Born: July 29, 1962
Qualifications: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM), University of Bologna
Scientific sector: BIO / 09 Physiology
1987 MD (University of Bologna) (cum laude)
1991 Board certified in Neurology (University of Bologna) (cum laude)
1995 PhD in "Experimental and Clinical Pathophysiology" (University of Bologna).
1990 Technical collaborator, Institute of Human Physiology, University of Bologna.
1995 Assistant Professor, Department of Human and General Physiology, University of Bologna.
2004 Associate Professor, Department of Human and General Physiology, University of Bologna now Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM).
Academic duties at Bologna University
• Board of the Department of Human Physiology and General (2004-2006).
• Commission of Lab Managers, DIBINEM, Physiology Unit
• Member of the Commission for the recognition of academic credits (2005-2008) and of the Commission Scholarships for Dissertations Abroad, School of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Bologna.
• Member of Overseas Commission
• Member of List of Tutors of Collegio Superiore
• Member of Committee for the institution of Bologna Medical School (BOMS)
• Director of the Laboratory PRISM (Physiological Regulation in Sleeping Mice) of DIBINEM (2008-present). Website:
Present teaching activity at Bologna University
APPARATUSES PHYSIOLOGY 5 cfu (40 hours), Single cycle degree programmes (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery School of Medicine
CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY 2 cfu (16 hours), Single cycle degree programmes (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery School of Medicine
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCES - 8 cfu (60 hours), Second cycle degree programmes (LM) in Applied cognitive psychology, School of Psychology and Education — Campus of Cesena
NEUROPHYSIOLOGY - 1 cfu (8 hours), Single cycle degree programmes (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery, School of Medicine
PLASTICITA' NEURONALE: OLTRE IL PERIODO CRITICO - 1 cfu (8 hours)
Module of: IL CERVELLO PLASTICO: CONSEGUENZE DELLA MODIFICAZIONE E DELL'EVENTUALE RIPRISTINO DEI CIRCUITI NERVOSI C.I.- Single cycle degree programmes (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery School of Medicine
Grants and Fundings
1997 PRIN Project "Study of the cerebral microcirculation in rats during sleep" (Participant)
1998 European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) - Sanofi Aventis Research Grant, "Blood-brain barrier permeability during sleep" (Principal Investigator).
1999 PRIN Project n. 9905031935_006: "Cerebral microcirculation and transport mechanisms of the blood-brain barrier during the wake-sleep cycle" (Participant).
2001: PRIN Project n. 2001054935_006, "Neural and metabolic processes that characterize sleep and wakefulness" (Participant),
2002: FIRB Project n. RBAU01KCNZ, "Effects of the overall level of brain activation on the permeability of the blood-brain barrier to glucose" (Participant).
2004: PRIN Project n. 2004050080_001, "Sleep disturbances and cardiovascular regulation hypertensive rats " (Participant).
2008: PRIN Project n. 2008FY7K9S, "The role of the hypocretin system in cardiovascular thermoregulatory control during wakefulness and sleep" (Principal Investigator).
2010: Grant of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna, "Role of hypothalamic neurogenesis in the development of obesity and its hypnic and cardiovascular morbidities" (Participant).
2013: FARB Project, line 1 (UNIBO), n. FFBO120705, "The ecological study of the emotional response through wireless'biosignals " (Participant).
Holder of provisions from the University of Bologna (ex 60%) since 2001.
Source: Harzing’s Publish or Perish
Query G Zoccoli: all Papers 46 Citations 571
h_index 16 hc_index 11
“Frontiers in Vascular Physiology”, member of the Editorial Board
Reviewer for: Bioelectromagnetics, Biological Research, Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Circulation, Experimental Brain Research, Journal of Molecular Medicine, the Journal of Applied Physiology, the Journal of Sleep Research, Pediatric Research, PlosOne, Psicologia Sociale
Reviewer for PhD thesis from:
Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France (2004)
Monash University, Victoria, Australia (2005)
University of Padua (2012)
Membership in Scientific Societies
Italian Association for Sleep Medicine (AIMS); Italian Physiological Society (SIF); European Sleep Research Society (ESRS); Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS); American Physiological Society (APS).
Duties in Scientific Societies
Board of Italian Society of Sleep Research (2004-2008).
2013-present Member of the Committee for scientific research of the Italian Association for Sleep Medicine (AIMS)
2016-present: Scientific Committee European Sleep Research Society
Invited talks (symposia and seminars):
Italy: 14; Australia: 4; Switzerland; 3; France: 2; Spain: 1; Iceland: 1; India: 1.
Research experiences abroad
1995 September 1-30, Visiting Scholar, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen (Prof. OB Paulson).
1997 March 1st - August 31st, Visiting Scholar at Institute of Reproduction and Development, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia (Prof. Adrian Walker), sponsored by Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR).
2001 August 1st - September 30th, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Reproduction and Development, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, (Prof. Adrian Walker).
2001 April 1-15, Visiting Scholar, Laboratoire de Dysrégulations Métaboliques Acquises et Génétiques, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, Francia (Prof. Jean Pierre Libert)
2007 August 15th – September 15th, Visiting Professor at Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, (Prof. Adrian Walker)
2015 1-30 September, Visiting Professor at Laboratoire PériTox Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, Francia (Prof. Véronique Bach)
2016 15-30 September, Visiting Professor at Laboratoire PériTox Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, Francia (Prof. Véronique Bach)
Prof. V. Bach, URAPC, Faculté de Médecine Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France
Dr. G. Cohen, Sleep Investigation Laboratory, Centre for Sleep Health and Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Prof. J.S. Lin, INSERM U628 Physiologie intégrée du système d’éveil, Université Claude Bernard, Lione, Francia
Dr. M. Manconi, Neurocentro della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
Prof. H. Ohtsu, Applied Quantum Medical Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Prof. S Swoap, Department of Biology, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
• Person in charge of the Convention between the University of Bologna and the Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) (2006-present).
• Evaluator of Research Projects for the Regional Council of Picardie (France) (2013-present).