Merck KGaA, Germany
graduated from the ETH Zürich, worked at NCI-Frederick, Weizmann Institute, and at EMBL. He joined Merck KGaA in 1997. Luca wrote a patent in knowledge discovery, and has publications in bioinformatics, biomedical ontologies and molecular modelling. His current focus is on hypothesis generation and validation, through information extraction and formal reasoning. Luca is member of AMIA, ASIS and IUCR, reviewer of several journals, and Expert at the European Commission.