Andrea Parmeggiani is a professor of theoretical physics and biophysics at the University of Montpellier 2, France. After studying physics at the University of Bologna and the École Polytechnique in Paris, he received his Ph.D. from the Université Denis-Diderot (Paris-VII), working at the Curie Institute on the stochastic description of molecular motors. In 2000, he joined Erwin Frey’s Group, conducting research at the Technical University Munich, Harvard University, and the Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin. During this time he developed a new class of driven lattice gas model that was inspired by motor protein transport. Since moving to Montpellier in 2003, he has been working on biologically inspired problems related to statistical physics and stochastic processes.