COSBI is a multidisciplinary and dynamic research center at the forefront of Computer Science and Life Sciences.

Researchers with different backgrounds collaborate to develop novel conceptual and computational tools in the new discipline of Algorithmic Systems Biology in order to foster scientific progress both in systems biology and in computer science.


Personnel performances are evaluated yearly in relation to the activities of the Centre. Quality of work, integration with the activities of COSBI, sharing the Centre’s view and goals and contribution to COSBI’s growth are the main evaluation drivers. We perceive COSBI as a team; therefore, self-promoting people and personal project developers are discouraged to approach COSBI.


COSBI is a public-private research institution, equally shared between the University of Trento and Microsoft Research. The intellectual property developed within the Centre is property of COSBI, and the Centre recognizes and acknowledges the author for the inventions made in the course of the contractual relationship.

Monte Bondone - Trento


The Province of Trento, often referred to simply as Trentino, is an autonomous province located in Northeast Italy. The region is renowned for its mountains, such as the Dolomites, which are part of the Alps, while a wealth of art, history, culture and traditions are represented in its main cities: Trento and Rovereto.