Leonardo obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology in 2018 and his Master’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology in 2021 at University of Bologna, as a member of Collegio Superiore. For his Master thesis, he worked for one year in the group of Bacterial Genetics at Wageningen University & Research, focusing on CRISPR/Cas9, DNA repair mechanisms and alternative sigma factors. In late 2021, he started his PhD in the Huck group as part of the BaSyC research programme (Building a Synthetic Cell). His project focuses on gene expression and on how this is affected by different types of compartments and physical constraints. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, drums, sports and traveling.
Synthetic cell, Gene expression, Cell-free protein synthesis, Compartmentalization, Microfluidics
Collegio Superiore Honors Program, 2021, University of Bologna
M.Sc. Molecular and Cell Biology, 2021, University of Bologna
B.Sc. Biotechnology, 2018, University of Bologna