IDSIA- Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (USI/SUPSI)
Keywords of expertise: 1. Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 2. Molecular Dynamics, 3. Nanoscaled Delivery Systems, 4. Virtual Screening
Dr. Andrea Danani is presently working at IDSIA, the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence affiliated to USI and SUPSI, where he leads a computational biophysics unit.
He received the Dipl.-Ing degree in Physics from ETH in Zurich in 1987 and the Ph.D. degrees at SISSA/ISAS in Trieste in 1992. His scientific activity was first centered on the modellization of many-electron systems and their phase transitions and later on the description of surface diffusion of adatoms in metals using analytical models and several numerical simulation methods like Cluster Variation Method, MonteCarlo and Molecular dynamics. He has been project leader of several projects related to the numerical simulation and the modellization of several systems mainly at the molecular level: polymer nanocomposites, biological systems in interaction with drugs and DNA/RNA with related virtual screening, macromolecules for drug delivery, protein/protein interaction for neurodegenerative problems. His activity in SimInhale is mainly related to the characterization and optimization of nanocarriers for drugs and genes delivery in certain pulmonary diseases.