My name is Bruno Rizzuti, and I am a theoretical biophysicist. I enjoy discovering operating rules, hidden patterns, emergent simplicity, and ultimately elegance in complex systems that may appear disordered and chaotic. To this aim, I use molecular simulations for modeling biological macromolecules.

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I am a research scientist affiliated to the Institute of Nanotechnology (NANOTEC) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy, and to the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) of the University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain. I am also a member of the Molecular Biophysics Laboratory (MBL) in the Department of Physics at the University of Calabria (Unical), Italy, and of the board of the doctoral programme in Physical, Chemical, and Materials Sciences and Technologies (STFCM).

I am perhaps best known in my research field for my works on the molecular simulation of intrinsically disordered proteins and unfolded polypeptide regions, and for the computational modeling of protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions. These topics are important in the context of the current research on computer-aided rational drug design, and in the identification of the molecular basis of several diseases.

To know more about my scientific interests from different perspectives, see the other sections of this website: Research, Systems, Methods, and Applications. An updated list of Collaborations, Teaching and Reviewing activities, and Publications is also available.

For any (reasonable) request, the easiest way is a contact by email:

      • bruno.rizzuti@cnr.it