My research involves the development of mathematical and computational models to understand the behaviour of biological, ecological and sociological problems. Examples include the mechanisms that allows tissues and organs to form during embryonic development, the invasive spread of brain tumours and other cancers, the spatial structuring of animal populations and the modelling of landscape features. Most of my work involves international collaborations with a range of multidisciplinary scientists, spanning from theoreticians to experimental scientists.

Scientific branch MAT/07 - FISICA MATEMATICA
(Area 0001 - Scienze matematiche e informatiche)
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Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0003-3273-6031
Scopus Author ID: 7004482533
WoS ResearcherID: D-1055-2010
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Research topics
  • Using computational modelling to understand changing landscape features
  • Understanding animal navigation through mathematical and computational modelling
  • Mathematical modelling of cell movement and invasion in development, physiology and cancer
  • Using mathematical modelling to understand the origin of morphogenesis and pattern formation
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE1_20 - Application of mathematics in sciences LS3_9 - Development, developmental genetics, pattern formation and embryology in animals


Goal 13: Climate action Goal 3: Good health and well-being for people Goal 14: Life below water


Agent-based modelling Mathematical modelling in the life sciences Ordinary and partial differential equation modelling Pattern formation