Gian Marco is a Ph.D. student at the Structural and Functional Bioinformatics Group (SFB) under the supervision of Professor Xin Gao at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Gian Marco, upon finishing high school in Lecce (Italy), applied to the Politecnico of Milan in the year 2009 in Physics engineering. Due to personal issues, he came back to his hometown to complete the Bachelor's Degree at the University of Salento in Biotechnology.

For his master's degree, seeking innovation and cutting edge knowledge, he moved to the University of Bologna, which offered an M. Sc program in Bioinformatics.

His aim as a Ph.D. student is to become a top-level scientist in Machine Learning techniques applied to Bioinformatics. At the moment his interests fall within the sphere of Deep Learning with the application of Convolutional and Recurrent networks to biological problems such as metagenomics.

Education Profile

  • M.Sc., Bioinformatics, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 2018.
  • B.Sc., Biotechnology, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, 2015.

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2008 Bronze medal at International Biology Olympiads, Mumbai, India
  • 2009 Bronze medal at International Biology Olympiads, Japan