Gianluca Lattanzi

Current position

I am full professor at the Physics Department of the University of Trento in the Statistical and Biological Physics Group.

I am also a permanently affiliated member of the Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications (INFN-TIFPA). 

Since 2018, I am the Academic Coordinator for the Department of Physics and I am responsible for the Bachelor and Master Degree Course Programmes in Physics at the University of Trento.

Curriculum vitae

I graduated in Physics at the University of Bari, Italy, in 1997. After the military leave, I joined the International School for Advanced Studies SISSA in Trieste, Italy, where I obtained the PhD in Condensed Matter Theory in 2001. I joined the Hahn-Meitner Institut in Berlin in 2002 as a Marie Curie Fellow. I was then Assistant Professor in Applied Physics at the University of Bari, Italy from 2005 to 2015, then Associate Professor at the University of Foggia (2015-2016) and Associate Professor at the University of Trento, Italy (2016-2021).

Research interests

My field of interest is Computational Biophysics and Molecular Modeling, in general. In particular, I am interested in the application of methods of theoretical physics to problems of biological, medical and technological relevance.

Master theses

Master theses projects are always available within the group and, in particular, under my supervision on the application of computational techniques to the investigation of biological systems. Students are encouraged to contact me to enquire about single projects.

Current PhD students

  • Costanza Paternoster
  • Francesco Carnovale
  • Giovanni Novi Inverardi

Alumni – Former PhD students

  • Domenico Alberga
  • Gianfranco Abrusci
  • Michele Turelli
  • Lorenzo Petrolli


Email: gianluca.lattanzi _AT_

Office phone: (+39) 0461 283104

Address: University of Trento, Physics Department | Via Sommarive 14, 38123 Trento – Italy