Mirko Torrisi

Mirko Torrisi

Senior Scientist

Bristol-Myers Squibb


I am a deep learning researcher at Bristol Myers Squibb in Barcelona, Spain, with a primary focus on characterizing molecular interactions, and omics data through the application of deep learning techniques. I am deeply fascinated by the potential of representation learning to decipher the continually expanding omics data, thereby advancing our understanding of human knowledge.

During my PhD with Dr. Gianluca Pollastri, I focused on Predicting Protein Structural Annotations by Deep and Shallow Learning at University College Dublin, Ireland. I visited Dr. Pierre Baldi’s lab at the University of California, Irvine in 2018. I hold a BSc in Informatics with the highest honour from Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy.

Beyond my research endeavours, I am also passionate about topics related to sustainability, and enjoy casual drumming, climbing, and cycling.


  • Deep Learning
  • Bioinformatics
  • Sustainability
  • Climbing
  • Drumming


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2020

    University College Dublin, Ireland

  • Visiting Scholar, 2018

    University of California, Irvine, US

  • BSc in Informatics, 2015

    University of Catania, Italy

Recent Publications

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Do chemical language models provide a better compound representation?

In recent years, several chemical language models have been developed, inspired by the success of protein language models and …

Improving the assessment of deep learning models in the context of drug-target interaction prediction

Machine Learning techniques have been widely adopted to predict drug-target interactions, a central area of research in early drug …

Protein profiles: Biases and protocols

The use of evolutionary profiles to predict protein secondary structure, as well as other protein structural features, has been …

Brewery: Deep Learning and deeper profiles for the prediction of 1D protein structure annotations

Motivation: Protein Structural Annotations are essential abstractions to deal with the prediction of Protein Structures. Many …

Deep learning methods in protein structure prediction

Protein Structure Prediction is a central topic in Structural Bioinformatics. Since the ’60s statistical methods, followed by …



Evaluate the accuracy of a profile-based predictor as a function of the max cosine similarity between training and test profiles.


State-of-the-art ab initio prediction of 1D protein structure annotations


State-of-the-art ab initio prediction of protein secondary structure