My main interest is in the key nodes of various biological networks, including food webs (keystone species), landscape graphs (key habitats and corridors) and animal social networks (linking group structure to group dynamics) - but also protein-protein and microbial interaction networks. The ultimate question, in all these cases, is how to link parts to the whole.
What else is still important? In the past I was Branco Weiss Fellow of Society in Science @ Zürich, Switzerland, principal investigator at Microsoft Research @ Trento, Italy and Fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin @ Berlin, Germany. These cities are eternal loves - even if the first fellowship was realized at Collegium Budapest @ Budapest, Hungary. I was the chief organizer of the 7th ECEM conference (Riva del Garda, Italy, 2011) of ISEM. And the media appearances: I acted in the movie Nexus (produced by Csaba Szekeres, 2008) and I was a finalist in FameLAB Trentino (2013). In September 2011, I was the researcher of the month in the Italian magazine Le Scienze.