Welcome. I am Alessandro, physicist trained in biophysics and biology.
My research is quite eclectic as I have published theoretical work, technology, biotechnology and biology.
I love to tinker with technology, develop new algorithms and software and I am best known for these aspects of my work.
However, the topic of my research is always biology.
I started working on neurosciences and moved to cancer biology passing through a project on malaria research.
Cancer biology is now my passion and a field where I believe I can make an impact.
My work is still substantially focused on assay development because what I wish to implement is something that, accordingly to some referee, is impossible! I am developing tools for biochemical multiplexing in living cells and a novel perturbational analysis of biochemical networks. We like to call these developments “Systems Microscopy” because we are developing fluorescence microscopy tools to achieve a system level understanding of the cell. Impossible? Certainly challenging, but I was lucky to get the support of Prof. Ashok Venkitaraman, the Director of the MRC Cancer Unit. We pulled together resources and we made this possible. Soon, you will start to see the outcomes.
A more formal introduction to my work follows after this section. After years on the internet with a Wiki, I’ve changed my website completely. This will be rolled-out completely at the beginning of 2016. I will put back online all resources I have now cut, but feel free to contact me directly if you need software that once you could find on this space.
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