Massimo, molecular biologist, is constantly on a mission to inspire scientists and laypeople around him with his passion for science. During the time spent on the bench, he followed his natural all-around curiosity, investigating several topics from medical diseases to plant physiology. Head of TheScienceBreaker, Massimo proudly chases his naïve dream of an engaged society where scientists and citizens are facing together the upcoming challenges for human civilizations. At the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Massimo works for BiOutils – an academic and laboratory-based platform for outreach in life sciences.
Massimo is the editor of 45 Breaks:
Global contamination of honey by insecticides
A worldwide survey has uncovered a widespread contamination of commercial honeys with neonicotinoids (agricultural insecticides). What does this mean for us and for the bees producing the honey?Dec 18, 2017 | 3.5 min read
Survival of the friendliest
What makes dogs so uniquely friendly? Scientists have studied the unique relationship between humans and domestic dogs for decades, but the role of genetics in shaping canine sociability remains poorly understood.Dec 13, 2017 | 3.5 min read
Plants have deep roots in time
The evolutions of modern plants set its beginning earlier than we thought. Where it all began? How photosynthesis became a plants' feature? Old fossils hold the answer.Dec 6, 2017 | 3.5 min read
Bringing the flavor back to modern tomatoes
Wondering why modern tomatoes are often so tasteless? New insights on their DNA offer a roadmap to bring back their tasty flavor.Dec 1, 2017 | 3 min read
How do plants breathe?
Breathing air in and out is something that we, as humans, perform in every moment of our lives. Plants do likewise thanks to tiny mouths called stomata.Nov 22, 2017 | 4 min read
Boechera, Why are you so Cool?
Due to their static nature, plants must adapt to their surrounding environment. Among other challenges, resisting to the sun-heat is a major one. How do they cope with that?Nov 21, 2017 | 3.5 min read