PhD in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (EU Marie Curie Fellow)
Master of Computer Sciences
B.S. of Software engineering
Dr. Bostan is a Bioinformatician in Dr. Massimo Iorizzo’s laboratory. His main focus is the development of bioinformatics tools and strategies in bio projects. His interests are in high-throughput “omics” data analysis and modeling, method development for data processing and integration, and establishing biological databases and platforms for data exchanges. As an EU Marie Curie Fellow during his PhD, he has been working on the integration of different “omics” data level for development of gene regulatory networks in pollen thermo-tolerance, and the role of genome methylation and small-rnas on the gene expression mechanism during pollen developmental stages. He has been involved in comparative genomics projects such as S. lycopersicum, S. tuberosum and V. vinifera.
He is currently mainly working on blueberry and also involved in other vegetable crop genome assembly and finishing projects which aim to assemble high quality genomes, annotate and investigate them using data produced from different high-throughput techniques such as PacBio, 10XGenomics, Dovetail, RNA-Seq etc. Moreover, he is also involved in the identification of genes playing a role in the accumulation of nutritionally important metabolites such as anthocyanin, or carotenoids in fruit and vegetable genomes.
Prior to joining PHHI, Dr. Bostan spent over 10 years in Iran, Malaysia and several different European countries studying in the field, networking and conducting research in biology and bioinformatics labs.
- Whole-genome re-sequencing of two Italian tomato landraces reveals sequence variations in genes associated with stress tolerance, fruit quality and long shelf-life traits, 2017
- Fine Mapping, Transcriptome Analysis, and Marker Development for Y2, the Gene That Conditions β-Carotene Accumulation in Carrot (Daucus carota L.), 2017
- Distinct gene networks drive differential response to abrupt or gradual water deficit in potato, 2017
- Integrated bioinformatics to decipher the ascorbic acid metabolic network in tomato, 2016
- Bioinformatics resources for pollen, 2016
- Transcriptomic changes drive physiological responses to progressive drought stress and rehydration in tomato, 2016
- pATsi: paralogs and singleton genes from Arabidopsis thaliana, 2016
- NexGenEx-Tom: a gene expression platform to investigate the functionalities of the tomato genome, 2015
- Identification of novel small ncRNAs in pollen of tomato, 2015