Thomas Pengo was born in Padua, Italy. He obtained his BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2005. His PhD was defended in 2010 at the University of Navarra, with the title "Automation of Early Lung Cancer Detection", a work he developed at the Center for Applied Medical Research in Pamplona  During his PhD he was a visiting scientist at the CBIA in Brno and at Sudar Lab in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  After a two years postdoc at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne working on the analysis of super-resolution microscopy images at the LEB  he moved to the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona in the Advanced Light Microscopy Unit and in the laboratory of Luis Serrano, working in high-content image analysis. Since November 2014 he is at theUniversity of Minnesota Informatics Institute as a Research Associate and an Image Analysis consultant for the University Imaging Centers.


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