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Colantuono ChiaraPost doc
RIMAR Department

e-mail: chiara.colantuono (at) szn.it
Tel. +39 081 5833260

Curriculum Vitae





Research interests

My research interests are focused in different bioinformatics sectors, in particular in the genomics and transcriptomics fields. During my PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Naples “Federico II” and in my postdoctoral activities I had experience on microarray and RNA-seq analyses, de novo assembly, comparative genomics and gene annotation.
At the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dorhn I’m involved in the BioInforMatics project (http://bioinfo.szn.it/). My role is the set up of genomics, transcriptomics and comparative genomics dedicated analyses, and their on line distribution. Moreover, I am involved in favouring the implementation of procedures and methods that are transferred as a service to the SZN scientific community.


Di Salle P.*, Incerti G.*, Colantuono C., Chiusano ML. “Gene co-expression analyses: an overview from microarray collections in A. thaliana”. Briefings in Bioinformatics 2016, 18.2: 215-225. DOI: 10.1093/bib/bbw002

Iovieno P., Punzo P., Guida G., Mistretta C., Van Oosten MJ., Nurcato R., Bostan H., Colantuono C., Costa A., Bagnaresi P., Chiusano ML., Albrizio R., Giorio P., Batelli G., Grillo S. “Transcriptomic changes drive physiological responses to progressive drought stress and rehydration in tomato”. Frontiers in Plant Science 2016, 7: 00371. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00371

Esposito A., Colantuono C., Ruggieri V., Chiusano ML. “Bioinformatics for agriculture in the Next Generation Sequencing era”. Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016, 3.1: 1-12. DOI: 10.1186/s40538-016-0054-8

Ambrosino L.*, Colantuono C.*, Monticolo F., Chiusano ML. “Bioinformatics resources for plant genomics: bottlenecks and opportunities in the –omics era”. Current Issues in Molecular Biology 2017, 71-88. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21775/9781910190654.05

Coppola M., Cascone P., Chiusano ML., Colantuono C., Lorito M., Pennacchio F., Rao R., Woo S., Guerrieri E., Digilio MC. “Trichoderma harzianum enhances tomato indirect defence against aphids”. Insect Science 2017. DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.

Monticolo F., Colantuono C., Chiusano ML. “Shaping the evolutionary branch of green plants: evidence from the GST-Tau family”. Monticolo F, Colantuono C, Chiusano ML. Shaping the evolutionary tree of green plants: evidence from the GST family. Scientific Reports 2017, 7:14363. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14316-w

Tranchida-Lombardo, V., Aiese Cigliano, R., Anzar, I., Landi, S., Palombieri, S., Colantuono, C., ... & Grillo, S. “Whole-genome re-sequencing of two Italian tomato landraces reveals sequence variations in genes associated with stress tolerance, fruit quality and long shelf-life traits”. DNA Research 2017, dsx045. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/dnares/dsx045

Book chapter

Chiusano ML. and Colantuono C. “Repeat sequences in the Tomato Genome”. Chapter of the book “The Tomato Genome” 2016. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-53389-5

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