Science Communication and Education

  • 2003-2010, Secretary of the Scientific Board (after 2013 member of): Genoa Science Festival (
  • 2006-2011, Scientific co-Director: Rome Festival of Sciences (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome)
  • 2013-today, member of the Scientific Board: BergamoScienza (Bergamo).
  • 2014-today, member of the International Scientific Board: MUSE – Museum of Sciences, Trento.
  • 2005-today, Editor in chief: web scientific journal “Pikaia”, the Italian web magazine dedicated to evolution ( )
  • 2009-today, Programme Committee: World Conferences “The Future of Science” (Venice, September), by Umberto Veronesi Foundation for the Progress of Science.
  • 2011-today, Programme Committee: World Conferences “Science for Peace” (Milan), by Umberto Veronesi Foundation
  • 2004-2012, Programme Committee: Darwin Day, Milan, Museum of Natural History
  • Co-editor (with N. Eldredge): Encyclopaedia “Eco-sphere” (UTET, Turin, 2010)
  • Co-curator (with Niles Eldredge and Ian Tattersall): International Exhibition “Darwin 1809-2009” (Rome, Milan, Bari, 2009-2010) (
  • Co-curator (with Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza): International Exhibition “Homo sapiens. The Great History of Human Diversity” (Rome-Trento-Novara, 2011-2013) (
  • Curator of the permanent exhibition “Plants and humans”, in the Garden of Biodiversity, Historical Botanical Garden, University of Padua
  • 2006, member of the Scientific Board of the exhibition: “La Scimmia Nuda” – The Naked Ape (Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali, Trento).
  • 2015, scientific supervisor of the exhibition “Facce. I molti volti della storia umana” (Historical Botanical Garden, University of Padua)