Vitoantonio Bevilacqua

Vitoantonio Bevilacqua

Department of Electrical and Information Engineering

Polytechnic of Bari

Vitoantonio Bevilacqua obtained the Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic where he is currently Tenured Assistant Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering and taught also Expert Systems, Medical Informatics and Image Processing. Since 1996 he has been working and investigating in the field of computer vision and image processing, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, and hybrid expert systems. The main applications of his research are in real world, in biometry, in medicine, in bioinformatics, systems biology and ambient assisted living. In 2000 he was involved as Visiting Researcher in an EC funded TMR (Trans-Mobility of Researchers) network (ERB FMRX-CT97-0127) called CAMERA (CAd Modeling Environment from Range Images) and worked in Manchester (UK) in the field of geometric feature extraction and 3D objects reconstruction. He has published more than 100 papers in refereed journals, books, international conferences proceedings and chaired several sessions such as Speech Recognition, Biomedical Informatics, Intelligent Image Processing and Bioinformatics in international conferences. He won the Best Paper Award at International Conference on Intelligent Computing held in Shanghai (ICIC 2008), he was Program Chair of ICIC 2009, Publication Chair of ICIC 2010, Tutorial Chair of ICIC 2011, Publication Chair of ICIC 2012 and ICIC 2013, Award Committee Chair of ICIC 2014, Special Issue Chair of ICIC 2015. On July 2011, he was invited as lecturer at International School on Medical Imaging using Bio-inspired and Soft Computing-Miere (Spain) MIBISOC FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008. GA N. 238819—where presented his research on Intelligent Tumors Computer Aided Early Diagnosis and Therapy: Neural network and Genetic Algorithms frameworks.



De-Shuang Huang

Tongji University, China

De-Shuang Huang is Chaired Professor in Department of Computer Science and Director of Institute of Machine Learning and Systems Biology at Tongji University, China. He was the Recipient of “Hundred Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences” (2000). He was also visiting professors at the George Washington University, Washington DC, USA (2003), Queen’s University of Belfast, UK (2006) and Inha University, Korea (2007, 2008 & 2009). Currently, he is the visiting professor of the Liverpool John-Moore University, UK. His main research interest includes neural networks, pattern recognition and bioinformatics.
De-Shuang Huang is currently the Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR Fellow), the Board Member of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) Governors, a Senior Member of the IEEE and the Senior Member of INNS, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee Member of IEEE CIS, Neural Networks Technical Committee Member of IEEE CIS, the member of the INNS, and associated editors of several main-stream international journals such as Neural Networks, etc. He founded the International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC) in 2005. ICIC has since been successfully held annually with him serving as General or Steering Committee Chair in different cities of China and Korea. The 2015 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2015) General Chair, July 12-17, 2015, Killarney, Ireland. The 2014 11th IEEE Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Conference (IEEE-CIBCBC) Program Committee Chair, May 21-24, 2014, Honolulu, USA. The 2014 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence-International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Technical Committee Co-Chair, July 6-11, 2014, Beijing, China. The 2013 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Asia Liaison, August 4-9, 2013, Dallas, TX, USA.
He has published over 380 papers in international journals, international conferences proceedings, and book chapters. Particularly, he has published over 160 SCI indexed papers. Also, he published three monographs (in Chinese), one of which, entitled with “Systematic Theory of Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition”, won the Second-Class Prize of the 8th Excellent High Technology Books of China in 1997.

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Antonio Frisoli

PERCRO Laboratory, TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa)

Antonio Frisoli (Eng., PhD) is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, where he is the head of the Human-Robot Interaction area at PERCRO laboratory. He received his PhD (2002) with honors in Industrial and Information Engineering from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy and the MSc (1998) in Mechanical Engineering, minor Robotics, from University of Pisa-Italy and in Industrial Engineering from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (1998). He has beenthe former chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics (2012-2014, awarded as the most active technical committee from IEEE RAS). Antonio Frisoli’s research interests are in the field on design and control of wearable haptics and robots cooperating with humans, upper and lower limb exoskeletons for rehabilitation robotics and human motor control, virtual reality, advanced human computer interfaces for training, Brain Computer Interfaces. Currently he is studying new designs for exoskeletons systems, portable fingertip haptics and new brain-robot interfaces. He is author of more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed international conferences and scientific journals.


 Nicola Vitiello

Nicola Vitiello

The Biorobotics Institute

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa)

Nicola Vitiello received the M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering (cum laude) from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2006, and from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2007. He also received the Ph.D. degree in biorobotics from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Professor with The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He is the author or co-author of 38 ISI/Scopus papers and 30 peer-review conference proceedings papers. He has served as the Scientific Secretary of the EU FP7 CA-RoboCom project, and he is currently the Project Coordinator of: the EU FP7 CYBERLEGs Project, the IUVO project funded by Fondazione Pisa, and the EARLYREHAB Project funded by Regione Toscana under the Research Program “Salute 2009” . His main research interests include the development of wearable robotic devices for human motion assistance and rehabilitation and of robotic platforms for neuroscientific investigations. In 2006, he participated the IX European Space Agency (ESA) Student Parabolic Flight Campaign as member of the team of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. In 2008, he participated the first ESA Lunar Robotics Challenge as a Ph.D. Student Member. In the last five years he served as Referee for 9 different ISI journals.


 Lars Arendt-Nielsen

Lars Arendt-Nielsen

Department for Health Sciences and Technology

Aalborg University

Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen, dr. med. sci., Ph.D., is Founder and Director of the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (90 employees, 65 Ph D students enrolled), Aalborg University, Denmark (worlds largest translational pain research center). Founder and head of R&D for C4Pain (CRO specialised in pain trials), Aalborg, Denmark. His research focus is on 1) experimental methods for the assessment of pain from skin, muscles and viscera in healthy volunteers and patients, 2) development of human translational pain bio-markers and, 3) application of translational pain bio-marker in early drug.for screening of new analgesic compounds in humans (volunteers and patients).

Dr. Arendt-Nielsen has delivered over 200 keynote lectures at international meetings and seminars and published more than 700 papers in international peer reviewed journals on pain and pain assessment.

Is council member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and head of the IASP 2010 Global Year Against musculoskeletal pain.


 Claudio Loconsole

Claudio Loconsole

PERCRO Laboratory, TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa)

Claudio Loconsole (Eng.,Ph.D.) received his B.S. and M.S. cum laude in Computer Science Engineering respectively from Politecnico di Bari, Italy, in 2007 and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2009.
In 2012, he received the Ph.D.cum laude in Innovative Technologies from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. Currently, he is a Post-Doc Research Fellow at Perceptual Robotics (PERCRO) laboratory, TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the scientifc responsible of the “Braille Lab” project funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research within the “Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation” call.
In 2012, he passed a semester as Visiting Ph.D. student at Universidade do Porto (Portugal).
He has been awarded with several international acknowledgments and prizes such as the first prize winner at “World Simulink Student Challenge” in 2011, the “Europe Future of Health Award” in 2012, the ETIC Prize (AICA-Rotary) for his Ph.D. thesis in 2013, the Tech Disruption Prize at the Global Impact Competition Italia in 2014 and the second prize winner at “Start Cup Toscana” in 2013.
He is an invited member at AUDI Innovative Thinking community (2015) and co-founder, secretary and member of the executive committe of the ONLUS association “SOS Visione” for the improvement of the quality of life of the visually impaired.
His research interests include human-robot interaction, assistive technologies, computer vision, motion planning and neurorehabilitation.


 Daniele Leonardis

Daniele Leonardis

PERCRO Laboratory, TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa)

Daniele Leonardis (Eng, PH.D.) received his B.S. and M.S degree cum laude in automation engineering from Politecnico di Bari in 2007 and 2009 respectively. In 2014, he received the Ph.D.cum laude in Innovative Technologies from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.
His research interests and main publications deal with the control of robotic assistive devices, in particular exoskeletons applied in neuro- rehabilitation, through EMG and Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) based on motor imagery. Within EU project VERE, the embodiment of a human user in a virtual or remote robotic surrogate was explored, through BCIs and immersive multisensory feedback conveyed at level of vestibular system and mechanoreceptors.
In 2013, he spent a semester in NxR laboratory, Northwestern University – Chicago IL, researching how tactile perception at fingertips can be rendered through variable-friction displays.
Currently, he is a Post-Doc Research Fellow at Perceptual Robotics (PERCRO) laboratory of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Within the EU project WEARHAP, he designs and investigates portable haptic devices that can be worn at the user’s hand and fingers, providing the sense of touch during manipulation in virtual and teleoperated environments.
He is scientific responsible and co-funder of the “Braille Lab” project, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research within the “Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation” call, and second prize winner at “Start Cup Toscana” in 2013.


 Prof. Etienne Burdet

Etienne Burdet

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Dr. Etienne Burdet is Professor of Human Robotics in the Department of Bioengineering at The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. He is also a visiting Professor at Université Paris VI and at University College London. He holds an MSc in Mathematics (1990), an MSc in Physics (1991), and a PhD in Robotics (1996), all from ETH-Zürich. He was a postdoctoral fellow with TE Milner from McGill University, Canada, JE Colgate from Northwestern University, USA and Mitsuo Kawato of ATR in Japan. Professor Burdet’s group uses an integrative approach of neuroscience and robotics to: i) investigate human motor control, and ii) design efficient systems for training and rehabilitation, which are tested in clinical trials.



Sethu Vijayakumar

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE holds a Personal Chair in Robotics at the University of Edinburgh and is the Director of the Institute for Perception, Action and Behavior (IPAB). Since August 2007, he holds the prestigious Senior Research Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering, co-funded by Microsoft Research. He also holds additional appointments as an Adjunct Faculty of the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles and a Visiting Research Scientist at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan. Prof. Vijayakumar, who has a PhD (1998) from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, has pioneered the use of large scale machine learning techniques in the real time control of large degree of freedom anthropomorphic robotic systems including the SARCOS and the HONDA ASIMO humanoid robots, KUKA-DLR robot arm and iLIMB prosthetic hand. His research interest spans a broad interdisciplinary curriculum ranging from statistical machine learning, adaptive control, and actuator design to human motor control and computational neuroscience. He is the author of over 150 highly cited publications in these fields and the winner of the IEEE Vincent Bendix award, the Japanese Monbusho fellowship, 2013 IEEE Transaction on Robotics Best Paper Award and several paper awards from leading conferences. He has been the scientific coordinator and lead PI for several national, EU and international research projects, and served on program committees of leading machine learning and robotics conferences. He co-directs the newly established Centre for Excellence in Robotics at Edinburgh (www.edinburgh-robotics.org). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a keen science communicator with a significant annual outreach agenda.


 Silvia Comani

Silvia Comani

Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio

Associate Professor of Applied Physics, Director of the BIND – Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics Center, and affiliated to the Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences at the University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti – Pescara, Italy. I am also Scientific Consultant for Translational and Technological Innovation in Neuroscience at the “Casa di Cura Villa Serena”, Città S. Angelo, Pescara, Italy.
The main research interest regards advanced biomedical signal processing and its application to multimodal studies on: neurodevelopment in infants, children and adults, neurorecovery during rehabilitation of clinical populations, cognitive processes in movement and action, and brain-behavior coupling.

Preferred methods are Independent Component Analysis (ICA) and ICA-based analytical methods, linear and non-linear processing methods, methods to evaluate functional and effective brain connectivity, and Graph Theory to estimate the topological features and efficiency of brain.


 Marina De Tommaso

Marina de Tommaso

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, neurosciences and sense organs

University of Bari

Coordinator of the diploma in neurophysiopathology tecniques. She is author of120 pubblications in extenso, concerning the field of Clinical Neurophysiology , Clinical Neurology, Epilepsy, Dementia, Huntington’s disease and Headache
Associate Professor of Neurology at the Basic Medical Sciences, Neuroscience and Sensory System Department, Bari Aldo Moro University
Researcher at the Psychiatric and Neurologic Sciences Department of the Bari University , head of the Neurophysiologic Laboratory of the Nervous System Diseases Section
Title of Research Doctor in Human Relational Sciences
Specialised in Phisioterapy with full marks cum laude at Bari University
Specialised in Neurology with full marks cum laude at Bari University
Graduated in Medicine with full marks cum laude at Bari University
Title of Research Doctor in Human Relational Sciences


 Claudio Babiloni

Claudio Babiloni

University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Dr. Babiloni received a Ph.D. in Biomedical sciences, and is Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of the Studies of Foggia (Italy). He is an experienced neurophysiologist with a special interest in the study of biological and neuroimaging underpinnings of cognitive-motor functions in humans (including elite athletes). He published more than 180 papers recorded in PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ on Neurophysiology and Clinical Neurophysiology, many of them on quantitative EEG.
He is the principal investigator (P.I.) of the Research Unit of the University of Foggia (Italy) in the IMI Joint undertaking 2008 project entitled “Prediction of cognitive properties of new drug candidates for neurodegenerative diseases in early clinical development” (“PharmaCog”; Partner 12), focused on the development of screening guidelines and diagnostic criteria and drug discovery for Alzheimer disease (AD). In the framework of PharmaCog, Prof. Babiloni is the leader of the EEG data analysis modules across work packages dealing with human and animal models.
He is also the principal investigator (P.I.) of the Research Unit of the University of Foggia (Italy) in the FP7-infrastructures-2010 ICT project entitled “Diagnostic enhancement of confidence by an international distributed environment” (“Decide”; Partner 7), focused on the development of a GRID-computing e-infrastructure for the storage and analysis of magnetic resonance, positron emission tomography, and EEG neuroimages for the instrumental evaluation of MCI and AD subjects. In the framework of “DECIDE”, Prof. Babiloni is the leader of the EEG data analysis modules across work packages dealing with MCI and AD subjects. Finally, he is the principal investigator (P.I.) of the Research Unit of the University of Foggia (Italy) in three projected on EEG and Alzheimer’s disease granted by the Italian Ministry of Health (Strategic programme 2009-2011, Young research programme “Claudio Del Percio” 2010-2012, Young research programme “Fabrizio Vecchio” 2010-2012).
Keynote’s title: Is There Neural Efficiency in the Athletes’ Brain?

http://www.brainon.eu/babiloni _claudio.html

 Antonio Emanuele Uva

Antonio Emanuele Uva

Department of Mechanics and Mathematics Management

Polytechnic of Bari

Born in Molfetta (BA), March 18, 1972. From March 1, 2002 faculty researcher in “Technical Drawing Methods for Industrial Design”, employed in the Department of Technical Design, Industrial and representation of the Politecnico di Bari. 2000 PhD in ” Mechanical Design and Drawing ” received on 7/4/2000 at the University of Naples Federico II. Since 2003 he is a member of the Centre of Excellence in Computational Mechanics (CEMeC). The main area of research involves the development and testing of new computer methods for computer-aided design and engineering data visualization using virtual and augmented reality. “Short Period CNR Mobility Program” grant at the Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing (CIPIC), University of California, Davis – USA. 1997-1999: Visiting Researcher at the Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing (CIPIC), University of California, Davis – USA. 1997: Visiting Researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – USA. He is author of more than 40 international publications including 9 international journals and 3 book chapters. And ‘review of international newspapers such as CAD Journal (Elsevier), the Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM) and international conferences such as the Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE) and ASME.

http://cemec.poliba.it/ cv/uva_cv.htm

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Lucio Tommaso De Paolis

Department of Engineering for Innovation

University of Salento

Lucio Tommaso De Paolis is the Director of the Augmented and Virtual Reality Laboratory (AVR Lab) at the Department of Engineering for Innovation of the University of Salento and the responsible of the “Advanced Techniques of Virtual Reality for Medicine” research groupof the DReAM (Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Research Applied to Medicine) at the Hospital of Lecce. He received the Master Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy) in 1994 and after, first at the ScuolaSuperioreS. nna of Pisa and then at the Universityof Salento, his research interest has concerned the study of realistic simulators for surgical training and the development of applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality in medicine and surgery. De Paolis has been in 2012 visiting professor at the Vytautas Magnus University of Kaunas (Lithuania), in 2011 visiting professor at the University of Tallinn (Estonia), in 2007 and 2010 visiting researcher at the Centro de CienciasAplicadas y DesarrolloTecnológico (CCADET) – Universidad NacionalAutónoma de México (UNAM) – Mexico City (Messico), and in 2007 and 2009 visiting researcher at Computer Graphics Laboratory,Sabanci University of Istanbul (Turkey).
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis had a Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy) and is an Assistant Professor of Information Processing Systems at the Department of Innovation Engineering of the University of Salento (Italy). His research interest concerns the study of realistic simulators for surgical training and the development of applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality in surgery and cultural heritage.

https://www.unisalento.it/web/ guest/scheda_personale/ -/people/lucio.depaolis

Sara Invitto

General Psychology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies

University of Salento

Sara Invitto (Ph.D) is an assistant professor (since 2005), of General Psychology with the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies of the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy). She is co-author of more than 50 scientific work, inventor of an European Patent on Brain Synchronization, and Co-Author of a device on Olfactory Stimulation (submitted for Italian patent with CNR IMM Microelectronics and Microsystems, Lecce Unit). She working since 1996 with the EEG (in University of Roma ‘La Sapienza’ Faculty of Psychology, Psychophysiology Lab, with a degree on the P300 in insomniacs), and after in Lecce in Human Anatomy and Neuroscience Lab. Since then her research were based on psychophysiological and neuroscientific analysis of cognition. She work especially with new technology, Augmented and Virtual Reality and with Cognitive Process in Intimate Partner Violence. She works with Evoked Related Potential. She teaches, in University of Salento, General Psychology, Psychology of Vision and Laboratory of Event Related Potential in Cognitive Research. She is scientific referent of the project ‘Easy Perception Lab’, Living Lab Apulian Region (project of Neuroergonomy and Neuroaesthetic through Virtual Reality in a Museum) and on BrainCopE@Learning (in a PON Edoc@Work), project on a Brain Fab Lab, and she is in collaboration, with CNR Nano Euromediterranean Center for Nanomaterial Modelling and Technology (ECMT) in the Cluster Project ‘Person’ Apulia Region. Ordinary Member of Italian Association of Psychology (AIP), Italian Association of Psychophysiology (SIPF) and of the Society of Psychophysiological Research (SPR).

https://www.formazionescienzesociali. unisalento.it/scheda_docente /-/people/sara.invitto

 Christoph Guger

Christoph Guger

CEO, g.tec medical engineering GmbH

Guger Christoph studied biomedical engineering at the University of Technology Graz and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA and received his MSc. in 1997. From 1997 he carried out research work at the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Technology Graz and received his PhD degree in 1999. The topic of his PhD work was the design of an EEG-based brain-computer interface. He is co-founder of g.tec where he works since 1999. In 2004 he founded g.tec medical engineering GmbH which is situated in Upper Austria and sells the Guger Technologies products on the international market. Research interests are invasive and non-invasive brain-computer interfaces, real-time place cell analysis, high-altitude medicine, sport medicine and monitoring of neonates.


 Giuseppina Annicchiarico

Giuseppina Annicchiarico

Coordinator of Co.Re.Ma.R. Puglia

Giuseppina Annicchiarico obtained the degree in Medicine and Surgery at University of Bari and a specialization in the field of pediatric allergies and children’s respiratory. She set up the Centre for Sleep Respiratory Disorders at the Department of Pediatrics at University of Bari and
collaborates with ARES (the Apulian regional health agency).
In 2010 with the settlement of Coordination (CoReMaR) Giuseppina Annicchiarico become the coordinator of CoReMaR.
She is author of several pubblications in extenso, concerning the field of Sleep Respiratory Disorders and epidermolysis bullosa (a rare diseases that cause the skin to blister).

 Antonio Trabacca

Antonio Trabacca

Scientific Institute “E. Medea” – Brindisi

Graduate in Medicine and Surgery in the Academic Year 1990 at the University of Bari.
Post-graduate degree in Neurology at the University of Bari (1995).
Postdoctoral training in electromyography and neurophysiology at the University of Ferrara (1996).
Master in Health Management at the SDA Bocconi School of Management – Milano (2002)
From 1996 up to 1998, assistant neurologist at the “A. Di Summa” Hospital of Brindisi.
At present, he is Head of Unit for severe disabilities of developmental age and young adults (Developmental Neurology and Neurorehabilitation) – Scientific Institute I.R.C.C.S. “Eugenio Medea”– “La Nostra Famiglia” – Brindisi Research Centre.
He is Health Director of Scientific Institute I.R.C.C.S. “Eugenio Medea”– “La Nostra Famiglia” – Brindisi Research Centre.
Adjunct Professor of Pediatric Rehabilitation University of Bari, School of Medicine and Surgery (AA 2014)
Regional Reference Centre for diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy and severe acquired brain injury in childhood and adolescence.
Regional Centre for surveillance, diagnosis, treatment and cost exemption for rare diseases (West syndrome, Lennox Gastaut syndrome, spinocerebellar disease, muscular spinal atrophies, hereditary neuropathies, muscular dystrophies).
He is member of the Scientific Committee of Scientific Institute I.R.C.C.S. “E. Medea”.
He is member of GIPCI (Italian Group of Cerebral Palsy – Mariani Foundation), SIMFER (Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine), (SIN (Italian Society of Neurology), EUREPA (European Epilepsy Academy) and LICE (Italian League against. Epilepsy).
He is head of current investigations under the auspices of the Ministry of Health.
Currently, is actively working to further research in paediatric epileptology, paediatric rare diseases, neurophysiology and in advanced MRI techniques to determine the structural changes in brain structure related to normal brain development.
He is author of several papers of neurologic matter including original articles, communications to international and Italian congresses.
Ad hoc reviewer for several medical journal.


 Antonio Trabacca

Loreto Gesualdo

Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Nephrology Unit

University of Bari – Aldo Moro

Loreto Gesualdo is the director of the Nephrology Residency Program at School of Medicine, his scientific interest has been mainly focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of glomerulonephritis and in the progression of renal damage. He has extensive research experience in immunology of renal disease and renal cancer in relation to inflammation, renal fibrosis, immunotherapy, regenerative medicine. His group has contributed to major developments in the field of renal fibrosis. Next to clinical/nephrological research his focus is also in experimental models of animal disease (IgA nephropathy). These studies serve to analyze the mechanisms underlying the development and course of glomerular and interstitial inflammation in the kidney.
His recent research is aimed to search, using a proteomic approach, urinary biomarkers useful for the diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic outcome in several chronic kidney diseases (diabetic nephropathy, IgA nephropathy, Membranous GN).
In his Molecular Medicine laboratory are working more than 15 scientists involved in various fields of immunology, genetics, molecular biology, nephrology and chemistry. The lab is fully equipped with up to date research tools and apparatus. The group has access to core instruments (confocal microscopy, real-time PCR, dHPLC, Sequencing, 2D-electrophoresis, 2D-nanoLC/ESI/MS-MS, Flow-Cytometry). In the last 10 years, his lab received several research grants (PRIN, Cassa di Risparmio di Puglia, FIRB, Italian Ministry of Health, University of Foggia and Bari).

http://www.uniba.it/docenti /gesualdo-loreto