Giuseppe Maccari holds the role of senior bioinformatician in the Data Science for Health (DaScH) Lab group in Toscana Life Sciences (TLS). He obtained his degree in Molecular Biological Sciences at the University of Pisa, and a PhD in Experimental medicine and oncology at the University of Insubria in 2011, where he worked on the study of persistent enterovirus infections using experimental and computational approaches. He spent four years at the Italian Institute of Technology as a post-doc working on statistical models that describe the function of peptides that penetrate cells and antimicrobial peptides for cellular transport systems. More recently, he worked at the Pirbright Institute (UK), where he studied the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), responsible for innate immune response and organ transplant rejection. For years he collaborated with Anthony Nolan and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) for the improvement and expansion of the world reference database for the study of the histocompatibility complex and human allogeneic transplantation.