Research interests:

I am interested in characterizing how our adaptive immune system recognizes pathogens and how the evolution of bacteria and viruses leads to immune evasion. I develop unsupervised learning methods to model immune receptor repertoires and to describe the evolutionary trajectories of evolving pathogens.


  • 2021: Postdoc with Oskar Hallatschek, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2018-2021: PhD in physics,  École Normale Supérieure, Paris and MPIDS, Göttingen
  • 2016-2018: Master’s degree in physics at ETH, Zurich and École Polytechnique, Paris

Selected publications:

Deep generative selection models of T and B cell receptor repertoires with SoNNia.
G Isacchini, AM Walczak, T Mora, A Nourmohammad
PNAS 118 (14) (2021)

MINIMALIST: Mutual INformatIon Maximisation for Amortised Likelihood Inference from
Sampled Trajectories.
G Isacchini*, N Spisak*, A Nourmohammad, T Mora, AM Walczak

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