Francesco is a biomedical engineer specialised in computational MRI, with almost 10 years of experience in MRI research. He graduated from the University of Cagliari (BEng Biomedical engineering, 2009) and University of Genoa (MEng Bioengineering, 2012), Italy. He then obtained a PhD from University College London (UCL, UK) in Magnetic Resonance Physics (2016). He worked as a post-doc at UCL from 2016 to 2020, where he investigated new ways of acquiring and analysing spinal cord diffusion MRI scans in multiple sclerosis. During his post-doc at UCL, he visited New York University (NY, USA) in 2017 (Sept-Nov), and was elected Trainee representative (2018-2020) of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) White Matter Study Group. From October 2020 he has been a post-doctoral researcher at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, where he works on whole-body and abdominal MRI for precision medicine in oncology. In September 2021 he was awarded a Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship to advance liver MRI in the fight against cancer.