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Dr. Giorgio Bianchini

Research Associate

University of Bristol



  • 2017

    University of Bristol

    PhD (candidate), Physical Geography

    2017 - 2021 (exp.) | Bristol, UK

    Thesis: Bayesian methods using genomic data to gain insights into the history of photosynthesis.

  • 2015

    University of Pisa

    Master's Degree (M.Sc.), Conservation and Evolution

    2015 - 2017 | Pisa, Italy | 110 cum laude (GPA: 29.52/30)

    Dissertation: Analysis of the applicability of miRNA clusters as phylogenetic markers, through the development of a method to identify the sequences that best predict a cladogram.

  • 2012

    Scuola Normale Superiore

    Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Biology

    2012 - 2017 | Pisa, Italy

    Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS - is a very prestigious and selective (only about 5 Biology students admitted every year) Italian University Institution based on the college model, planning a parallel and complementary career with respect to the University of Pisa. Every year, an SNS student has to respect academic duties such as timing, additional exams, advanced lectures, research work from very early years and has to keep very high grades. Students of SNS do not pay any fee – it is a 5 years honor scholarship - and the SNS provides its students with all of the basic services, together with a little stipend.

  • 2012

    University of Pisa

    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Biological Sciences

    2012 - 2015 | Pisa, Italy | 110 cum laude (GPA: 29.07/30)

    Dissertation: Convergent evolution in three-spined stickleback populations through regulatory modifications in development-related genes.


  • TreeViewer
    Cross-platform software to draw phylogenetic trees
  • sMap
    Evolution of Independent, Dependent and Conditioned discrete characters in a Bayesian framework
  • AlignmentViewer
    An online program for viewing and filtering nucleotide and amino-acid sequences.
  • DNA PolymeRACE
    A game to learn about DNA replication.