Since its establishment in 2000 by Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Stefano Gustincich is a member of the FANTOM consortium.

The FANTOM project is a joint international effort aiming at studing and characterizing the mammalian transcriptome, in order to “progress from an understanding of the ‘elements’ - the transcripts - to an understanding of the ‘system’ - the transcriptional regulatory network - governing an individual life form”.

Almost 500 scientists from 18 countries worldwide are currently involved in the fifth phase of the project, the FANTOM5.

As member of the FANTOM consortium, Stefano Gustincich published the following seminal research articles: