Teaching Activities, Societies, Appointments

RC is presently the President of the International Bologna Master in Bioinformatics, a two year 2nd level course at the Bologna University, giving courses of Bioinformatics, Biophysics and Computational Biology (since 2005).

She is routinely invited to give lectures to undergraduate and graduate students in different Master and PHD courses in Italy, Europe and Extra EU countries. Recently RC organised and gave one week courses on Bioinformatics at:

  • Sultan Quaboos University-College of Medicine and Health (Oman, January 12-26 20012)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University-Department of Automation, China (April 16-26 2012)
  • She partecipated into final PHD evaluation sections in different occasions, recently including a joint doctorate program between LMU Munich, Technische Universität München and Moscow State University (2011); Stockholm University (2011); CNIO, Madrid (2012).

    RC with the Biocomputing Unit of Bologna is active in organizing International Schools on Bioinformatics (http://www.biocomp.unibo.it/bws) and the Bologna Master in Bioinformatics.

    The Biocomputing unit has been a node of a network of excellence (BIOSAPIENS) within the VI European Community framework (2004-2009) and a node of the National platform LIBI for Bioinformatics (2003-2011). Presently it is involved in an European Cost Action activity for the Rabbit Genome (2011-ongoing, RC is the national representative) and an Italian National project for operative research in animal genetics.

    RC is member of the American Biophysical Society, of the Protein Society, and of the Italian Societies of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Bioinformatics. She is member of the board of directors of I.N.B.B, an Italian InterUniversity Consortium for Researches in Biostructures and Biosystems, acting also as a representative of the Italian Minister of MIUR; she has been a member of the board of directors of ISCB, the International Society of Computational Biology, comprising over 800 researchers and in 2008-2011, she coordinated the project Bioinformatics for the Italian National Research Council (Department of Life Science).

    RC acted/acts as a referee for scientific journals such as Proteins, Protein Science, Bioinformatics, FEBS Lett, Proteomics, European Journal Biochemistry, EMBO J, NAR, and for PRIN, NIH and EC research projects. She is also regularly included in the reviewing committee of several international meeting such as ISMB, WABI (co-chaired in 2005), BIRD, all devoted to different computational aspects of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Presently she is a member of the Editorial Board of BMC Bioinformatics; BioDataMining; Advances in Bioinformatics; BMC Research Notes; Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Advanced Studies in Biology, The Open Chemical and Biomedical Methods Journal; she has been guest editor Guest Editor to the Special Section on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (WABI) -- Part 1 and 2 on Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

    RC is a member of the Academy of Science of the Bologna Institute. She also acted as a member of the ANVUR-GEV05 process of research evaluation of the Italian Universities.