Dr Massimiliano Izzo

Research Software Engineer


I am a Research Software Engineer with an educational background in Biomedical Engineering.

My main interests are in the design and development of innovative data models for Life Sciences, structured/unstructured data management and full-stack software development (JavaScript all the way!).

Before joining the Centre I was a Research Collaborator at the Giannini Gaslini Institute, in Genoa (Italy) where I developed distributed data management systems for Integrated Biobanking Management, mostly targeted to Paediatric Tumours.

In my free time I enjoy reading (mostly speculative fiction novels), gazing at the ceiling while lying on the sofa, and wandering aimessly in bookshops and cafes.

I work with Susanna-Assunta Sansone's team.

My OrciID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8100-6142 

Journal articles:

Izzo M., Mortola F., Arnulfo G., Fato M.M., Varesio L. “A digital repository with an extensible data model for biobanking and genomic analysis management”. BMC Genomics 2014, 15(Suppl 3):S3 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-S3-S3


Izzo M. "Biomedical Research and Integrated Biobanking:An Innovative Paradigm for Heterogeneous Data Management". Springer Theses, 2016 (in press).

Conference proceedings:

Izzo, M., Arnulfo, G., Piastra, M. C., Tedone, V., Varesio, L., & Fato, M. M. “XTENS-A JSON-Based Digital Repository for Biomedical Data Management”. In Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, 2015, pp. 123-130. Springer International Publishing.

Izzo M., Schenone A., Varesio L., Fato M.M. “A grid-enabled web platform for integrated digital biobanking in paediatrics”, NETTAB 2012, 14-16 November 2012, Como, Italy. EMBnet.Journal, 18 (B), pp. 118-120.