Enrico Sandro Colizzi


I am a theoretical biologist broadly interested in science and fascinated by the fundamental questions about biological evolution: what chemical processes led to the origin of life and of evolution? Which eco-evolutionary dynamics make living beings become more complex in time? How do novel biological functions emerge?

I studied at Utrecht University (the Netherlands), where I also did my PhD under the supervision of prof. Hogeweg (in the group of Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics). Before that I did my Bachelor at the University of Padova (Italy). During my PhD I worked on the emergence of function by developing multi-level (computational) models of biological systems.


Understanding downward causation