Date of birth: 6th October 1971
Institution: IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche, Bellaria
Via Altura 3-40139-Bologna
Phone 39-51-4966937; Fax 39-51-4966963
1990: Vincenzo Monti High School (Classical Studies), Cesena (Italy). Degree: Baccalaureate (60/60)
1996: Medical Degree (summa cum laude), University of Bologna School of Medicine (Italy). Field of Study: Neurology
2001: Specialist in Neurology (summa cum laude), Neurological Clinic, University of Bologna School of Medicine 2004: PhD, Field of Study: Sleep Medicine, University of Bologna
TRAINING AND ACADEMIC CAREER
1996-2001 Neurology Residency Neurological Institute, University of Bologna, Italy,
2001-2006 Clinical Assistant and Research Fellow, EEG laboratory and Epilepsy Center Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna 2006-present: Assisistant Professor (Ricercatore Confermato) in Neurology, University of Bologna, School of Medicine (Italy)
2011-present: Assistant medical director, IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche, Bologna (Italy) 2011-present: Staff Neurologist, EEG laboratory and Epilepsy Center, Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche, Bologna (Italy)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2009-present Member of the teaching staff of the Virtual epilepsy academy (VIREPA) of ILAE (International League against Epilepsy).
2009-present Member of the Genetic Commission of Italian League against Epilepsy
AWARDS AND HONORS
Young Investigator Award of Italian League Against Epilepsy (2001, 2003-2005);
Young Investigator Award of Italian Society of Neurology (2002) and European Congress on Epileptology (Madrid, 2002).
Grants from: Telethon, Italian Ministry of Health, Spinner 2005 Global Grant "Interventions for human resources qualification in the research and technological innovation sectors".
2006-present: Assisistant Professor in Neurology, University of Bologna, School of Medicine (Italy)
2011-present: Assistant medical director, IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche, Bologna (Italy)
FBi is author of more than 80 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals, including: Nature Genetics (1), Journal of Human Genetics (1), Brain (2), Neurology (3), Annals of Neurology (2), Epilepsia (16)
H-index=19; over 1100 citations; total impact factor: 330
She has supervised more than 20 students for Bachelor/Master Thesis in the Courses of Medicine, (Speach therapy) Logopedia, EEG technician. She has given several invited and tutorial comunications at international meetings, schools and institutions.
Since 2001, her research has focused on epilepsy, in particular on: the neurophysiological basis of paroxysmal diorder, the genetics of focal epilpsies and the differential diagnosis of nocturnal frontal lobe seizures and parasomias. In the last years the scientific activity of FBi has been highly focused on the search for new genes mutated in focal epilepsies, with two research grants presently active (Italian Ministry of Health Young Investigator Project GR-2009-1574072 to Dr. Tommaso Pippucci on the genetic basis of partial epilepsies and Telethon Foundation Project GGP13200 to Prof. P. Tinuper and Dr. T. Pippucci on clinical and genetic study of nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsies)