Matteo, born in Lugano (Switzerland), obtained an MSc in Computer Science (2008) and a PhD in computational biophysics (2012) in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). During his PhD supervised by Prof Matteo Dal Peraro he developed of POW, a flexible parallel optimization environment. POW was applied to the prediction of pore-forming toxin Aerolysin heptameric conformation and of type-III secretion system’s basal body.
In 2013 he joined the research groups of Prof Justin Benesch and Prof Dame Carol Robinson FRS in the University of Oxford. His research, funded by a Swiss National Science Foundation Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship, focused on the development of new computational methods for the prediction of protein molecular assembly guided by ion mobility, cross-linking, SAXS and electron microscopy data, as well as their application to the study of small Heat Shock Proteins and protein-lipid interactions.
In 2017 he obtained an EPSRC fellowship, allowing him to establish his independent research in Durham University, and in 2019 he was appointed assistant professor in soft condensed matter physics.