My primary interest is sequence alignment with particular attention to the problem of aligning biological sequences.
I am currently working on the problem of predicting the exon-intron structure of a gene and its alternative transcripts. Alternative splicing is a fundamental mechanism of protein differentiation in eukaryotic organisms.
I have been working on the design and implementation of a software tool (ASPIC, Alternative Splicing PredICtion) that predicts the exon-intron structure of a gene from a set of ESTs (Expressed Sequence Tags) aligned to a genomic sequence.
Phone: +39 02 6448 7838
Email: rizzi at disco dot unimib dot it