Tenure-track researcher (RTD-A)
My research deals with systems and computation biology. In our group, we are actively working on systems biology of Antarctic bacteria. We study cold-adapted marine bacteria to address applicative (e.g. microplastic degradation) and basic science questions (e.g. the complex relationship between bacteria and food, cellular aggregation, and so on). We blend together experiments and mathematical models to get a glimpse of the possible strategies that living organisms have to adapt and exploint natural environments.
I am currently teaching Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Behavioral Genetics at Florence University