WORKSHOP
Tuesday June 4th, 2024      9:50am - 4:30pm
Busto Arsizio (VA, Italy)

 

Viviana Trezza  (Roma Tre University)
“Neurobiology of social reward:  from physiology to pathophysiology”

Bice Chini  (CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Milano)
“Neonatal Oxytocin Administration in Mouse Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Long Lasting Rescue Effects”

Stefania Fontolan  (University of Insubria)
"Social behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The clinical point of view"

Alessandro Gozzi  (IIT, Rovereto)
“Network correlates of social dysfunction”

Diego Scheggia (University of Milan)
“Neural circuits for social decision-making”

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Immagine
A lilac brain with the watermark CNS plus the writings Centro in NeuroScienze and Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

The Center for Neuroscience Research of the University of Insubria was founded in 2003 with the aim of promoting research in fields related to the Neurosciences, in particular the study of functional and neurodegenerative pathologies of the nervous system, with cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology, neuropharmacology, neuroimmunology and systems biology approaches.

The Center aims at offering a meeting point for research groups in the biomedical and clinical area in our University, favoring knowledge exchange and multidisciplinary collaborations.

The training and education of young researchers working in the member laboratories is crucially important to the Center, and to this aim periodic meetings of the member labs are organized, where young collaborators are invited to present and discuss their research activities.

Moreover, the Center organizes scientific workshops as well as public seminars on neuroscientific topics, to spread the knowledge of physiological and pathological mechanisms in the nervous system, and of new avenues to therapeutic interventions in neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Tiziana Alberio  Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia - DiSAT

Sergio Balbi   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della vita - DBSV

Isabella Barbiero   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della Vita - DBSV

Elena Bossi   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della vita - DBSV

Camilla Callegari   Dipartimento di Medicina e chirurgia - DMC

Marco Cosentino   Dipartimento di Medicina e chirurgia - DMC

Mauro Fasano   Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia - DiSAT

Lia Forti (Direttore del CNS)   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della vita - DBSV

Cristina Giaroni   Dipartimento di Medicina e Innovazione Tecnologica

Stefano Giovannardi   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della vita - DBSV

Charlotte Kilstrup-Nielsen   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della vita - DBSV

Marta Lualdi   Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia - DiSAT

Franca Marino   Dipartimento di Medicina e chirurgia - DMC

Marco Mauri   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della vita - DBSV

Luca Nardo   Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia - DiSAT

Alberto Passi   Dipartimento di Medicina e chirurgia - DMC

Loredano Pollegioni  Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della Vita - DBSV

Giovanni Porta   Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia - DMC

Cristina Roseti   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della vita - DBSV

Tiziana Rubino   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della vita - DBSV

Silvia Sacchi   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della vita - DBSV

Cristiano Termine  Dipartimento di Medicina e Innovazione Tecnologica - DMIT

Erica Zamberletti   Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della vita - DBSV

Past Events

March 7th, 2024 - Thursday - 2pm
Thomas Stockner (Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna)
"How is a transporter tuned to efficiently transport only its cognate substrate? The case of the serotonin transporter" 

February 2nd, 2024 - Thursday - 2pm
Davide M. Cammisuli 
(Dep. of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
"Spatial cognition disorders and the role of Apolipoprotein E in patients with mild cognitive decline (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease: from diagnosis to intervention"
(organized by Centro di Medicina Genomica, Univ. of Insubria)


November 9th, 2023 – Thursday– 4 pm
Gilda STEFANELLI (University of Ottawa)
”Histone variant H2A.Z and its chaperones: a novel epigenetic mechanism in neurodevelopment”

June 12th, 2023 – Monday – 2:30pm
Tiziana ALBERIO (DiSAT, Insubria Univ.)
”Addressing microglial dysfunction in Alzheimer Disease: a role for endocannabinoid signaling in immunosenescence”

May 15th, 2023 - Monday– 2:30pm
Annalisa BOSI  (Post-doc, DMC, Insubria Univ.)
"Gender-specific influence of antibiotic-induced dysbiosis and Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus GG (ATCC 53103) effect on enteric neuromuscular function in adolescent mice"

April 21st, 2023 – Friday – 2:00pm
dr. Katarzyna Starowicz
Maj Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków
“Managing pain in osteoarthritis: focus on the endocannabinoid system”

30 mar 23 - Thursday– 2:30pm
Elena ZERBINI  (PhD student, DBSV, Insubria Univ.)
”Investigating serine metabolism in the brain”

20 feb 23 - Monday– 2:30pm
Adeena SHAFIQUE  (PhD student DMST, Insubria Univ.)
“RAB proteins’ dynamics in mitochondrial malfunction models of Parkinson’s disease”

16 jan 23 - Thursday – 2:30pm
Stefano MARTINI  (PhD student MCSMH, Insubria Univ.)
“New opportunities for Parkinson’s disease: from pathophysiological hypotheses to clinical trial design challenges”

19 dec 22 - Monday – 2:30pm
Alessia DI FLORA  (PhD student MCSMH, Insubria Univ.)
“Effects of Cannabidiol on lymphocytes’ subsets and its potential therapeutic use on Parkinson and other neurodegenerative diseases”

24 oct 22 - Monday – 2:30pm
Tiziana ROMANAZZI  (PhD student, DMST, Insubria Univ.)  
"MIND THE GUT: the bile acids on  neurotransmitter transporters"

Monday Oct 3rd, 2022  –  3:00 pm
dr. LUCA TROVO’ (PhD student at the University of Basel)
"SYNAPTOTAGMIN-11 FACILITATES PREASSEMBLY OF GABAB RECEPTOR-Cav2.2 CHANNEL COMPLEX IN TRANSPORT VESICLES”

Tue 13/9/22, 2:30 pm
Prof. LUCA NARDO (Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia, Univ. of Insubria)
AMYLOID AGGREGATION: NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM THE FLUORESCENCE POINT OF VIEW

Mon 18/7/22, 2:30 pm
GRAZIA VENDRAME  (Biomedical Sciences Master Course, Insubria Univ.) - Journal Club 
“Role of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in neurodevelopmental deficits and experience-dependent plasticity in Xenopus laevis”,
by Gore et al. 2021, https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.62147

Wed 6/7/22, 2:30 pm
ANGELA DI IACOVO  (PhD student, DMST, Insubria Univ.)  
“LRRK2 G2019S plays a role on excitatory/inhibitory imbalance in Parkinson’s disease”

Mon 20/6/22, 2:30pm
ERICA ZAMBERLETTI  (Researcher, DBSV, Insubria Univ.)
“From cannabinoids to matrix metalloproteinases: novel therapeutic targets for autism spectrum disorder”

Mon 23/5/22, 2:30 pm
MARTINA BRUGHERA  (PhD student, DMST, Insubria Univ.)  - Journal Club
“Brain-derived autophagosome profiling reveals the engulfment of nucleoid-enriched mitochondrial fragments by basal autophagy in neurons”
by Goldsmith et al., 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2021.12.029

Mon 9/5/22, 2:30 pm
MANAN BHATT  (PhD student, DMST, Insubria Univ.)  
“Betaine, a novel therapeutic and its interaction with GAT1”


February 2, 2023   -    Chair: Lia Forti, Tiziana Alberio

Cristina Giaroni, Dipartimento di Medicina e chirurgia
Alterations of the microbiota-gut-brain axis during early life: implications for the development of intestinal and brain disorders  

Mauro Fasano, Dipartimento di Scienza e alta tecnologia
Network medicine and neurodevelopmental disorders 

Elena Bossi, Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e scienze della vita
Neuronal excitation-inhibition imbalance. A tale of membrane transporters in brain health and disease 

 

February 3, 2023   -    Chair: Lia Forti, Cristina Roseti

Charlotte Kilstrup-Nielsen, Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e scienze della vita
CDKL5: from its molecular network to neuronal connectivity

Loredano Pollegioni, Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e scienze della vita
D-serine: what's else?

Tiziana Rubino, Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e scienze della vita
Clearing up the smoke: evidence-based considerations regarding cannabis use in adolescence


July 8th, 2021
Scientific Day of the Center for Neuroscience Research
This in presence meeting was devoted to oral communications of young researchers working in labs affiliated to the Center.
Closing plenary lecture by  dr. Francesco Rusconi (Università di Milano): “Forgetting matters: a link between memory and stress resilience?”, centered on epigenetic mechanisms influencing stress resilience
Flyer (PDF)
Abstract Book (PDF)
 
September 16th, 2020
Scientific Day of the Center for Neuroscience Research
It was an online event, devoted to oral communications by 11 young researchers working in affiliated labs.
Closing Plenary Lecture by prof. H.E.Gendelman (Univ. of Nebraska): “Brain Immunity, COVID-19 and neurodegenerative disease”.
Flyer (PDF)
Abstract Book (PDF)


March 17th, 2023
Brain Week Workshop: 
“Cervello e Guerra”  (War and the brain)
Open to the general public (Busto Arsizio, Molini Marzoli). Guests: 
dr.ssa Chiara Iacono (psicologa clinica e psicoterapeuta, Milano); 
prof.ssa Patrizia Campolongo (Univ. La Sapienza, Roma)
Video  [damaged audio between 4’ and 9’]
Flyer (PDF)
Photo Gallery
Insubria Website

 

March 17th, 2022
Brain Week Workshop: 
“Disordini del neurosviluppo: meccanismi e possibili interventi” (Neurodevelopmental diseases: mechanisms and possible interventions)
ONLINE event open to the general public (Busto Arsizio, Molini Marzoli). Guests: 
prof. Michela Matteoli (Humanitas University, Istituto Neuroscienze CNR); 
dr. Cristina Panisi (pediatrician, PhD, Fondazione Sacra Famiglia, Varese) 
Flyer (PDF)
Video
Insubria Website

 

March 17th, 2021
Brain Week Workshop: 
Cellular and synaptic dysfunction in brain pathology
ONLINE event open to the general public. Guests: 
dr. Claudia Verderio (CNR, Milano); 
prof. Flavia Antonucci (Univ. degli Studi, Milano)
Flyer (PDF)

Il Centro di Neuroscienze, in collaborazione con l’Istituto Cinematografico Michelangelo Antonioni (ICMA) e il Comune di Busto Arsizio, organizza tre serate con proiezione di film a sfondo scientifico, introdotti e commentati da esperti del settore, presso il giardino di Villa Calcaterra (Via Magenta 70, Busto Arsizio)

 

  • mercoledi 28/6, ore 21:30  “Il solista” [2009, Joe Wright, USA, 117 min] Steve Lopez, giornalista del Los Angeles Times in cerca di ispirazione, incontra Nathaniel Ayers, violinista senza tetto affetto da disturbi psichici. La storia di come gli esseri umani possano incontrarsi e percorrere un tratto di strada insieme provando a essersi utili a vicenda
    Introdotto dalla dr.ssa Chiara Iacono (psicologa clinica e psicoterapeuta, Milano)
     
  • mercoledi 5/7, ore 21:30   “Gravity” [2013, Alfonso Cuarón, USA – Gran Bretagna; 92 min] Due astronauti sopravvivono a un terribile incidente ma si trovano da soli, senza shuttle, a fluttuare nello spazio
    Introdotto dal dr. Alessandro Lupi (astrofisico, DISAT, Univ. dell’Insubria)
     
  • mercoledi 12/7, ore 21:30     “Fino all’osso” [2017, Marti Noxon, USA, 107 min] La storia di una giovane donna stretta nella morsa dell'anoressia, e di un medico che la sfida ad affrontare la sua condizione con un metodo non convenzionale
    Intodotto dalla dr.ssa Eugenia Dozio (dietista clinica, DMC, Univ. dell’Insubria) 

     

    Flyer

CINESCIENCE, cineforum organizzato in collaborazione con il CRIS (Centro di Ricerca per l'Invecchiamento di Successo) dell’Università dell’Insubria, il Comune di Busto Arsizio e l’'Istituto Cinematografico Michelangelo Antonioni (ICMA)

GIUGNO–LUGLIO 2022, Parco di Villa Calcaterra, Busto Arsizio

Sabato 25 giugno: «Risvegli»
di Penny Marshall (1990), con Robin Williams, P.A.Miller e Robert DeNiro
→ Introduzione del prof. Mauro Fasano, biochimico, Dipartimento di Scienza ed Alta Tecnologia, Università dell’Insubria

Mercoledì 29 giugno: «Still Alice»
di Richard Glatzer e Wash Westmoreland (2014), con Julianne Moore (Oscar Migliore Attrice) e Kristen Stewart
→ Introduzione della dr.ssa Marialuisa Delodovici, neurologo dell’Ospedale di Circolo di Varese

Sabato 2 luglio: «Life, Animated»
di Roger Ross Williams (2016).
→ Introduzione del dr.Cristina Panisi, medico pediatra, BluLab Varese, Servizio Innovativo Integrato per l’Autismo, Fondazione Sacra Famiglia

Contacts

Via Manara 7, 21052 Busto Arsizio (VA) – Italy
Tel. +39 0332 421392
e-mail: centro.neuroscienze@uninsubria.it

Administration
Adriana Jacona

Director
Lia Forti

The Center for Research in Neuroscience is a part of the Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences (DBSV)