Director of Synthsys the Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology at Edinburgh in 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).
Current 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 (FP7): Rule-based modelling
2012-2015: EPSRC Flowers Consortium: Platform for Synthetic Biology
Various academic activities since 2002 (Keynotes, invitations, courses, PCs).
Here is a short intro to rule-based modelling:
Agile modelling of cellular signalling
A longer one: Rule-based modelling of cellular signalling (CONCUR'07)
Our modelling language has various open-source implementations