Director of the Natural Substances, Traditional Medicine Section, Dept. of Therapeutic Research and Medicines Evaluation, Istituto Superiore di Sanità. Degree in Biology, specialty in Microbiology, University of Rome; postdoctoral training at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Current research on the bacterial CNF1 as a potential therapy for central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Co-inventor in 4 patents for CNF1 activity on the CNS, author of numerous articles in leading journals.
Melinda Fitzgerald is Professor of Neurotrauma, jointly appointed by Curtin University and the Perron Institute and holds an NHMRC Career Develoment Fellowship. She has 14 years post-doctoral experience and leads her team of 12 researchers and post-graduate students in designing and assessing clinically relevant strategies for treatment of neurotrauma.
National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellow. Current research utilises modern neuroscientific techniques including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Electroencephalography, to explore the neurobiology of pain perception and to develop novel treatment approaches for chronic pain syndromes.
1985-89 Res Assoc, INH Acad Sci GDR
1990-91 Head Lab "Hippocampal Slices",
1990-91 Res Ass., HHMI
1992-98 Head "Gene Regul & Plasticity", IfN
1998-2012 Head Dept. Neurophysiol IfN
2001- Prof Neurophysiol Med Fac Magdeburg
2006 Intern Acad Sci Health and Ecol
2008 Member of the Found Board of Dirs Dementia-Center Magdeburg
2013 Prof in Neurol and Charbonnier Prof BBDI USA
Prof in Human Physiol 1st Moscow State Med Univ
Presidium member Int Acad Sci Health & Ecol
John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Vision Science, Biology and Optometry
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in Physiological Optics and Vision Science
Prof. Frishman received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie N.Y. and her MS and PhD in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She did postdoctoral training in visual neuroscience at Northwestern University and the University of California San Francisco where she also was a research faculty member. She joined the Optometry faculty in the College of Optometry in 1990, and she has taught in both the professional and graduate programs. Her research has focused on refining noninvasive electrophysiological approaches for evaluating retinal and anterior visual pathway function in normal subjects and subjects with inherited or acquired diseases that affect visual function.
Academic Editor for PLOS ONE and PeerJ, and she was Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Visual Neuroscience (2001-2007), and Documenta Ophthalmologica (2006-2013).
She has served on federal grant review panels, the NIH/NEI National Advisory Eye Council, and she is a fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO), American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and a board member of the International Society for the Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV).
Karl Friston is Professor of Imaging Neuroscience/Wellcome Principal Research Fellow, Faculty of Brain Science, University College London. In 2000 he was President of the international Organization of Human Brain Mapping. In 2003 he was awarded the Minerva Golden Brain Award and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006. In 2008 he received a Medal, Collège de France and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York in 2011. He became of Fellow of the Society of Biology in 2012.
Dorota Frydecka M.A., M.Sc. Eng., M.D. Ph.D. specialist in psychiatry/
I am currently working as a psychiatrist, lecturer and researcher at the University Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland. Additionally, I work at the Department of Psychology as well as at the Institute of Health Psychology. My main interest is genetics, epigenetics psychoneuroimmunology and computational modeling of cognitive functions using artificial neural networks.
Professor in Neuroscience, Head of Neuroscience Department
INSERM Senior Group Leader of Cellular Therapies in Brain Diseases group
Professor of Experimental Neuroscience, Wolfson Inst for Biomedical Research, University College London.
MD, Neurologist, PhD.
Currently: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
Interested in: neuroscience-molecular mechanisms of neuronal death - neurodegeneration - neuroinflammation - neuroprotection- neurogenesis - hippocampus - neuropeptides - animal models of hippocampal injury- temporal lobe epilepsy - neuroanatomy.
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Former Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Pisa. President of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology. Former President of the International Menopause Society. Editor-in-Chief of Gynecological Endocrinology.
Angela Giangrande is a full professor (DR1 CNRS) at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg, FRANCE. She is a member of the Society of Neuroscience and of the Genetics American Society. She is also a USIAS fellow (University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced studies).