Big data and IT

Diego obtained his Bachelor in Chemistry at University of Perugia, Italy and his Master in Physical Chemistry at University of Bologna, Italy. After that he got involved in a 6 months project at Dublin City University, Ireland working on the synthesis and characterisation of dyes used for cellular imaging. He started a PhD in Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in the lab of Prof. Eric Vauthey. He studied photo-induced reactions in liquid solution, on a solid state and in prototype devices for solar-energy conversion. He then did a Postdoc at ETH Zürich, in the field of photoelectron spectroscopy. During this time he became interested in developing computational tools and software for scientific data processing and visualisation. In the same area he also worked at ZHAW in Winterthur, and in the private sector. He is now responsible for the IT infrastructure and development of computational frameworks for interactive visualization and distributed analysis of large-scale microscopy image datasets.


Dr. Diego Villamaina
Department of Molecular Life Sciences
University of Zurich, Irchel Campus
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich

Building/Room: Y55-K-14
phone: +41 44 53 153 
E-Mail: diego.villamaina@imls.uzh.ch