CREA-ZA people

Nelson Nazzicari

Nelson Nazzicari (PhD)

Senior Scientist, bioinformatician
Centre for Animal Production and Aquaculture,Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA)
Address: viale Piacenza 29, 26900 Lodi, Italy
E-mail: nelson.nazzicari [at]

Find me online

My most up-to-date profile and production is on The Bioinformateachers. You can also find me on ResearchGate and on Google Scholar.

Research topics

  • Statistics and machine learning for inference and prediction
  • Genomics & co: population structure, genomic selection, association and diversity studies, metagenomics
  • Next Generation Sequencing: variant calling and related topics


Research positions

  • [current] Senior Scientist at CREA
    • started working at CREA in September 2014 as a post doctoral researcher
    • became tenured scientist in 2021 and senior scientist in 2023
  • [Jan 2013 – Aug 2015] Hired scientist/statistician at PTP – Parco Tecnologico Padano, Lodi, Italy
  • [Oct 2011 – Jan 2013] Post doc and contracted professor at University of Pavia, Italy, Faculty of Engineering
    • Teacher for the course: “Fondamenti di informatica B, (Modulo di Fondamenti di Informatica) ING-INF/05”, focused on C programming
  • [Aug 2009 – Sept 2011] Research scholar at George Mason University, Center for Secure Information Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, USA


Very smart people which I had the honor of tutoring sometimes in the past:


  • [2005-2008] Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics and Electrics Engineering
  • [2003-2005] Master of Science (Informatics Engineering), cum Laude
  • [2000-2003] Bachelor of Science (Informatics Engineering), cum Laude


I’ve authored 35+ papers on peer reviewed journals, plus contributions to books, conferences and more. The most updated list is available on google scholar.

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