Vincenzo Manca is a Full Professor, since 2002, at the Computer Science Department of the University of Verona. He obtained his degrees from the University of Pisa, under the guide of Alfonso Caracciolo di Forino and Ennio De Giorgi, where he became Assistant Professor in 1980. E' was Associate Professor at the Universities of Udine and Pisa. His research interests cover a wide class of topics from mathematical logic, discrete mathematics, and theoretical computer science to informational analysis and computational models of biological systems. At present, his investigation is focused on "Computational Systems Biology" and "Natural Computing". In 2004 he introduced MP grammars as a mathematical methodology for deducing discrete models of biological dynamics. He is author of more than 170 scientific publications, appearing in international journals and scientific series. He is reviewer for Mathematical Reviews and also referee for many scientific journals and conferences, has been member of PC in many international conferences and was visiting professor and "invited speaker" in many universities and international conferences. He is member of E.M.C.C. (European Molecular Computing Consortium) and directed several research projects in the field of natural computing, collaborating actively with several international research groups. He has advised 7 Ph.D students, and tutored more than 40 M.Sc. students. He was co-founder and president of the Programme in Bioinformatics, at the University of Verona (the Faculty of Sciences). Since October 2012 he is president of CBMC.