Martino, Gianvito

Division of Neuroscience San Raffaele Hospital – Milan Gianvito Martino received his Medical Degree in 1987 from the University of Pavia (Italy) where he completed his residency in Neurology in 1991. In 1990, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Neurology of the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) and, from 1991 to 1992, he held the position of Research Associate at the Department of Neurology of the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA). From 2016, he has been appointed as Scientific Director of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute. He is full professor of Experimental Biology at the San Raffaele [...]

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Willison, Hugh J.

Professor of Neurology, University of Glasgow Honorary Consultant Neurologist, South Glasgow Hospitals University  NHS Trust Director, NHS Diagnostic Neuroimmunology Laboratory, Southern General Hospital Professor Hugh Willison is a tenured staff member at the University of Glasgow College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Science in the Institute of infection Immunity and Inflammation, and also holds an Honorary Clinical Consultant Neurologist contract with the South Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust. He has a specialist interest in peripheral nerve disorders and researches this area at the clinical and laboratory level. In particular, he combines his clinical and research activity on autoimmune diseases including [...]

29/01/2023|Categories: Board|

Altintas, Ayse

Professor of Neurology Koc University, School of Medicine, Neurology Dept. EDUCATION University of Ege, School of Medicine; M.D. 1986 RESIDENCY University of Ege, School of Medicine; Department of Neurology, 1987-1992 APPOINTMENTS Consultant in Neurology, University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, 02/1995- present Associate Professor, University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, 11/1997-08/2003 Professor in Neurology, University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, 08/2003- May 2018 Professor in Neurology, Koc University, School of Medicine, since June 2018 OVERSEAS ACTIVITIES Visiting research fellow, Departments of Neurology and Immunology (Neuroimmunology), Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA, 03/1991-03/1992 Visiting Scientist, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, [...]

28/01/2023|Categories: Board|

Amor, Sandra

Professor and Head of Multiple Sclerosis Research in the Pathology Department VU Medical Center, Amsterdam Sandra Amor obtained her PhD in Pathology at London University, UK in 1988, specialising in virus infections of the central nervous system. After her PhD she established a research group at St Thomas's Hospital examining how autoimmune responses to brain proteins are involved in multiple sclerosis. Her research expanded and after a few years in neurosciences at Imperial College she moved to the Netherlands where she became Head of Autoimmunity at a Research Institute in Rijswijk. In 2007, Sandra Amor moved her research back into [...]

27/01/2023|Categories: Board|

Battistini, Luca

Luca Battistini was born in Genova, Italy, in 1964. After obtaining his Medical Degree in 1989, he completed the Residency in Neurology in 1994. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was then appointed as Research Associate at the Biochemistry Department, E.K. Shriver Center (Waltham, MA, USA) where he directed the Neuroimmunology Lab and in 1996 as Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. After returning to Italy, he established the Neuroimmunology Lab at the European Centre for Brain Research at the Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome, also setting up a Flow Cytometry [...]

26/01/2023|Categories: Board|

Becher, Burkhard

Professor and Chair of the Inst. of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich Switzerland Burkhard Becher studied Biology at the University of Cologne in Germany and specialized in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. In 1995, for his graduate studies he went to the Montreal Neurological Inst. at McGill Universityin Canada to train in Neuroimmunology with Jack Antel. His work focused on the role of microglia cells as brain-resident myeloid cells capable of instructing self-reactive T cells in the context of autoimmune neuro-inflammation. In 1999 he joined the lab of Randy Noelle at the Dartmouth Medical School to extend his work to in [...]

25/01/2023|Categories: Board|

Bradl, Monika

Monika Bradl is associated Professor at the Center for Brain Research (Medical University Vienna, Austria ( Her research interests include the autoimmune mechanisms and cellular and pathological processes involved in neuroimmunological diseases, especially neuromyelitis optica. She obtained a degree in Biology at the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg (Germany) in 1986, a PhD in Biology (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1989, and then went to Philadelphia (USA) for a post-doctoral fellowship at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. After her return to Germany in 1992, she was a group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology in Martinsried in the Department Neuroimmunology. In 2002, she obtained [...]

24/01/2023|Categories: Board|

Comabella, Manuel

MD, PhD Neurologist. Neurology / Neuroimmunology Department. Vall d'Hebron University Hospital Director of Laboratory. MS Centre of Catalonia Vall d'Hebron University Hospital EDUCATION Facultat de Medicina, Universitat de Barcelona - MD - 1990 - Medicine and Surgery Residence in Neurology - Neurologist - 1995 - Neurology Facultat de Medicina, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - PhD - 2013 - Medicine RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2015 – Coordinator of the BioMSeu (European Consortium for CSF Biomarker Research; 2013 – Coordinator of Neurosciences. Fundació Institut de Recerca Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 2013 – Member of the Internal Scientific Committee. Fundació Institut [...]

23/01/2023|Categories: Board|

Furlan, Roberto

Head of Clinical Neuroimmunology Unit Institute of Experimental Neurology Roberto Furlan graduated in medicine at the University of Milano in 1991. After the MD degree, in 1992 he was visiting scientist in the Department of Neurology from the University of Chicago, working on HTLV-I. The following year (1993) he completed a research project on HTLV-I in the Clinical Laboratories of the Sao Rafael Hospital in Salvador-Bahia, in Brazil. From 1994 to 1995 he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA on HSV-1-mediated gene therapy of the central nervous system. [...]

22/01/2023|Categories: Board|

Grigoriadis, Nikolaos C.

PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH: Veria, Central Macedonia, Greece – 4 November 1964 NATIONALITY: Greek Family Status: Married MD, PhD, Neurology department Identity Number AB 675908 Medical Licence Number 841/25-1-1991 Issuing State Perfecture of Serres, Greece STUDIES AND ACADEMIC CAREER 6/1989 Graduation (MD degree) from Aristotle University, Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece 6/1989-9/1989: Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, London, UK (Prof G. Vrbova) 9/1991-5/1995 PhD thesis, in Neurophysiology/ Neurobiology, entitled: “The effect of neuromuscular activity on lower motoneurone development” in the Laboratory of Experimental Physiology and the B’ Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece [...]

21/01/2023|Categories: Board|
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