Filippo was one of the finalists of GapSummit 2019. He obtained an MSc in Synthetic Biology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in human genetics at the University of St Andrews. His research focuses on the genetic architecture of learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia, stuttering, ...) and laterality traits (i.e. handedness). Filippo has previously worked in a no-profit organization and an IP firm while being involved with startups.