Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Laurea in Chemistry – University di Padova, IT

  • 1998
    PhD in Plant Biology – University of Milan, IT

  • 1998 – 2000
    Post-doc Marie Curie Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute für Strahlenchemie, Mulheim a.d. Ruhr, DE

  • 2000
    Post-doc, Laboratory of Photosynthesis, University of Verona, IT

  • 2001 – 2006
    Researcher (tenure), Institute of Biophysics of the National Research Council (CNR), Milano/Trento, IT

  • 2005 – 2006
    Visiting scientist – Laboratory of Biophysics Wageningen University, NL

  • 2006 – 2008
    Assistant Professor (Rosalind Franklin fellow – UD) at the University of Groningen (FWN, Biophysical Chemistry/GBB)- NL

  • 2008 – 2011
    Associate professor with ius promovendi (Adjunct-Hoogleraar) in Molecular Photobiology at the University of Groningen (FWN, GBB), NL

  • Since 2011
    Full professor in Biophysics of Photosynthesis/Energy at the VU University Amsterdam (Faculty of Sciences, Dep. Physics), NL. Honorary Professor in Molecular Photobiology at the University of Groningen (Faculty of Sciences, GBB), NL

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the board of the International Society of Photosynthesis, 2010 – 2016

  • Member of the VIDI committee for NWO-CW, 2010, 2011

  • Member of >15 PhD Reading/defence committees in the Netherlands and in Italy

  • Member of the OPEN competition comettee for NWO-ALW, 2011

Additional qualifications

  • French habilitation for Professor in: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (01/02/02)


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