Projects

ACTIVE GRANTS

 

European Grants

  • ERANET-Neuron 2017 Call "Synaptic Dysfunction in Disorders of the Central Nervous System". Project: "SNAREopathy: mechanisms of neuropsychiatric genetic diseases of the SNARE complex: towards therapeutic intervention" (2018/2020)
  • EU Horizon 2020 - Flagship Graphene Project: "WP4: Health and Environment " (2014/20)
  • EU Horizon 2020 - Flagship Graphene Project: "WP5: Biomedical Technologies". (2016/20)
  • EU Horizon 2020. Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014. Project: “The Extracellular Matrix in Epileptogenesis” (2015/18)

 

Italian Agencies and Foundations

  • Ministero della Salute, Ricerca Finalizzata Call 2013. Project: "Development and implant of the photovoltaic artificial retina in the pig with photoreceptor degeneration: towards the human Phase-1 experimentation" (2016/18); ranked first project in Italy
  • Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FISM). Multicentric project "Therapeutic targeting of REST activity and expression to reduce neurodegeneration and synaptic deficits in chronic EAE" (2016/18)
  • Compagnia di San Paolo “Modulation of adult visual cortical plasticity via optogenetic control of gene expression” 2016/18
  • Compagnia San Paolo “Genome-editing approaches for personalized medicine in inherited diseases” (2016/18)
  • Compagnia di San Paolo “New molecularly targeted therapies for metastatic Uveal Melanoma” 2018/20

 

PAST FUNDING

 

European Grants

  • EU FP7 - Call Health Epilepsy - Integrating Project "DESIRE: Development and Epilepsy - Strategies for Innovative Research to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment in children with difficult to treat Epilepsy" (2013/17)
  • FP7-NMP-2013-EU-China - Project: "Neuroscaffolds: Rapid prototyping scaffolds for the nervous system” (2013/16)
  • EU FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN Marie Curie. “OLIMPIA: Organic Optoelectronics integrated with living systems for neuroscience fundamental investigations and applications”. (2012/15)
  • EU FP7 ICT-2009 8.7 - FET Proactive – Project: “FOCUS: Single Molecule Activation and Computing” (2011/13)
  • Marie Curie Career Integration Grant “Synaptic functions of integrin-mediated cell adhesion in physiological conditions and autism-related abnormalities in mice” (SynAMPAdhesion; 2013/16)

 

US Foundations

  • CURE Epilepsy Innovator Grant - Project: "Optogenetic Regulation of the Transcription of Epilepsy Genes: an Innovative Strategy to Cure Drug-Resistant Epilepsy" (2013/14)
  • The Michael Stern Parkinson’s Research Foundation Foreign Research Award - Project: "Role of synaptic vesicle trafficking and presynaptic dysfunction in the pathogenesis of Parkinson disease" (2013)

 

Italian Agencies and Foundations

  • Ministero della Salute, Ricerca Finalizzata Call 2012. Project: "Role of the novel presynaptic protein PRRT2 in neuronal physiology and in the pathogenesis of paroxysmal neurological disorders" (2014/16)
  • Telethon Foundation – Italy. Multicentre project GGP12033 “New therapeutic approaches to Retinitis Pigmentosa” (2013/14)
  • Telethon Foundation, Italy. Multicentre Project GGP 14022: "Development and implant of the photovoltaic artificial retina in the pig with photoreceptor degeneration: towards the human Phase1 experimentation” (2015/16)
  • Cariplo Foundation 2012 Technology Call. PROJECT: "UMANA: Ultrasensitive Magnetic Array for recording of Neuronal Activity" (2014/16)
  • Cariplo Foundation 2012 Health Call. Project: "Role of the presynaptic protein PRRT2 in the pathogenesis of neurological paroxysmal disorders" (2014/16)
  • Compagnia di San Paolo “Novel modulators of sodium channels and neuronal excitability” 2014/15
  • PROGETTI GIOVANI RICERCATORI - Italian Ministry of Health “Study of the role of extracellular vesicles in promoting myogenic differentiation” 2014/16
  • PRIN-MIUR - Italian Ministry of University and Research “Spinal injury: towards the development of cell-instructive scaffolds for nerve tissue repair” 2014/16