Lisanna Paladin



Open-minded, charismatic and resolute individual, multiplicity of skills and interests. Bioinformatics researcher accustomed to write technical reports, scientific papers and to curate graphical and oral presentations of complex scientific materials. Data analyst, software engineer, database designer and web developer. Highly involved in strategic planning of research activities, grant application writing, project management, team coordination. Strong commitment to open science and FAIRification, organisation of public events, involved in science communication and coding and data science teaching.

  • PhD: Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics
  • Master Degree: Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor Degree: Biology
  • Phone: +39 3480932659
  • Email:
  • City: Padova, Italy
  • Birthday: 21 June 1991
  • Employed at: University of Padova, Italy


Academic Achievements Summary

Eighteen peer-reviewed accepted publications, nine first authorships (1100+ citations, 7 h-index from Scopus; 1900+ citations, 9 h-index from Google scholar). One scientific community publication. Reviewer for international bioinformatics journals. Twelve talks at international conferences, one best presentation, one best poster, three travel fellowship awards for conferences and four for international scientific missions. Hard- and soft-skills training, eleven international schools attended including EMBO project management course. Organization of eight international events. President of RSG-Italy. Certified The Carpentries instructor. Scientific funding for COST Action, H2020 MSCA-RISE and MSCA Seal of Excellence projects. MSCA alumnus.


PhD in Biomedical Sciences

2015 - 2019

University of Padova, Italy

Thesis: Computational characterization of tandem repeats and non-globular proteins

Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics

2013 - 2015

University of Bologna, Italy

Thesis: Curation of RepeatsDB repeat protein structure database: toward a taxonomy of repeat proteins

Bachelor in Biology

2010 - 2013

University of Padova, Italy

Thesis: In silico analysis of Collagen V and its interactors in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Professional Research Experience

Bioinformatics Community Project Manager

2021 - Present

EMBL Heidelberg, Bio-IT

  • Project management
  • Community engagement
  • Computational Biology training
  • Data analysis
  • International collaborations

MSCA Seal of Excellence @UNIPD Fellow

2020 - 2021

University of Padova

  • Systematic analysis of large tandem repeat scaffolds
  • Pipeline for their exploitation in protein design
  • Data encoding into open-access resources
  • Funding applications research and writing
  • Independent international collaborations
  • Project management and mentoring

Research Fellow

2018 - 2020

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova

  • Implementation of novel computation methods and software for the characterization of non-globular proteins
  • Structural biology big data analysis and data representation through online databases and interfaces
  • Funding applications research and writing
  • International collaborations
  • Project management and mentoring

PhD Fellow

2015 - 2018

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova

  • Computational characterization of structure and function of non-globular proteins
  • Development of tools for the analysis of protein structural and sequence properties
  • Funding applications research and writing
  • International collaborations


Internationality and remote working International relations, International project implementation, Scientific missions, Digital literacy, Remote working tools: Google Suite, Slack, conferencing tools and others
Leadership and commitment Scientific project design and monitoring, Coordination of international collaboration projects, Involvement in scientific communities: International Society for Computational Biology and The Carpentries
Community building Grant monitoring and fundraising, Events organisation, Scientific societies activism, Strategic planning of activities at organisational and pan-european level, Development of data standards and community guidelines
Bioinformatics Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Protein structure, Non globular proteins, Protein functions, Data analytics, Database development, Software engineering
Programming Python, Jupyter notebooks, JavaScript, MongoDB, Node Package Manager, REST - Web Services, Angular Applications, GitHub and GitLab
Operating Systems Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Technical presentations Scientific publications, Scientific writing, Science posters, Scientific reviewing, Public speaking
Fundraising Funding strategy, Grant writing, Grant management, Grant research
Eclecticism Diverse job experiences: saleswoman, promoter, children entertainer and homework assistant, academic researcher, freelance writer, Diverse interests: volunteer in child care and healthcare, poems writer, foster mother



Heidelberg, Germany


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