Antonio Celani



Born 3/5/1969 in Latina (Italy).
E-mail: celani[at]
Telephone:+33-1-4061 3118

Scientific Activity (Key Words)

Physical Biology: chemotaxis in bacteria and eukaryotic cells

Short Employment Record

1994 - 1997 PhD in Physics "Predictability, dispersion and statistical features of fully developed turbulence'' Politecnico di Torino (Supervisors: L. Zannetti, G. Boffetta).
1998 - 1998  Marie Curie fellow at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (MPI-IPP), Germany,
1998 - 1999 Post-doc at Università di Torino, Italy,
1999 - 2000 Post-doc at Observatoire de Nice,
2000 - 2007 Chargé de recherche CNRS (CR1) at Institut Nonlinéaire de Nice,
2007 - 2008 Chargé de recherche CNRS (CR1) at Institut Pasteur,
2008 -          Directeur de recherche CNRS (DR2) at Institut Pasteur,


Univ. Turin (1998) Condensed matter physics.
Univ. Nice -- Sophia Antipolis: (Feb. 2001/2002) Cours DEA ``Intermittency in turbulence’’.
Univ. Turin (since  2007) Stochastic processes

Selected Publications

A. Celani & M. Vergassola, Strategies of bacterial chemotaxis
, Proc Nat’l Acad Sci USA (2010)

A. Sekowska, J.-B. Masson, A. Celani, A. Danchin & M. Vergassola, Repulsion and metabolic switches in the collective behavior of bacterial colonies, Biophys. J. (2009) doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2009.04.018