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International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology


Education … (more)


Center of Magnetic Resonance, University of Florence, Italy, International PhD program in Structural Biology, 2012University of Florence, Italy, MSc in Biotechnology, 2007University of Florence, Italy, BSc in Biotechnology, 2005

Career History

Since 2021, Bioinformatics Programme Officer, ICGEB, Cape Town, South Africa2018-2021, Research Fellow, Cancer Genomics Group, ICGEB, Cape Town, South Africa2015-2017, Research Associate, Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College of London, London, United Kingdom2013-2014, Research Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, United States of America

Scientific Activity

Research focuses on the development of bioinformatics tools and statistical approaches to facilitate the interpretation of data generated from high-throughput platforms, including metabolomics and genomics data. Work has been concentrated on developing exploratory approaches to data mining, especially those geared toward the discovery of patterns in the data for exploratory tasks. Dr. Cacciatore developed KODAMA as a method of performing feature extraction on noisy and high-dimensional data, such as transcriptomic and metabolomics data. This versatile method has been successfully applied in the discovery of unidentified metabolic phenotypes associated with a short survival time in cancer patients.