Jacopo Grilli

I am a biological physicist, with a background in statistical physics and strong experience in interdisciplinary projects and collaborations. Broadly speaking, I am interested in understanding complex phenomena starting from simple rules and minimal assumptions. Most of my research is in theoretical ecology, with a particular focus on ecological networks and neutral theory. I am also working on problems in genomics and cell physiology and, more recently, I started working on aging and stress response in C. elegans.

Currently, I am a Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute.

I graduated in Physics in 2011 at the University of Milan and I obtained a Ph.D in Physics in 2015 at the University of Padova, where I was supervised by Amos Maritan. In 2015, I moved to the University of Chicago as a Postdoctoral scholar, working in the lab of Stefano Allesina.

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January 2, 2019

One year at the Santa Fe Institute.

December 12-19, 2018

Visiting ICTP-SAIFR in São Paulo, Brazil.

October 8, 2018

Got the Italian Scientific Habilitation (ASN) as Associate Professor in Ecology (05/C1 II fascia).

September 26, 2018

Invited speaker at the ReACT 3 satellite at the CCS 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

September 19, 2018

Paper on tipping points in animal societies published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

September 12, 2018

Got the Italian Scientific Habilitation (ASN) as Associate Professor in Applied Physics (02/D1 II fascia).

August 16, 2018

Paper on size control in mammalian cells published in Nature Communications.

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