Director of Synthsys the Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology at Edinburgh (2012-2013);
external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute (2007-2009); and
visiting Professor at the Harvard Medical School (2006-2009) at the Fontana lab.
I work on clean and scaleable domain-specific modeling/programming languages, mostly, but not only, for systems and synthetic biology. I have a research interest in cross-disciplinary activities and convergence on algorithmic/mathematical structures for modelling (social systems, economical systems, climate, multi-scale plant growth, etc).
Publications (google scholar).
Academic Activities (Keynotes, invitations, courses, PCs, since 2002).
Research projects I am involved in:
2015-2019: SBRC centre for mammalian synthetic biology at SynthSys
2014-2018: Big Mechanism programme (DARPA): Executable Knowledge (consultant).
2013-2018: ERC Advanced Fellowship RULE on Rule-based modelling
2012-2017: EPSRC Flowers Consortium: Platform for Synthetic Biology
Here is a short intro to rule-based modelling:
Agile modelling of
A longer one: Rule-based modelling of cellular signalling (CONCUR'07)
Our modelling language has an open-source implementation currently under active development.