Carlo Pecoraro, PhD


Co-founder and Scientific Director

 Angela Balistreri


Co-founder, Administration and Finances



We founded Physalia-courses in 2016 and since then we have run many different courses and Workshops. We have hosted scientists from different academic institutes distributed worldwide.  Attendees were mostly PhD students  and postdocs, followed by PIs and technicians.


The name of this company clearly reflects our passion for the sea and its organisms. Physalia physalis is in fact a marine hydrozoan (siphonophore) and I have been always fascinated by the way in which this animal lives. It can survive thanks to the interaction of specialized individual organisms called zooids. In the same way, our company can just survive if its different components perfectly work together. In fact this project was finalised thanks to the huge help from different people with specific skills that together made it possible to create Physalia-courses.



Our philosophy


Our main goal is to organise and offer high-level scientific courses and workshops, in which the partecipants can learn and acquire new skills and knowledge in specific topics of their interest. In addition, we also want to create the perfect conditions in which scientists from all over the world can share ideas and build new collaborative networks.