Biomolecules Folding and Disease


        The BioFolD Unit is currently hosted at the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FaBiT), University of Bologna, Italy (see below). The research activities of the unit focus on the analysis of the genetic variants using sequence and structure information of proteins and nucleic acids. Our research aims to develop new methods for predicting the impact of genetic variants, comparison and prediction of protein and RNA structure.

The final goal of our research activity is the understanding of the relationship between genomic variations and disease using large amount of data derived from high-throughput techniques. We are interested to develop new disease-specific algorithms and new tools for the personal genomics and precision medicine.