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PiganiPh. D. Student
Integrative Marine Ecology Department

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Villa Comunale
80121 Napoli - Italia

Tel.: +39 081 5833XXX
Fax: +39 081 7641355
E-mail: emanuele.pigani(at)szn.it
Skype: emanuele.pigani

Curriculum Vitae

Internal Supervisor: Daniele Iudicone
External Supervisors: Samir Suweis, Olivier Jaillon
Program: Open University

Research Interests

My main research interest focuses on the physical modelling of biological systems from a statistical mechanics perspective. During the Ph.D. I am investigating what is the role of oceanic circulation in plankton communities' structure and functioning. Thanks to TARA Oceans project, we now have a huge metagenomic database of planktons ranging from viruses to small animals from all over the world. Thus, my goal is to combine the analysis of these recent data on the oceanic metagenomic functional diversity with a hierarchy of conceptual models describing circulation and plankton dynamics with increased complexity.


Cencetti, G., Santin, G., Longa, A., Pigani, E., Barrat, A., Cattuto, C., Lehmann, S., Salathe, M. and Lepri, B., 2021. Digital proximity tracing on empirical contact networks for pandemic control. Nature communications, 12(1), pp.1-12.

Plata, C.A., Pigani, E., Azaele, S., Calleja-Solanas, V., Palazzi, M.J., Solé-Ribalta, A., Borge-Holthoefer, J., Meloni, S. and Suweis, S., 2021. Neutral theory for competing attention in social networks. Physical Review Research, 3(1), p.013070. 

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