Physics and data-based modelling of cellular decision making


Fiorentino J.Torres-Padilla M.E., Scialdone A. (2020). Measuring and Modeling Single-Cell Heterogeneity and Fate Decision in Mouse Embryos. Annu Rev Genet. PMID: 32867543. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-genet-021920-110200.

Huang, S., Makhlouf, M., AbouMoussa, E. H., Ruiz Tejada Segura, M. L., Mathew, L. S., Wang, K., Leung, M. C., Chaussabel, D., Logan, D. W., Scialdone, A., Garand, M., & Saraiva, L. R. (2020). Differential regulation of the immune system in a brain-liver-fats organ network during short-term fasting. Mol Met. PMID: 32526449. DOI: 10.1016/j.molmet.2020.101038.

Solovey, M. , Scialdone, A. (2020). COMUNET: A tool to explore and visualize intercellular communication. Bioinformatics. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa482.

Angerer, P. , Fischer, D.S. , Theis, F.J. , Scialdone, A.**Marr, C.**. (2020). Automatic identification of relevant genes from low-dimensional embeddings of single cell RNAseq data. Bioinformatics. PMID: 32207520  DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa198. **joint senior authors.


Mrozek-Gorska P, Buschle A, Pich D, Schwarzmayr T, Fechtner R, Scialdone A**, Hammerschmidt W** (2019). Epstein-Barr virus reprograms human B lymphocytes immediately in the prelatent phase of infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. PMID: 31341086. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1901314116. **joint senior authors

Manoel D, Makhlouf M, Scialdone A, Saraiva LR (2019). Interspecific variation of olfactory preferences in flies, mice, and humans. Chem Senses. PMID: 30445540. DOI: 10.1093/chemse/bjy074.


Griffiths JA, Scialdone A, Marioni JC. (2018). Using single-cell genomics to understand developmental processes and cell fate decisionsMol Syst Biol. PMID: PMID: 29661792. DOI: 10.15252/msb.20178046.

Ibarra-Soria X, Jawaid W, Pijuan-Sala B, Ladopoulos V, Scialdone A, Jörg DJ, Tyser RCV, Calero-Nieto FJ, Mulas C, Nichols J, Vallier L, Srinivas S, Simons BD, Göttgens B, Marioni JC. (2018). Defining murine organogenesis at single-cell resolution reveals a role for the leukotriene pathway in regulating blood progenitor formation. Nat Cell Biol. PMID: 29311656. DOI: 10.1038/s41556-017-0013-z.

Sarrach S, Huang Y, Niedermeyer S, Hachmeister M, Fischer L, Gille S, Pan M, Mack B, Kranz G, Libl D, Merl-Pham J, Hauck SM, Paoluzzi Tomada E, Kieslinger M, Jeremias I, Scialdone A, Gires O. (2018). Spatiotemporal patterning of EpCAM is important for murine embryonic endo- and mesodermal differentiationNature Scientific Reports. PMID: 29379062. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20131-8.


Shahbazi, M.N. , Scialdone, A. , Skorupska, N. , Weberling, A. , Recher, G. , Zhu, M. , Jedrusik, A. , Devito, L.G. , Noli, L. , Macaulay, I.C. , Buecker, C. , Khalaf, Y. , Ilic, D. , Voet, T. , Marioni, J.C. , Zernicka-Goetz, M. (2017). Pluripotent state transitions coordinate morphogenesis in mouse and human embryos. Nature. PMID: 29186120.  DOI: 10.1038/nature24675

Mohammed H, Hernando-Herraez I, Savino A, Scialdone A, Macaulay I, Mulas C, Chandra T, Voet T, Dean W, Nichols J, Marioni JC, Reik W. (2017) Single-Cell Landscape of Transcriptional Heterogeneity and Cell Fate Decisions during Mouse Early GastrulationCell Reports. PMID: 28768204. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.07.009

C.A. Vallejos, D. Risso, A. Scialdone, S. Dudoit, J.C. Marioni (2017) Normalizing single-cell RNA sequencing data: challenges and opportunitiesNature Methods. PMID: 28504683. DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.4292.

Beagrie, R. A., Scialdone, A., Schueler, M., Kraemer, D. C., Chotalia, M., Xie, S. Q., Barbieri, M., de Santiago, I., Lavitas, L. M., Branco, M. R., Fraser, J., Dostie, J., Game, L., Dillon, N., Edwards, P. A., Nicodemi, M., & Pombo, A. (2017). Complex multi-enhancer contacts captured by genome architecture mapping. Nature. PMID: 28273065. DOI: 10.1038/nature21411. 

Ambrosi, T. H., Scialdone, A., Graja, A., Gohlke, S., Jank, A. M., Bocian, C., Woelk, L., Fan, H., Logan, D. W., Schürmann, A., Saraiva, L. R., & Schulz, T. J. (2017). Adipocyte accumulation in the bone marrow during obesity and aging impairs stem cell-based hematopoietic and bone regenerationCell Stem Cell. PMID: 28330582. DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2017.02.009.

Griffiths JA, Scialdone A, Marioni JC. (2017) Mosaic autosomal aneuploidies are detectable from single-cell RNAseq dataBMC Genomics. PMID: 29178830. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-017-4253-x.


Scialdone, A., Tanaka, Y., Jawaid, W., Moignard, V., Wilson, N. K., Macaulay, I. C., Marioni, J. C., & Göttgens, B. (2016). Resolving early mesoderm diversification through single-cell expression profiling. Nature. PMID: 27383781. DOI: 10.1038/nature18633.


Scialdone, A., Natarajan, K. N., Saraiva, L. R., Proserpio, V., Teichmann, S. A., Stegle, O., Marioni, J. C., & Buettner, F. (2015). Computational assignment of cell-cycle stage from single-cell transcriptome data. Methods. PMID: 26142758.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2015.06.021.

Buettner, F., Natarajan, K. N., Casale, F. P., Proserpio, V., Scialdone, A.Theis, F. J., Teichmann, S. A., Marioni, J. C., & Stegle, O. (2015). Computational analysis of cell-to-cell heterogeneity in single-cell RNA-sequencing data reveals hidden subpopulations of cellsNature biotechnology. PMID: 25599176. DOI: 10.1038/nbt.3102.


M. Barbieri, A. Scialdone, A. Gamba, A. Pombo and M. Nicodemi, (2013) Polymer physics, scaling and heterogeneity in the spatial organisation of chromosomes in the cell nucleus, Soft Matter , 9:8631

M. Barbieri, A. Scialdone, A. Piccolo, A.M. Chiariello, C. di Lanno, A. Prisco, A. Pombo and M. Nicodemi, (2013) Polymers models of chromatin organization, Frontiers in Genetics, 4:113

A. Scialdone*, S.T. Mugford*, D. Feike, A. Ske_ngton, P. Borrill, A. Graf, A. M. Smith and M. Howard, (2013) Arabidopsis plants perform arithmetic division to prevent starvation at night, eLife, e00669,
* joint first authors


V. Bianco, A. Scialdone and M. Nicodemi, (2012) Colocalization of multiple DNA loci: a physical mechanism, Biophysical Journal, 103:2223


A. Scialdone, I. Cataudella, M. Barbieri, A. Prisco and M. Nicodemi, (2011) Conformation regulation of the X Chromosome Inactivation Center: a model, PloS Computational Biology, 7:e1002229

A. Scialdone, M. Barbieri, D. Pallotti and M. Nicodemi, (2011) Mean-field theory of the symmetry breaking model for X Chromosome Inactivation, Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement, 191:40


A. Scialdone and M. Nicodemi, (2010) Passive DNA-shuttling, Europhysics Letters, 92:20002

A. Scialdone and M. Nicodemi, (2010) Diffusion-based DNA target colocalization by thermodynamic mechanisms, Development, 137:3877,

A. Scialdone and M. Nicodemi, (2010) Statistical Mechanics models for X Chromosome inactivation, Advances in Complex Systems, 13:367


A. Scialdone and M. Nicodemi, (2009) DNA loci cross-talk through thermodynamics, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2009:516723


A. Scialdone and M. Nicodemi, (2008) Mechanics and dynamics of X Chromosome pairing at X Chromosome Inactivation, PloS Computational Biology, 4:e10000244