• 2006: Bachelor in Informatics at University of Palermo (Italy)
  • 2007: Bachelor in Mathematics and Informatics at University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
  • 2010: Master in Science Informatics at University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
    • 2008-2009: Exchange student at University Bielefeld, Bioinformatics and Genome Research
  • Sep 2010 - July 2015: PhD studies at the IMPRS-CBSC supervised by Prof. Knut Reinert
  • Since July 2015: PostDoc with Knut Reinert @ FU-MIP


  • Submitted April 2015, defended in July 2015
  • Approximate string matching for high-throughput sequencing


  • E Siragusa, D Weese, K Reinert (2013). Fast and accurate read mapping with approximate seeds and multiple backtracking.Nucleic Acids Res., 41 (7): e78
  • R Giancarlo, A Siragusa, E Siragusa, F Utro (2007). A basic analysis toolkit for biological sequences. Algorithms Mol Biol., 2:10
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