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Valerio Izzi


Assoc. Prof. (Tenure Track) Valerio Izzi
Bioinformatics of cancer microenvironment

53 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 1062 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 141 citations. The author has a h-index of 19.00. (Google Scholar)


Associate Professor of Bioinformatics

Main research interests include regulation of ECM production in cancer, effects of ECM production and regulation on cancer microenvironment, on hematopoiesis and immunity, and tumor immunology

Research interests

  • Extracellular matrix regulation in health and disease
  • Cancer Matrisome
  • Cancer research
  • Large-scale systematic studies
  • Tumor immunology

Social media

Professional and community activities

  • Council Member, International Society for Matrix Biology
  • Faculty of 1000, Associate Faculty Member

Research groups

  • Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Hypoxia & collagens

Selected publications

  • Izzi, Valerio; Lakkala, Juho; Devarajan, Raman; Kääriäinen, Anni; Koivunen, Jarkko; Heljasvaara, Ritva; Pihlajaniemi, Taina (2019) Pan-Cancer analysis of the expression and regulation of matrisome genes across 32 tumor types. - Matrix biology plus 1, 100004 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Izzi, V.; Davis, M.N.; Naba, A. (2020) Pan-cancer analysis of the genomic alterations and mutations of the matrisome. - Cancers 12 (8), 1-21, 2046 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kääriäinen, Anni; Pesola, Vilma; Dittmann, Annalena; Kontio, Juho; Koivunen, Jarkko; Pihlajaniemi, Taina; Izzi, Valerio (2020) Machine learning identifies robust matrisome markers and regulatory mechanisms in cancer. - International journal of molecular sciences 21 (22), 1-12, 8837 . [Original] [Self-archived]


the ELMI consortium PIs

The leukemic matrisome interface as a source of markers and targets for acute myeloid leukemia

The leukemic matrisome interface as a source of markers and targets for acute myeloid leukemia - ELMI is a research consortium led