Research interests

My research focuses on the application of computational models to biology and medicine, at various scales, to characterize genotype-phenotype and protein-drug interactions, making extensive use of molecular dynamics and statistical methods. My background includes statistical physics, software engineering, and high-performance computational architectures.

Vitae summary

I got tenured at the Italian National Research Council (IBF-CNR) in 2012. In 2009 I had been awarded a 3-year Beatriu de Pinós grant by the Generalitat de Catalunya for the in silico characterization of protein-protein and protein-drug interactions via large-scale all-atom simulations, which I developed in the Computational Biophysics Group at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (GRIB-IMIM-UPF). Before 2008 I was with the Laboratory for Biomedical Informatics "Mario Stefanelli" of the University of Pavia, conducting research on artificial intelligence for health-care. I have a PhD in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics (University of Pavia, 2005), and a degree in Physics (University of Pisa, 2001). I am an alumn of the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, 1995).


  • E-mail: first name dot last name at gmail.com

  • Profile on Google scholar

  • Publications

  • GitHub: @giorginolab (stable), @tonigi (work-in-progress).

  • ORCID: 0000-0001-6449-0596; ResearcherID: H-1866-2011 (if you are into curating such proprietary databases)

  • ASN 2016: 09/G2, abilitazione professore II fascia.

  • I am not on Facebook, Instagram, etc. See why. (Warning: satire).

In 2004...