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Alessio Avenanti

Professor

Department of Psychology

Academic discipline: M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology

Director of Second Cycle Degree of Neurosciences and neuro-psychological rehabilitation

Curriculum vitae

Alessio Avenanti serves as Full Professor in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Bologna. He carries out research at Center for studies and research in Cognitive Neuroscience, Cesena Campus, where he leads the Non-invasive brain stimulation lab, and at IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome. 

He received his master degree in Experimental Psychology and his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He worked at the Department of Psychology, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (2000-2006), Centro Ricerche di Neuropsicologia, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia di Roma (2000-2006), Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience , University College of London (2005-2006), Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge (2005), University of Groningen (2008-2009) e University of La Laguna (2013-2014); he has several scientific collaborations with national and international institutes.

His research interests deal with Social and Cognitive Neuroscience. He is Editor and Referee for prestigious international scientific journals with impact factor. He is member of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP), Societa' Italiana di Psicofisiologia e Neuroscienze Cognitive (SIPF), Societa' Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP), European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS) and Society for Social Neuroscience (S4SN).

 

Current Position:
- 2019-to present. Full Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna "Alma Mater Studiorum", Italy.

Professional experience:
- 2014-2019. Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna "Alma Mater Studiorum", Italy.
- 2006-2014. Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna "Alma Mater Studiorum", Italy.
- 2006-to present. Research Fellow, Centro studi e ricerche in Neuroscienze Cognitive, Cesena, Italy.
- 2003-2006. Research Fellow, Centro Ricerche di Neuropsicologia, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy.
- 2003-2006. Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy.
- 2003. Research Fellow, Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, University of Verona, Italy.

Education:
- PhD in "Cognitive Neuroscience". University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy.
- European Diploma in Cognitive and Brain Science. Hanse Institute in Advanced Science, Delmenhorst, Germany.
- Degree in "Experimental Psychology". University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. Score: 110/110 cum laude
- Diploma in Scientific Studies. Liceo scientifico statale "A. Labriola". Rome, Italy. Score: 60/60

Research grants:
- 2019. PRIN 2017, MIUR (Role: local coordinator; PI: S.M. Aglioti; Prot. num. 2017N7WCLP).
- 2018. 2018 Grant, Bial Foundation (Role: PI; Prot. num. 347/18).
- 2017. Alma Attrezzature 2017, Universita' di Bologna (Ruolo: member; PI: M. Viroli).
- 2017. Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Italy (Role: PI; Prot. num. 339bis/2017).
- 2016. 2016 Grant, Bial Foundation, Portogallo (Role: Co-PI; PI: S. Borgomaneri; Prot. num. 298/16).
- 2014. Research Grant 2014, Cogito Foundation, Svizzera (Role: PI; Prot. num. 14-139-R).
- 2013. Research Grant 2013, Cogito Foundation, Svizzera (Role: PI; Prot. num. R-117/13).
- 2013. FARB 2012, Universita' di Bologna (Role: membro; PI: E. Ladavas).
- 2012. Bando Futuro in Ricerca 2012, Ministero Istruzione Universita' Ricerca (Role: local coordinator; Prot. num. RBFR12F0BD).
- 2012. Bando Giovani Ricercatori 2010, Ministero della Salute (Role: PI; Prot. Num. GR-2010-2319335).
- 2011. Progetto CUIA, Consorzio Interuniversitario Italiano per l'Argentina (Role: local coordinator; PI: C. Urgesi).
- 2010. Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena (Role: member; PI: E. Ladavas).
- 2010. University of Groningen (Role: PI).
- 2009. Ministero Istruzione Universita' e Ricerca. PRIN 2007 (Role: member; PI: G. di Pellegrino).
- 2009. Project Seed 2009, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Role: local coordinator; PI: S.M. Aglioti; Prot. Num. 21538).
- 2008. Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena (Role: member; PI: E. Ladavas).
- 2008. Polo Scientifico-Didattico di Cesena / Ser.In.Ar (Role: PI).
- 2007-to date. Fondi Ateneo Universita' di Bologna: RFO 2006-2016 (ricercatore fascia A) (Role: PI).

Editorial activity and reviewing:
- Scientific Reports (editorial board, since 2016).
- Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience (consulting editor, since 2015).
- Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (Associate Editor since 2015; Reviewing editor since 2014).
- PLoS ONE (Section Editor dal 2014; Academic Editor since 2011).
- Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Associate Editor since 2017; Reviewing editor since 2013).
- Frontiers in Emotion Science (Associate Editor since 2017; Reviewing editor since 2011).
- Frontiers in Psychoanalysis and Neuropsychoanalysis (Reviewing editor since 2011).
- Ad-hoc reviewer for several international peer-reviewed Neuroscience and Psychology journals (e.g. Nature Neuroscience, Behavioral and Brain Science, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Current Biology, Journal of Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, Neuroimage, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, etc.; about 30 reviews per year).
- Reviewer for national (Ministero Istruzione Universita' Ricerca) and international grant (ANR – Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Francia; AXA-Theme-Application research fund, European Union; NWO – Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Netherland; Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom; National Science Centre, Polonia; ISF - Israel Science Foundation, Israele; BSF – Binational Science Foundation, United States – Israel; ERC – European Research Council, ERC-starting grants; ERC-advanced grants, European Union).
- Member of the international panel of Neuroscience for the selection of research grant project at Agence Nationale de la Ricerche, France, 2014 edition, 2015 edition, 2016 edition.

Media:
Articles and interviews on neuroscience issues on national (Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, La Stampa, Giorno, Nazione, Resto del Carlino, Domani, Milano Finanza, Corriere Bologna, Corriere Romagna, Corriere Adriatico, Voce di Romagna, Rivista Imprenditori, Unibo Magazine) and international journals (CNN, The Times, MSNBC, Fox News, Daily Telegraph, Weekendavisen).
Radio interviews for RCS media group (gruppo editoriale Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera: Radio 105, Radio Monte Carlo e Virgin Radio), Radio Capital, Radio 3 Scienza (Radio Rai3). TV interview for RAI (TGR3 Emilia-Romagna).

Research awards, courses and honours:
- 2016. National award "Premio SIPF 2016". Award of the Società Italiana di Psicofisiologia for research in psychophysiology, Italy.
- 2014. International award "Programa de Talento Tricontinental 2014". CEI Canarias: Campus Atlantico Tricontinental, Spain.
- 2011. International award "Young Investigator Award". International award for research with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Magstim coorporation/University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
- 2007. Fellowship for attending the "European Diploma in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, III". Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany.
- 2004. Fellowship and travel grant for attending the "Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience 2004". Darmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA.
- 2004 National award "Golden Degree Award - Biological Science", International Award of Rome, Italy.
- 2003. National award "Young Investigator Award". National Congress of Experimental section of the Italian Association of Psychology (AIP), Bari, Italy.

Institutional activity at UNIBO:
- Since 2018. Director of the second cycle course in Neurosciences and neuropsychological rehabilitation.
- Since 2015. Member of the group for quality assurance of research, Department of Psychology.
- Since 2015. Member of the Research committee, Department of Psychology.
- Since 2016. Board member of the Ph.D. program in Psychology (curriculum Cognitive Neuroscience)
- 2013-2016. Member of the Library committe, Department of Psychology.
- 2013-2015. Member of the Internationalization committee, Department of Psychology.
- 2006-2015. Board member of the Joint International Ph.D. program in Cognitive Neuroscience.
- 2006-2012. Board member of the Faculty of Psychology.
- Since 2006. Board member of I e II cycles teaching courses, Faculty/Department of Psychology.
- Since 2006. Board member of the Department of Psychology.