"I would like to explore new strategies for integrating dynamic multi-level omics data with genome-scale mechanistic models in the context of microbial communities"
I’m Francesco Moro and I am a PhD student at the System Biology Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL).
I graduated in Molecular Biology at the University of Padova (IT), with a thesis on human gut metagenomics, in collaboration with the University of Roskilde (DK). Now here at VUA, I’m working on mechanistic models of microbial communities, aiming to find new ways to untangle the complexity of microbial interactions.
I’ve always been passionate about food (it has probably something to do with the fact that I’m Italian). I find really marvellous how, since the dawn of times, mankind found ways to “collaborate” with microbes to improve what we eat. Therefore I’m truly excited to be part of a network that will address this topic with all the most advanced approaches in food science, biology and data analysis.
In particular, with the collaboration of other partners in the E-MUSE Network, I would like to explore new strategies for integrating dynamic multi-level omics data with genome-scale mechanistic models in the context of microbial communities, e.g. those involved in cheese ripening.