After a bachelor's degree in Biotechnology at the University of Rome, La Sapienza, Michele obtained a master's degree in the top program Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Groningen.
Working on genomics (RNA-Sequencing and GWAS) at the University of Groningen and during his internship at the Genome Institute of Singapore, he developed bioinformatics and computer programming skills. He matured an interest in nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he studied the metabolic effects of Mediterranean and high-fat diets on psychiatric disorders.
Currently, he works on developing software with machine learning and AI (computer vision) for studying eating behavior from video recordings in adults and children. Moreover, he is involved in food origami research, aiming to use food-grade components for improving oral drug delivery.