Carlo Pecoraro, PhD


Co-founder and Scientific Director

 Angela Balistreri


Co-founder, Administration and Finances


 Valentina Sardina


  Course Coordinator  



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 Ph.D. students and postdocs, followed by PIs and technicians.


The name of this company reflects our passion for the sea and its organisms. Physalia physalis is a marine hydrozoan (siphonophore) and I have been always fascinated by how 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. This project was finalized 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 organize and offer high-level scientific courses and workshops, in which the participants 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.