I am Full Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Naples "Federico II" and Einstein BIH Visiting Professor at the MDC in Berlin. My scientific activities concern Statistical Mechanics of Complex Systems in Physics and applications to Molecular Biology, with math, physics and computer approaches. I worked at ESPCI in Paris, Imperial College London, and at the UK Complexity Science Centre in Warwick. I coordinate the INFN Biological Physics national project (IS) in IT, and I am a member of the NIH 4D Nucleome consortium in the US and of the Berlin Institute of Health in DE. I also serve in international panels for the management of research and its resources, including the ANR in France and in the EPJP board. In 2016 I was the recipient of the Einstein BIH Fellowship award from the Einstein Foundation in Berlin.
Statistical Physics, Computational and Systems Biology: we investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying genome regulation in eukaryotes. In particular, we work on chromosome 3D organization (see a recent NATURE, a NATURE GEN. and NATURE SMB) and single-cell transcriptional activities (see a recent GENOME BIO.). We have also discussed the symmetry-breaking events leading to X Chromosome Inactivation (see a NATURE PHYS. N&V).
Statistical Mechanics of Complex Systems: in Physics, we have been working on equilibrium and off-equilibrium processes, phase transitions and critical phenomena, in disordered and glassy systems, vortices in superconductors and, in particular, on granular media (see a review in NATURE MAT.).
Prof. Mario Nicodemi,
Dipartimento di Fisica "E. Pancini",
Universita' di Napoli "Federico II",
Complesso Universitario di Monte S. Angelo,
Via Cintia, 80126 Napoli, ITALY
TEL: +39 081 676475
EMAIL: Mario.Nicodemi "-at-" na.infn.it