MCL Graduated cum laude in Theoretical Physics in 1999 working with Bruno Bassetti in Milan. He completed his PhD in Physics at the University of Leiden, working at the AMOLF institute (NL) with Marileen Dogterom. After a Postdoc period at the Curie Institute (Paris, FR) and at the University of Milan, he started as a PI at CNRS in 2009, in the Laboratory of Computational and Quantitative Biology of the Sorbonne University (Pierre and Marie Curie). He is currently Research Director (DR2) at the CNRS. He visited IFOM frequently since 2016 and started as a joint PI in 2018.