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Zsuzsanna Lipták
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Verona, Italy

1. zsuzsanna DOT liptak AT univr DOT it  
2. zsuzsa AT cebitec DOT uni-bielefeld DOT de
(please send to both email addresses, due to recent email problems)

University of Verona
Department of Computer Science
Strada le Grazie, 15
I-37134 Verona, Italy

Ca' Vignal, 2, room 1.79 (1st floor)
tel: +39 045 802-7032
fax: +39 045 802-7068

Student hours:
Wed 10-12, or appointment by email.

Here is my institutional page.

  This page is always under construction...


Research Interests

I work on string algorithms and other discrete and algorithmic problems, mostly arising in bioinformatics applications. In algorithmic bioinformatics, I have mostly worked on mass spectrometry data interpretation (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) and on string distance measures for expression clustering (transcriptomics), but am interested in all algorithmic and combinatorial problems on discrete structures (strings, sequences, trees, graphs) arising in the context of biological applications.

Brief Vita

I am an assistant professor (with tenure) in Verona, and have been working here since November 2011. I got my first degree (Diplom Mathematik) from Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, and my PhD (in Computer Science) from Bielefeld University, Germany. My PhD thesis treated algorithmic problems in Mass Spectrometry, and was supervised by Sebastian Böcker (now in Jena, Germany). I have worked as a research assistant at ETH Zurich, Switzerland; as a research assistant and later postdoc at Bielefeld University, Germany; and as a postdoc at Salerno University, Italy, where I had a Marie Curie IEF fellowship. In addition, I have spent time as a visiting researcher at the following scientific institutions: Rényi Institute, Budapest (Hungary), the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa), and at SANBI, Cape Town (South Africa).

I am member of the Bioinformatics and Natural Computing Group at the Department of Computer Science of Verona University. We organized the international conference IWOCA 2015 (26th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms), of which I was PC co-chair (with Bill Smyth) and OC chair; as well as the 11th StringMasters, an international workshop on string algorithms (with Giuditta Franco). I am also member of the Center for Biomedical Computing (CBMC) in Verona, and of the Centre for Combinatorics on Words and Applications (CCWA) at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.

There is a slightly outdated CV on my institutional page.


You can find most of my publications at my DBLP entry or my Google Scholar page. If you can't access a paper, please write to me and I'll send you a copy.


Teaching in Verona

Past teaching activities

coming soon...


Progetti nell'ambito di sequenze/stringhe (genomiche e no), bioinformatica algoritmica, algoritmi su stringhe. Ho vari argomenti sia per tesi (magistrali o triennali), sia per stage/tirocinio. (E sì che parlo italiano...)

If you are a student who likes algorithms and strings (sequences), or in general topics in algorithmic bioinformatics, come and see me. I have topics both for small student projects ("stage") or for bachelor or master theses.

Short Term Mobility (STM) projects are available for several destinations, depending on the subject.


Recent Talks

Scientific events I am or have been involved in:

(PC = Program Committee, OC = Organizing Committee)

Recent scientific guests

Editorial Work


I am scientific coordinator for Erasmus+ exchange with

The universities of Bielefeld, Jena, and Helsinki (scientific coordinator: Prof. Ugo Solitro) are of particular interest for Bioinformatics students.

Come and see me if you are an interested student and have questions, I have lots of material.

More info coming soon.

In the meanwhile, you can read this poem by Roald Dahl which expresses wonderfully what I think about television.