I am an associate professor at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy. After obtaining the PhD degree from Oxford University (1996) I joined the Statistical Mechanics group in SISSA, where I am part of the staff of the Statistical and Biological Physics sector.
Our group is focused on the application of tools and concepts typical of statistical mechanics to biological contexts. Our main interest is in the development of suitable coarse-grained models for deescribing the kinetics and thermodynamics of biomolecules such as nucleic acids, enzymes and protein assemblies.
A more detailed account of the research can be found in the publication list.