Dr Alessandra Vigilante
- Head of the Hub for Applied Bioinformatics (HAB)
- Course Director MSc Applied Bioinformatics
- Cell Biology
Alessandra Vigilante (AV) is a Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics at the Center for Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine with a focus on genotype- phenotype interactions and data integration. AV obtained her PhD in Bioinformatics in Naples (2008-2011) before moving the UK to join Nicholas Luscombe group first at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute as a visiting student (2011-2012) and then as a postdoctoral fellow at UCL (2012-2017). Alessandra Vigilante’s group has significant expertise and experience in the analysis and integration of large scale genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic data (i.e. single-cell RNA-seq and ATAC-seq datasets, ChIP-seq etc…), and in the implementation of novel computational methods for various bespoke analyses to gain biological insights. AV is actively involved in a great network of collaborations to develop multidisciplinary approaches to research efforts, working with faculty members within King’s and other research institutes.
Alessandra is the Head of Hub for Applied Bioinformatics (HAB), a new Faculty initiative aiming to enhance bioinformatics networking, support key research projects and provide training and engagement activities.
Alessandra teaches biomedical undergraduate students and established the interdisciplinary MSc in Applied Bioinformatics. Committed to supporting early career researchers, Alessandra has successfully supervised and mentored many BSc, MSc, and PhD students in bioinformatics.