is the Coordinator of the Marie Skłodowska Curie ITN ChroMe. He is Chair of Physiological Chemistry at the Biomedical Center of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. Born in 1971 in Italy, he studied biochemistry at the University of York, UK. He obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK and pursued a postdoc at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California in Berkeley, USA. Before becoming Group Leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, he worked as Editor of Nature Structural & Molecular Biology in New York, USA, He joined LMU Munich in 2010, where his team continues to explore new frontiers in gene-environment interactions.