Federico Lugli is an anthropologist with a strong background in isotope geochemistry and analytical techniques. His research focuses on the use of isotope geochemistry to unravel the interaction between human/animal and environment. In particular, he is interested in the use of strontium isotope analyses of teeth to decrypt mobility patterns and past migrations, but also in the use of stable isotopes of collagen to investigate human palaeodiet. From a methodological point of view, he is involved in the development of new techniques for high precision and resolution laser ablation ICP mass spectrometry analyses of phosphates, carbonates and other geological/biological specimens. In this sense, he set up e.g. the method to analyze Sr isotopes by LA‒MC‒ICP‒MS of human and animal teeth at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna.