Personal Information: Born in Lucca on 25/10/1985, Nationality: Italian, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main research topics: Molecular Anthropology, Human population genomics, Ancient DNA, Computational genomics, Natural selection, Human Biodemography, Parallel computation.
Main active co-authors and collaborators: Dr. Mait Metspalu, Director of Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, GB; Dr. Toomas Kivisild, University of Cambridge, GB; Dr. Chris Tyler-Smith, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, GB; Dr. Mark Thomas, UCL, GB; Dr. Eske Willerslev, Director of GeoGenomics Centre, Denmark; Dr. Sergio Tofanelli, University of Pisa, Italy; Prof. Donata Luiselli, University of Bologna, Italy; Dr. Rasmus Nielsen, UC Berkeley, US
Current teaching and thesis supervision: Antropologia (Titolare: 6 CFU) within the MSci Degree in Scienze della Natura (UniPd); Currently supervising two MSci students (at UniPd), four PhD Students (at University of Tartu, Estonia) and one Postdoctoral Researcher (at University of Tartu, Estonia).
Research Experience and Academic Education:
-RTD-b (March 2017-current position): Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato di tipo b in Antropologia (BIO/08) at Department of Biology, University of Padova
-Senior Research Fellow (July 2016-February 2017): Senior Research Fellow at Estonian Biocentre, University of Tartu, Estonia
-Researcher (March 2014-June 2016): Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Cambridge, UK Supervisor: Dr. Toomas Kivisild.
-Researcher (January 2013- February 2014): Postdoctoral Fellow at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK. Supervisor: Dr. Chris Tyler-Smith
-PhD (2010-2013 in Biological Anthropology; Dissertation title: Through the layers of the Ethiopian genome: a survey of human genetic variation based on genome-wide genotyping and re-sequencing data) at University of Cambridge, UK (Supervisor: Dr. Toomas Kivisild).
-Degrees (2004-2009): Diploma di Licenza (5 years) in Scienze Biologiche at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Mark: 70/70 cum laude) and Ba+MSci Degree in Molecular Biology at University of Pisa (Marks: 110/110 cum Laude for both degrees).
Scientific output: 47 publications, h-index: 17, total citations: 877.
Currently funded projects: Mobilitas Pluss Top Researcher grant on Estonian Human Genomic Diversity. Role: Principal Investigator (2017-2021, 680.000 EUR)
International awards: Estonian National Prize for Science (2017, 20.000 Euro); ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research – Semifinalist (2013, $750); ASHG Cotterman Award for best Research Paper published by a junior researcher on AJHG in 2012 (2012, 1000$)