Francesca Ciccarelli: Biography

Francesca graduated in pharmaceutical chemistry (Master's degree) at the University of Bologna in 1998. After a year spent as a junior fellow at the Istituto Mario Negri, she joined the group of Peer Bork at the EMBL in Heidelberg. There she worked in comparative genomics and phylogenetics. Francesca got her PhD in Natural Science at the University of Heidelberg in 2003 and she stayed as a postdoctoral fellow in the Bork group until 2005. She then moved to Milan to establish her own research group at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO). At IEO, her group developed a systems-level approach to study cancer genes and also started to produce and analyse high throughput cancer genomic data.

In 2014 Francesca joined King's College London as Associate Professor (Reader) in Cancer Genomics and Bioinformatics. Since 2015, she coordinates the quantitative Genomics, Epigenomics and Biobank Programme in the Division of Cancer Studies at King's. She will be seconded Principal Investigator at the Francis Crick Institute from 2016.

Francesca Ciccarelli

francesca.ciccarelli@kcl.ac.uk or francesca.ciccarelli@crick.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 379 63460

  • 1998 Master's in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of Bologna, Italy
  • 2003 PhD in Natural Science at University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2005 Established research group at European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Italy
  • 2014 Associate Professor in Cancer Genomics and Bioinformatics at King's College London, UK
  • 2016 Seconded Principal Investigator at the Francis Crick Institute