Mirko Signorelli


Section of Medical Statistics
Department of Biomedical Data Sciences
Leiden University Medical Center
Einthovenweg 20, 2333 ZC Leiden (NL)
Office: S5-10

Welcome! My name is Mirko Signorelli, I am a (bio)statistician and R programmer. In this website you can find information about my research and work.

Short bio

I currently work as postdoctoral researcher in biostatistics at the Department of Biomedical Data Sciences (section of Medical Statistics) of the Leiden University Medical Center.

I received a double PhD in Statistics from the University of Groningen and from the University of Padova in 2017. I wrote my PhD dissertation, entitled “Inferring Community-driven Structure in Complex Networks”, under the supervision of Professors Ernst Wit and Monica Chiogna.

Over the years, I worked on different projects, both methodological and applied. You can find out more about them by checking out my publications and my R packages.

Research interests

My methodological research is centered on the development of new statistical models for the analysis of dependent data, focusing in particular on the longitudinal analysis of omics and biomedical data and on statistical modelling of networks.

Besides developing new statistical methods, I work together with a team of biologists, doctors and neurologists, analysing a variety of clinical and omics data on muscular dystrophies, with a particular focus on the identification of prognostic biomarkers for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

More broadly, I am interested in:

  • biostatistics, statistical genetics and bioinformatics;

  • variable selection and high dimensional statistics;

  • generalized, linear, and mixed models;

  • longitudinal data analysis and survival analysis;

  • statistical network science;

  • applications of statistics in life and social sciences.