-phenotype association and selection signature studies using whole genome SNP data. Since 2005 he collaborates with Italian breeders associations in different projects related to the improvement of genetic and genomic evaluations in Italy. From 2012 to 2015, he was a research fellow in the Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics group at Fondazione Parco Tecnologico Padano (FPTP) in Lodi. He currently is the Technical manager of the Bioinfromatics core facility of Parco Tecnologico Padano. He has large experience working with SNP data & chips in different species. He mainly programs in Python, R, Fortran, SAS & Linux shell.
Nelson Nazzicari (FPTP, Italy) got his master degree in Informatics Engineering in 2005 and his Ph.D in Informatics, Electronics and Electrics Engineering in 2008. After a postdoc in network security at CSIS - GMU, in 2013 he became research fellow at Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics group at Parco Tecnologico Padano (PTP) in Lodi, Italy. He is specialized in high throughput dataflow management, data mining techniques and server-side application optimization.
Andrea Caprera (FPTP, Italy) is a Bioinformatician specialized in Scientific Workflow Systems, in Database Administration and in Software Development. Since 2005 he works in the Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics group at PTP.
Ilaria Fojadelli (FPTP, Italy) got her master degree in Biomedic Engineering in 2006 at Politecnico (Milan) and her second master degree in Robotic and Automation at UC3M (Madrid) in 2012. After several jobs in research institutions, in 2013 she became research fellow at Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics group at Parco Tecnologico Padano (PTP) in Lodi, Italy. In collaboration with Politecnico of Milan she also began her Ph.D in Bioinformatics and predicting methods. She is specialized in signal processing, software developing, web interface design, DB design and management and data analysis.
Francesco Strozzi (FPTP, Italy) is the head of the Bioinformatics Core Facility at PTP. He is an active developer of the BioRuby community since 2008 and from 2011 he is a member of the BioRuby panel. He was Google Summer of Code mentor for the Open Bioinformatics Foundation in 2011 and 2012
Robert D. Schnabel (Missouri Univ., USA) is Research Associate Professor within the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri, USA. He was a member of the consortia that developed the Illumina BovineSNP50, BovineHD, PorcineSNP60 and Affymetrix BOS-1 genotyping arrays. He was also the QA/QC leader for the Bovine HapMap Consortium. His research can be broadly defined as identifying the genetic basis for phenotypic variation in domestic animals with a primary focus on beef cattle and dogs.
Cindy Lawley (Illumina Inc., USA) is the Consortia Program Manager at Illumina.
Ali Pirani (Affymetrix Inc., USA) is the Primary Bioinformatic Scientist for development of Agrigenomic Genotyping Solutions at Affymetrix.
Fiona Brew (Affymetrix, UK) is the Senior Sales Manager, Human and Agri Genomics at Affymetrix UK.
Chandrasen Soans (Illumina Inc., USA) is the Product Manager at Illumina, covering the Agrigenomics market.
Hossein Jorjani (Interbull Centre, Sweden) is a Professor and head of the Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics (HGEN) at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden.
Gary Evans (GeneSeek, UK) is the GeneSeek European Business development Manager at Neogen Corporation.
Barry Simpson (GeneSeek, USA) is the Director of Research and Development at Neogen Corporation.
John L. Williams (FPTP, Italy) is the Director of Science at Parco Tecnologico Padano, and he is the coordinator of FP7-KBBE-2011-5 Gene2farm project: "Next generation European system for cattle improvement and management" (Grant Agreement n.289592)
Alessandra Stella (FPTP, Italy) coordinates the activities of the Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics group at PTP and she is a research scientist at the National Research Council of Italy. She has 20 years experience in the application of statistical and bioinformatic methods to the analysis of genomic data in plants and livestock. Among her main research interests are the application of novel algorithms to the analysis of -omics data and application to the dissection of complex phenotypes. She coordinates 2 national projects and collaborates with seven EU FP7 projects as a WP coordinator
If you have questions, comments or concerns, please write to ezequiel [dot] nicolazzi [at] ptp [dot] it