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Rocco Liguori


Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: MED/26 Neurology

Director of First Cycle Degree of Neurophysiopathology techniques

Curriculum vitae

Rocco Liguori graduated in 1983 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna-Italy. He received the specialization degree in Neurology from the University of Bologna in 1988 and the specialization degree in Clinical Neurophysiology from the University of Copenhagen-Denmark in 1991. From 1987 to 1991 he was appointed as a senior physician at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, the National University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

From 1992 to 1998 he worked as a Clinical Assistant at the Institute of Neurology-University of Bologna and from 1999 to October 2010 he was appointed as a Researcher in Neurology  and since November 2010 he is a Professor of Neurology (previously at the Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna), and since October 16, 2012 at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna. As a member of the ESTEEM group, he is actively involved in a multicenter European project on standardization in Electromyography and Evaluation of Decision Support Systems. The main research area of Prof. Liguori focuses on Clinical Neurophysiology and Clinical Neurology. Since 1983 he has published many scientific papers on this topic mainly in international journals, particularly in the field of quantitative techniques in Electromyography and their application in the investigation in patients with neuromuscular disorders. He has also been performing research studies on quality standards in Electromyography, acquired and genetic channellopathies and in studies on dysautonomic disorders by means of microneurography techniques and immunohistological skin examinations. Recently he has developed research activities involving biomarkers of synucleinopathies.

He is currently Head of UOC Clinica Neurologica (IRCCS - Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna) and of the “Centre for the Study and Treatment of Neuromuscular Diseases” at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna and he is member of the following scientific societies: European Academy of Neurology, Italian Society of Neurology, Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (SINC), Italian Society of Miopathology (AIM). Elected President SINC directory board 2014-2016 and from june 2016 to june 2018 SINC directory board President. From june 2018: member of AIM directory board.