Bioinformatics Laboratory - Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Unit
IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino - Genova

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Biomedical data management and integration.
Network standards, technologies, tools and applications in bioinformatics.
Mass Spectrometry data analysis.

Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI)
Joint Research Unit MIRRI-IT
BY-COVID: Beyond Covid
MicroBioDiverSar (MBDS)

Geena 2
MultiTargetScan (discontinued)

IST Bioinformatics Web Services
Galaxy USMI Demonstrator (discontinued)


Molecular Probe Data Base (MPDB)
IARC TP53 Mutation Database on SRS
BITS Library
PLI: Protein-Ligand Interaction
Bioinformatics Events (BIECR, discontinued)
European Collection for Biomedical Research (ECBR, discontinued)

Web sites

ICLC Cell Bank Web site
ICLC Cell Bank Catalogue Search
MicroBioDiverSar (MBDS)
BITS 2009
European Biological Resource Centers Network (EBRCN, discontinued)
Hormone Responsive Breast Cancer Network (HRBC, discontinued)

Selected publications

Daga E, Budroni M, Multineddu C, Cosentino S, Deplano M, Romano P, Comunian R. The MicroBioDiverSar project: exploring the microbial biodiversity in ex situ collections of Sardinia. Sustainability 2021, 13(15):8494. DOI: 10.3390/su13158494
Del Prete E, Facchiano A, Profumo A, Angelini C, Romano P. GeenaR: a web tool for reproducible MALDI-TOF analysis. Frontiers in Genetics. 29 March 2021. 12:635814. DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2021.635814 PMID: 33854526
Romano P, Profumo A, Facchiano A. Pre-processing MALDI/TOF mass spectra by using Geena 2. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics 2018, 64(1):e59. DOI: 10.1002/cpbi.59 PMID: 30422396
Romano P, Beitia San Vicente M, Profumo A. A mass spectrometry based method and a software tool to assess degradation status of serum samples to be used in proteomics for biomarker discovery. Journal of Proteomics 2018, 173: 99-106. DOI: 10.1371/10.1016/j.jprot.2017.12.004 PMID: 29242081
Romano P, Profumo A, Rocco M, Mangerini R, Ferri F, Facchiano A. Geena 2, improved automated analysis of MALDI/TOF mass spectra. BMC Bioinformatics 2016, 17(Suppl 4):61 DOI: 10.1186/s12859-016-0911-2 PMID: 26961516
Zappa A, Splendiani A, Romano P. Towards linked open gene mutations data. BMC Bioinformatics 2012, 13(Suppl 4):S7 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-13-S4-S7 PMID: 22536974
Zappa A, Miele M, Romano P. IBWS: IST Bioinformatics Web Services. Nucleic Acids Research (2010) 38 (suppl 2): W712-W718. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkq416 PMID: 20484374
Romano P, Manniello A, Aresu O, Armento M, Cesaro M, Parodi B. Cell Line Data Base: structure and recent improvements towards molecular authentication of human cell lines, Nucleic Acids Research 2009 37(Database issue):D925-D932 DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkn730 PMID: 18927105
Romano P, Marra D. SWS: accessing SRS sites contents through Web Services, BMC Bioinformatics, 2008 9(Suppl 2):S15 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-9-S2-S15 PMID: 18387203
Romano P. Automation of in-silico data analysis processes through workflow management systems, Briefings in Bioinformatics, 2008 9(1):57-68 DOI: 10.1093/bib/bbm056 PMID: 18056132