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Stefano Bastianini

Associate Professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/09 Physiology

Curriculum vitae

PAST AND PRESENT ACADEMIC POSITIONS

From June 2022: Associate Professor in Physiology, University of Bologna

From June 2019 to May 2022: Senior Assistant Professor, University of Bologna.

From January 2018 To May 2019: Young Assistant Professor, University of Bologna.

 

Education and past professional positions

2017: National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Physiology (05/D1)

01/10/2017 - 07/01/2018: Post-Doc at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy. Project title: “Quantificazione dei contributi del sistema nervoso simpatico e parasimpatico alle alterazioni cardiovascolari durante il sonno in un modello murino di narcolessia di tipo 1 causata dalla deficienza di orexine”. Tutor: Prof. Alessandro Silvani.

01/09/2015 – 30/08/2017: Post-Doc at the Institute of Neurological Sciences (IRCCS) ASL, Bologna. Project title:“Induction of a suspended animation state by inhibition of neurons of the central nervous pathway for thermoregulatory cold defense in pig”. Tutors: Dr. Mino Zucchelli and Dr. Matteo Cerri.

01/09/2014 – 30/08/2015: Post-Doc at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy. Project title: “Ruolo del sistema ipotalamico di arousal nella coordinazione delle modificazioni dell’attività cerebrale e della termoregolazione durante le transizioni fra stati di vigilanza”. Tutor: Prof. Alessandro Silvani.

01/09/2013 – 30/08/2014: Post-Doc at Department of Women's and Children's Health, Division of Neonatology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden granted by the foundation “Märta och Gunnar V. Philipsons Stiftelse”. Project Title: “Cotinine: a powerful but unrecognized developmental cardiovascular toxin?”. Tutors: Dr. Gary Cohen and Prof. Hugo Lagercrantz.

01/01/2011 – 31/12/2012: Post-Doc at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy. Project title: “Meccanismi ipnici e circadiani delle alterazioni della pressione arteriosa in un modello animale di obesità”. Tutor: Prof. Giovanna Zoccoli.

01/01/2008 – 31/12/2010: Attended Ph.D. Course in Applied Physiology and Pathophysiology at the Department of Human and General Physiology of the University of Bologna, Italy. Experimental thesis on “Sleep-related changes in blood pressure in Hypocretin-deficient narcoleptic mice”. Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Silvani.

10/07/2007: School of Medical Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy. Second Level Degree obtained cum laude, with experimental thesis on “Central and baroreflex control in spontaneously hypertensive rats during wake-sleep cycle”. Supervisor: Prof. Carlo Franzini.

27/10/2005: School of Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy. First Level Degree obtained cum laude, with experimental thesis on “The cardiovascular regulation during sleep in a model of essential hypertension”. Supervisor: Prof. Carlo Franzini.

 

Training courses attended

2020: “Personal Data Protection”, - training course for assistant professor by the University of Bologna.

2020: Second-level Training Course for the “Use of animals for Scientific Research”, 28-29-30 January and 4-5-11-12 February 2020; Veterinary Department, University of Bologna and Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.

2011: SIF Physiology and Biophysics Course “New technologies for the study of the central nervous system” Società Italiana di Fisiologia, 4-7 april, Genova, Italy.

2010: Final Symposium for the ESRS (European Sleep research society)-EU "MARIE CURIE" Project. Title: “Training in Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine”, 2-6 July, Kloster Seeon, Germany.

2008: Annual meeting of Young Physiology Researchers, organized by the “Società Italiana di Fisiologia”, 18-21 June, Bertinoro, Italy.

2008: “Practical training period in sleep research and sleep medicine”, with the project ESRS-EU "MARIE CURIE", at the Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (26-31 May).

2008: ESRS-EU "MARIE CURIE" Training Programme in Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine, 25-27 april, Italia.

Teaching activity (University of Bologna)  

Since the AA 2017/18: Teacher of Neurophysiology for the First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, Cesena Campus.

Since the AA 2018/19: Teacher of Physiology for the First cycle degree programme (L) in Nursing, Rimini Campus.

AA 2018/19: Teacher of Physiology for the First cycle degree in Sanitary Assistant, Rimini Campus.

AA 2016/17: Tutoring (20 hours) for practical training in Physiology, Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery, Bologna.

AA 2015/16: Tutoring (17 hours) for practical training in Physiology, Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery, Bologna.

AA 2008/09: Tutoring (20 hours) for the Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Applied cognitive psychology, Bologna.

 

Member of exam committee

Since 2018/2019: member of the exam committee for the course of “Physiology” in the Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery, Bologna.

AA 2018/19: member of the exam committee for the course of “Physiology” (Integrated Course) in the First cycle degree in Sanitary Assistant, Rimini Campus.

Since 2018/2019: member of the exam committee for the course of “Physiology” (Integrated Course) in the First cycle degree programme (L) in Nursing, Rimini Campus.

Since 2017/2018: member of the exam committee for the course of “Neurophysiology” in the First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, Cesena Campus.

 

DISSERTATION SUPERVISOR

Dr. Bastianini has been supervisors of 23 dissertations (one of which was included in the project ERASMUS+):

AA 2020/2021 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title: “Compromissione cognitiva nei pazienti con malattia di Parkinson e disturbo comportamentale del sonno rem: una revisione sistematica”, candidate: Sara Galli.

AA 2020/2021 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Maltrattamento infantile e Amigdala: quale relazione?”, candidate: Marisa Centaro.

AA 2020/2021 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Funghi Magici e Psilocibina: potenzialità psicofarmacologiche nel trattamento della depressione maggiore”, candidate: Matteo Gori.

AA 2020/2021 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Sempre più buio: revisione sistematica della letteratura sulla relazione tra cronotipo serotino ed insorgenza e mantenimento di sintomatologia depressiva”, candidate: Mattia Zugliani.

AA 2020/2021 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “La genesi dell’amore. Come dopamina, ossitocina e vasopressina modificano e influenzano il sentimento romantico”, candidate: Gaia Verna.

AA 2020/2021 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Revisione sistematica sulla relazione tra epilessia notturna del lobo frontale ed apnea ostruttiva del sonno”, candidate: Fabrizio Marchi.

AA 2020/2021 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Il Senso del Sé nel Parkinson”, candidate: Gaia Giannella.

AA 2020/2021 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Neuromarketing: correlati psiconeurali dei processi di decision-making e come vengono influenzati dalle strategie di mercato”, candidate: Michele Isidori.

AA 2020/2021 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Il circolo vizioso dell'insonnia cronica”, candidate: Samuele Argnani.

AA 2020/2021 Second cycle degree programme in Biology at the University of Barcelona (Spain), ERASMUS+ project, title: “Charcterization of sleep apneas in CDKL5 knockout mice”, candidate: Julia Manero de Lapuente.

AA 2019/2020 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “L’immaginazione motoria e l’osservazione dell’azione come possibili trattamenti per la riabilitazione motoria nel Disturbo dello Sviluppo della Coordinazione Motoria: una revisione sistematica della letteratura”, candidate: Miriana Calanchi.

AA 2019/2020 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: ”La sindrome prefrontale: un modello limitato?”, candidate: Francesco Rocco.

AA 2019/2020 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Indagine sull’intricato rapporto tra l’insonnia e i disturbi dell’alimentazione”, candidate: Lorenza Morrone.

AA 2019/2020 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Prevedere comportamenti di acquisto mediante misurazioni neurofisiologiche: una revisione sistematica.”, candidate: Matteo Dellarosa.

AA 2019/2020 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Sviluppo di un protocollo di optogenetica per lo studio delle alterazioni cardiovascolari in un modello murino di narcolessia”, candidate: Davide Selleri.

AA 2019/2020 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Qualità del sonno, amore romantico e depressione: meccanismi neurobiologici sottostanti e relazioni reciproche”, candidate: Matteo Ossani.

AA 2019/2020 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “La singolarità del torpore: un sonno solo apparente”, candidate: Martina De Simoni.

AA 2019/2020 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Narcolessia: una revisione sistematica per indagare la correlazione tra patologia e prodotto onirico”, candidate, Federica Brunetti.

AA 2018/2019 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title: “Indagine sulle strutture cerebrali coinvolte nel Disturbo di Tourette”, candidate: Chiara Tafuri.

AA 2018/2019 Second cycle degree programme in Medical Biotechnology, title: “Role of the autonomic nervous system in the pathophysiology of sleep-related blood pressure alterations in a mouse model of human narcolepsy”, candidate: Gabriele Matteoli.

AA 2018/2019 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title: “Revisione Sistematica sulla Correlazione tra Stress Prentale e Insonnia nella Prole”, candidate: Giulia Stravaganti.

AA 2018/2019 First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, title:: “Il Somatic Marker: quanto le nostre decisioni sono effettivamente coscienti?”, candidate: Alfredo Carelli.

AA 2017/2018 Second cycle degree programme in Medical Biotechnology, title: “Circuiti nervosi alla base dell'induzione del torpore spontaneo nel topo”, candidate: Sara Giorgino.

Dr. Bastianini has been co-supervisor of 10 dissertations:

AA 2020/2021 First cycle degree programme (L) in Biology, title: “Studio delle alterazioni elettrocardiografiche in un modello murino di encefalopatia CDKL5”, candidate: Sonia Maraschin.

AA 2020/2021 Second cycle degree programme in Medical Biotechnology, title: “Early-life nicotine or cotinine exposure produces long-lasting sleep alterations in adult mice”, candidate: Alice Melloni.

AA 2015/2016 Second cycle degree programme in Medical Biotechnology, title: “Functional P2Y11 receptors on natural killer cells: implications for the autoimmune theory of narcolepsy”, candidate: Maria Chiara Arrivas.

AA 2014/2015 Second cycle degree programme in Medical Biotechnology, title: “Ruolo dei recettori Alfa-1 adrenergici nel controllo della pressione arteriosa durante il sonno nel topo (Mus Musculus)”, candidate: Sara Alvente.

AA 2014/2015 First cycle degree programme (L) in Biology, title: “Effetti dell’esposizione perinatale alla nicotina sul fenotipo ipnico e cardiovascolare dell’adulto”, candidate: Alice Valli.

AA 2014/2015 Second cycle degree programme in Medical Biotechnology, title: “Effetti a lungo termine dell’esposizione perinatale alla nicotina sul sonno nel topo”, candidate: Francesca Stimamiglio.

AA 2013/2014 Second cycle degree programme in Medical Biotechnology, title: “Sviluppo di una tecnica di determinazione simultanea del fenotipo ipnico, cardiovascolare e respiratorio nel topo (mus Musculus)”, candidate: Roberto Mattei.

AA 2013/2014 First cycle degree programme (L) in Biology, title: “Controllo cardiorespiratorio durante il sonno in topi con deficienza congenita di istamina”, candidate: Stefania Corallo.

AA 2013/2014 First cycle degree programme (L) in Biology, title “Parossismi di onde theta durante il sonno REM in topi congenitamente privi di istamina”, candidate: Maria Sampieri.

AA 2012/2013 Second cycle degree programme in Medical Biotechnology, title: “Sonno REM senza atonia in modelli murini con deficienza di orexine e istamina”, candidate: Jessica Goretti.

 

Tutoring of pHd students

Dr. Bastianini has been tutor of the following student enrolled in the PhD progamme of Applied Physiology and Pathophysiology (University of Bologna) as documented by joint publications:

Dr. Viviana Lo Martire.

Dr. Bastianini has been tutor of the following students enrolled in the PhD progamme of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (University of Bologna) as documented by joint publications:

Dr. Alice Valli,

Dr. Sara Alvente.

Dr. Gabriele Matteoli

 

Translation of didactic books

  1. “Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience”, Bradley R. Postle, Wiley Blackwell, 2016.
  2. “The Central Nervous System”, V edizione, Per Brodal, Piccin, Nuova Libraria, 2018.
university service activity activity of coordination/participation in committees

AA 2021/2022 deputy coordinator of the First cycle degree programme (L) in Nursing, Rimini Campus.

AA 2021/2022 member of the judging committee of company calls for the First cycle degree programme (L) in Nursing, Rimini Campus.

Since AA 2018/2019 member of the admission examining committee for the First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, Cesena Campus.

AA 2018/2019 member of the Italian admission examining committee for the First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, Cesena Campus.

 

Graduation and admission test committee

Since AA 2018/2019: member of the graduation committee for the First cycle degree programme (L) in Nursing, Rimini Campus. In June 2021 and November 2021 sessions, Dr. Bastianini participated as commission chairman.

Since AA 2018/2019 member of the admission examining committee for the First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, Cesena Campus.

AA 2019/2020 e 2020/2021 member of the graduation committee for the second cycle degree in Medical Biotechnology.

AA 2018/2019 e 2021/2022 member of the graduation committee for the First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques, Cesena Campus.

 

Research activity research teams

Since 2004: has been collaborating to the experimental activity of the research group directed firstly by Prof. Carlo Franzini and then by Prof. Giovanna Zoccoli, at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna. Primary goal of this research team is to investigate the physiological regulatory processes according to the different wake-sleep states in genetically-modified mice (as models of human diseases). In these mice, it is investigated the association between genetic manipulations and cardiorespiratory and body temperature controls during sleep.

From 2013 to 2014, Dr. Bastianini led the project “Cotinine: a powerful but unrecognized developmental cardiovascular toxin?” with Dr. Gary Cohen and Prof. Hugo Lagercrantz as supervisors, at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

From 2015 to 2017: has been collaborating to the experimental activity of the Dr. Mino Zucchelli aimed at the artificial induction of suspended animation through the inhibition of central thermoregulatory pathways in the pig. Istituto di Scienze Neurologiche (IRCCS) Bologna.

Since 2015 has been collaborating to the experimental activity of the team directed by Prof. Elisabetta Ciani, to study of new therapies for the CDKL5 syndrome. Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna.

 

National and international collaborations

Dr. Gary Cohen, Sleep Investigation Laboratory, Centre for Sleep Health and Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia;

Prof. J.-L. Elghozi, INSERM U652 Physiologie et Pharmacologie vasculaire et rénale, Medicine Faculty René Descartes, Paris, Francia;

Prof. Jian-Sheng Lin, INSERM U628 Physiologie intégrée du système d’éveil, Università Claude Bernard, Lyon, France;

Prof. Hiroshi Ohtsu, Applied Quantum Medical Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan;

Dr. Mauro Manconi, Neurocentro della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland;

Dr. F. Graus, Department of Neurology of Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain;

Prof. Quasar Padiath, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA;

Prof. Hugo Lagercrantz, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Neonatal Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stochkolm, Sweden;

Prof. Steven Swoap, Dept. of Biology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA;

Prof. Thomas E. Scammell, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard, Boston, MA, USA;

Prof. Mayumi Kimura, Max Planck Institute, Monaco, Germany;

Dr. Silvia Pagliardini, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada;

Prof. Gregory Funk, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada;

Dr. Alessandro Gabrielli, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, University of Bologna;

Prof. Laura Gasparini, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova;

Prof. Laura Palagini, Dipartimento di Neuroscienze e Riabilitazione, University of Ferrara;

Prof. Giuseppe Plazzi, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Metaboliche e Neuroscienze, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Prof. Roberto Amici, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie, Università of Bologna;

Prof. Cristiano Bombardi, Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, University of Bologna;

Prof. Rocco Liguori, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie, University of Bologna;

Prof. Pietro Cortelli, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie, University of Bologna;

Prof. Mauro Ursino, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi", University of Bologna;

Prof. Uberto Pagotto, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, University of Bologna;

Prof.Patrizia Romualdi, Dipartimento di Farmacia e Biotecnologie, University of Bologna;

Prof. Sanzio Candeletti, Dipartimento di Farmacia e Biotecnologie, University of Bologna;

Prof. Roberto Rimondini Giorgini, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, University of Bologna.

 

FUNDINGS

RESEARCH FUNDS

2021: has been collaborating to the project funded by Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna, Bando di Ricerca Medica e Alta Tecnologia. Title: “Ricerca medica traslazionale per la validazione di un modello murino della sindrome di Morvan associata ad anticorpi anti-CASPR2”. Funding amount: € 8.000. Role: Participant.

2010: has been collaborating to the project funded by “Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Bologna”. Title: “Ruolo della neurogenesi ipotalamica nello sviluppo dell’obesità e delle sue comorbidità ipniche e cardiovascolari”. Funding amount € 57.000. Role: Participant.

2009: has been collaborating to the PRIN project, code 2008FY7K9S, title “Ruolo del sistema ipocretinergico nel controllo cardiovascolare termoregolatorio durante la veglia e il sonno”. Funding amount € 55.770. Role: Participant.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

2013-2014 Scholarship for the project “Cotinine: a powerful but unrecognized developmental cardiovascular toxin?” by the “Märta och Gunnar V. Philipsons Stiftelse” Stockholm, Sweden.

2014 Prize “Stiftelsen Frimurare Foundation” (5000 Euros) granted by the Free Mason Foundation Stockholm, Sweden.

TRAVEL GRANTS

2017 ESRS Travel Grant for the World Sleep Congress, 7-11 October, Prague, Czech Republic.

2013 ESRS Travel Grant for Young Scientist Researchers to visit the lab directed by Prof. PH Luppi, 24 may – 7 june, Lyon, France.

2013 Travel Grant for the congress of the “Società Italiana di Ricerca sul Sonno”, 16 march, Rome.

2011 Travel Grant, International Workshop “Sleep: window to the world of wakefulness”, 6-8 October, Moscow, Russia.

2011 Travel Grant, SIF Physiology and Biophysics Course “New technologies for the study of the central nervous system” organized by the “Società Italiana di Fisiologia”, 4-7 April, Genova.

2011 Travel Grant for the congress of the “Società Italiana di Ricerca sul Sonno”, 28 May, L’Aquila.

2010 Travel Grant for the congress of the European Sleep Research Society, 14-18 September, Lisbon, Portugal.

2010 Travel Grant, to visit the Neurology laboratory, Beth Israel Medical Center, directed by Prof. Thomas E. Scammell, 29 April – 2 June, Harvard, Boston (USA).

2008 Travel Grant for the congress of the “Società Italiana di Ricerca sul Sonno”, 17-18 October, Trieste.

2008 Travel Grant for the congress of the “Società Italiana di Fisiologia”, 17-19 September, Cagliari.

2008 Travel Grant Travel Grant for the congress of the European Sleep Research Society, 9-13 September, Glasgow, UK.

2008-2010 selected for the participation to the triennial ESRS - EU Marie Curie” »Training Programme in Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine” project:

  • Fellowship for Training Course, 25-28 September 2008, Bertinoro;
  • Fellowship for Practical Training Period, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 26 May – 1 June2008;
  • Fellowship for Final Symposium, Kloster-Seeon, Germany, July 2-6, 2010.

2007: Travel Grant for the congress of the “Società Italiana di Ricerca sul Sonno”, 26-27 October, Firenze.

2006: Travel Grant for the congress of the “Società Italiana di Ricerca sul Sonno”, 11-12 November, Milano.

 

Reviewer activity

Prof. Bastianini has been reviewer for the following journals:

Cor et Vasa,

The Journal of Sleep Research,

Plos One,

Psychoneuroendocrinology,

STAR protocols

MethodsX

Scientific Reports,

Frontiers Physiology,

Behavioural Pharmacology,

The Journal of Neuroscience Methods,

Computer in Biology and Medicine,

He is Review Editor for:

Frontiers in Integrative Physiology,

Frontiers in Sleep and Circadian Rhythm.

 

Visits to laboratories

01/09/2013 – 30/08/2014 Department of Women's and Children's Health, Neonatal Unit” and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (Genetic Physiology)” Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

2013 Molecular Sleep Laboratory, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark,

invited by Dr Brigitte Kornum (6 September).

2013 University UMR 5292 CNRS/U1028 INSERM, Lyon, France, Prof. P.H. Luppi. 24 May– 7 June.

2011 Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Invited by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), 6-8 October.

2011 Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genova. 4-7 April.

2010 Neurology laboratory, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard, Boston (USA), Prof. Thomas E. Scammell. 29 April – 2 June.

2008 Centre intégratif de génomique, Genopode, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Paul Franken. 26-31 May.

 

Invited speaker

2020 Symposium “11 Minutes of Sleep” at the 14° virtual congress “Pisa Sleep Award”. Title: “Stress & Sleep: A Relationship Lasting A Lifetime”.

2020 Symposium “il sonno nel periodo perinatale” at the 30° virtual congress of the “Associazione Italiana di Medicina del Sonno” (AIMS). Title “Sonno e stress nel periodo perinatale e conseguenze a lungo termine nell’adulto: novità dalla ricerca di base”.

2019 Symposium “Breathing through the ages - Rhythm generation and modulatory mechanisms” at the joint congress SIF-FEPS in Bologna, Italia. Title “New data on hypnic and breathing phenotype of a mouse model of Down Syndrome”.

2017 Symposium “Sleep and stress: a relationship that lasts a lifetime” at the 17° World Sleep Congress in Praga, Czech Republic. Title “Perinatal stress and hypnic derangements in adults: news from animal models”.

2015 Young Symposium of the “Associazione Italiana di Medicina del Sonno” (AIMS) during the 25° national congress in Cagliari. Title “Perinatal nicotine exposure changes sleep in adulthood”.

2014 Young Symposium of the “Associazione Italiana di Medicina del Sonno” (AIMS) during the 25° national congress in Pisa. Title “SCOPRISM: un nuovo algoritmo per la discriminazione automatica del sonno nel topo”.

2013 Seminar at the University UMR 5292 CNRS/U1028 INSERM, Lyon, France, invited by Prof. PH Luppi. Title “Cardio-respiratory control in genetically modified mice during sleep”.

2010 Symposium for the project “Marie-Curie” of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) in Kloster Seeon, Germany. Title “Sleep entails arterial hypertension in hypocretin-deficient narcoleptic mice”.

2010 Seminar at the Neurology laboratory, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard, Boston (USA), invited by Prof. Thomas E. Scammell. Title “Cardiovascular regulation during sleep in mouse models of pathology”.

2008 Seminar at the Centre intégratif de génomique, Genopode, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, invited by Dr. Paul Franken. Title “Circadian and sleep-dependent regulation of arterial blood are altered in leptin-deficient obese mice”

 

Congress oral presentations

06/10/2011 Oral Presentation at the 6° international workshop “Sleep: window to the world of wakefulness” in Moscow (Russia), title “Sleep entails arterial hypertension in hypocretin-deficient narcoleptic mice”.

27/05/2011 Oral Presentation, title "Parossismi di onde theta durante il sonno REM e la cataplessia in topi ipocretina deficienti" at the XVI Congress of the “Società Italiana di Ricerca sul Sonno” (SIRS), L' Aquila, Italia.

17/09/2010 Oral Presentation, title "Sleep entails arterial hypertension in hypocretin deficient narcoleptic mice" at the 20° Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), Lisbon, Portugal.

29/09/2009 Oral Presentation, title "Analisi cardiovascolare in funzione dello stato comportamentale in modelli murini di patologia umana: obesità e narcolessia" at the 7° Seminario dei Ricercatori del Centro di Ricerca Biomedica Applicata (CRBA), Bologna, Italia.

17/10/2008 Oral Presentation, title "Alterazioni del controllo centrale e baroriflesso del periodo cardiaco durante il ciclo veglia-sonno in topi obesi con deficit di leptina" at the 13° Congress of the “Società Italiana di Ricerca sul Sonno” (SIRS), Trieste, Italia.

09/09/2008 Oral Presentation, title "Sleep-related and circadian changes of arterial pressure are altered in leptin-deficient mice" at the "special session for the trainees of the Marie-Curie project" of the 19° Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Glasgow, UK.

26/10/2007 Oral Presentation, title "Studio delle varabili cardiovascolari durante il sonno nel topo" at the 12° Congress of the “Società Italiana di Ricerca sul Sonno” (SIRS), Firenze, Italia.

 

ORGANIZING ACTIVITY

2019 member of the organizing committee for the congress FEPS2019, joint meeting of the Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS) and the Italian Physiological Society (SIF), Bologna, 10-13 September 2019.

12/10/2009 chairmain for the symposium “New Trends in Basic and Clinical Sleep Research in Europe” for the project “Marie-Curie”, Bologna.

membership to scientific societies

Present: Associazione Italiana di Medicina del Sonno (AIMS), Società Italiana di Fisiologia (SIF), Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS), International Union of Physiological Societies (IUPS), European Sleep Research Society (ESRS).

Past: Società Italiana di Ricerca sul Sonno (SIRS), World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM).