Dr. Alejandro Vignoni
Alejandro Vignoni was a joint ELBE Postdoctoral Fellow of the MOSAIC Group and the Knust Lab from April 2015 until April 2017. Alejandro is an Argentinian and Italian citizen, born in La Plata (Argentina) in 1984. After leaving the MOSAIC Group, Alejandro became an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, starting his own research group in the Synthetic Biology and BioSystems Control Lab, where he received tenure in 2019.
Alejandro received his Electronics Engineering degree with honors in 2008 from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina), and his Cum Laude Ph.D. in Control Engineering, Robotics and Industrial Informatics at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain in May 2014.
Alejandro was with the ESE group at the Computing Division of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia IL, USA. There, he pursued the diploma project for his Electrical Engineering degree in 2008, working in control of Superconducting Cavities for Project X. He was also with the Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation at Imperial College London for a doctoral stay in 2011, working with the Control Engineering Synthetic Biology group in model and control of gene expression noise in bacteria. After that, in 2012, he was with the Tabor Lab at Rice University, Houston, working with light-switchable control of gene expression, combining computational and wet-lab approaches.
In 2015, Alejandro joined the Knust lab and the MOSAIC Group at MPI-CBG as an ELBE Postdoctoral Fellow, working in simulation models of apico-basal polarity regulation in epithelial cells. His main research interests are in synthetic and systems biology, and modeling and simulation of nonlinear and complex systems. Beyond that he is interested in coordination, consensus and synchronization, dynamical systems networks, and sliding mode control.