(Italian version only) Articolo pubblicato nel sito neurologiaitaliana.it del 17 marzo 2020.
(Italian version only) Articolo pubblicato nell’inserto “Salute” del Corriere della Sera del 16 luglio 2020.
by prof. Viktor Jirsa, Institut de Neurosciences, Aix-Marseille Universitè
When: June 18th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( ID: 968 3484 5414 )
Abstract: Over the past decade we have demonstrated that the fusion of subject-specific structural information of the human brain with mathematical dynamic models allows building biologically realistic brain network models, which have a predictive value, beyond the explanatory power of each approach independently. Here we illustrate the workflow along the example of epilepsy: we reconstruct personalized connectivity matrices of human epileptic patients using Diffusion Tensor weighted Imaging (DTI).
by prof. Mario Bortolozzi, Physics and Astronomy Dept., Padova
When: June 4th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( ID: 947 1923 3989 )
Abstract: Mutations of connexin 32 (Cx32) protein cause the X-linked form of Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease (CMT1X), a demyelinating peripheral neuropathy for which there is no cure. A growing body of evidence indicates that ATP release through Cx32 hemichannels in Schwann cells could be critical for nerve myelination, but it is unknown if CMT1X mutations alter the physiological mechanism that controls Cx32 hemichannel opening and ATP release.
Our study uncovered a link between CMT1X and Cx32 hemichannel dysfunction, suggesting a candidate peptide for treating the disease caused by the R220X mutation of Cx32.
by prof. Aram Megighian, Dep. of Biomedical Science, Padova
When: May 28th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( ID: 992 1078 4061 )
Abstract: Navigation plays a key role in organisms adaptive behavior. An adequate response to environmental stimuli, is fundamental for supporting food search, social interactions and mating, all of them step physiological mechanisms from the evolutionary point of view.
The lecture will talk about visuomotor responses and place learning studies in flies made in our and other laboratories combining sophisticated quantitative behavioral techniques, fly genetic tools and optogenetics.
by prof. Nick Ward, Institute of Neurology, UCL Queen Square
When: May 21th, 2020 – 2:30 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( ID: 932 3601 5478 )
Abstract: Stroke is the most common cause of neurological disability in the world. In the UK alone, there are more people living with the consequences of stroke than with dementia (1.2M vs 0.85M) with an estimated annual cost of £26B. Stroke is still considered a single incident disease with most resources targeted to the first few hours, days or weeks after onset.
by prof. Mario Bonato, Dep. of General Psychology, Padova
When: May 14th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( ID: 993 1575 0486 )
Abstract: In everyday life contexts sometimes we manage to attend multiple sources of information without particular effort. Sometimes, however, performing two or more tasks together becomes very difficult, like for instance if we have to drive a car in a foggy day while paying attention to a debate on the radio. In these conditions our attention is loaded and we perform what is called “multitasking”.
by prof. Timothy Murphy, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
When: May 7th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( ID: 933 4632 4274 )
Abstract: New approaches to real-time assessment and closed-loop feedback based on behavioral features or brain activity will be discussed in the lecture that are designed to optimize stroke recovery interventions in mice for insight into better approaches for human recovery.
by Consultant Neurosurgeon PhD. Francesco Vergani, King’s College Hospital, London
When: February 20th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: VIMM Seminar Hall
Abstract: Knowledge of the anatomical and functional relationship between brain tumours and surrounding cortical and subcortical structures is essential in neuro-oncology when planning overall treatment and surgical approach. This is particularly true for tumours in close relationship
to the primary motor cortex and the corticospinal tract (CST), where surgery carries the risk of inducing a permanent motor deficit.
The present review focuses on different aspects of the motor network.
by prof. Angela Favaro, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Padova
When: February 6th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: VIMM Seminar Hall
Abstract: Research in the field of neuroimaging, connectomics and neuropsychology is growing in the field of eating disorders.
In this presentation, I will review the recent advances of neuroscience research conducted by our group of research with a particular attention to those aspects that have direct or indirect clinical implications.