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 Jacopo Tessadori graduated in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2007.

 Between 2008 and 2010, he worked at Politecnico di Milano, S. Raffaele research institute and at Optotec on several different projects aimed at taking advantage of voltage-sensitive dyes and fast cameras to assess the effect of drugs on electrically-excitable cells.

 He completed his PhD in the Neuroscience and Brain Technologies Deparment (NBT) at the Italian Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr. Michela Chiappalone in April 2014. His PhD project title was: “Development of a bi-directional neural interface system for the study of information coding in neuronal systems”.

 From 2012 to 2015, he has been working under the supervision of Dr. Michela Chiappalone on the 3-year FET project "Linking biological and artificial neuronal assemblies to restore lost brain functions: towards the design of innovative bi-directional neuroprostheses".

 

 

Projects

Linking biological and artificial neuronal assemblies to restore lost brain functions: towards the design of innovative bi-directional neuroprostheses – BRAIN-BOW, European Union ‘FET Open Young Explorers’, Started February 1st, 2012. Four partners. Total grant: 997’148.00€ (2012-2015). http://www.brainbowproject.eu/

Selected Publications

A. International Journals

A.1     Tessadori J, Bisio M, Martinoia S, and Chiappalone M. Modular neuronal assemblies embodied in a closed-loop environment: towards future integration of brains and machines. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 6:99, 2012.

A.2     Bonifazi P*, Difato F*, Massobrio P*, Breschi GL, Pasquale V, Levi T, Goldin M, Bornat Y, Tedesco M, Bisio M, Kanner S, Galron R, Tessadori J, Taverna S and Chiappalone M. In vitro large-scale experimental and theoretical studies for the realization of bi-directional brain-prostheses. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 7:40, 2013. *Equal Contribution.

B. Proceedings of International Conferences (peer reviewed)

B.1.   Tessadori J, Mulas M, Massobrio P, Martinoia S, and Chiappalone M. A bi-directional neuro-robotic system to study computational properties of cell assemblies. Twentieth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting - CNS 2011. Stockholm (Sweden), July 23-28 2011.

B.2.   Tessadori J, Mulas M, Martinoia S and Chiappalone M. A neuro-robotic system to investigate the computational properties of neuronal assemblies. IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, Roma (Italy), June 24-27, 2012. Selected as oral contribution.

B.3.   Tessadori J, Mulas M, Martinoia S and Chiappalone M. A neuro-robotic system to investigate the computational properties of neuronal assemblies. 8th International Meeting on Substrate-Integrated Micro Electrode Arrays - MEA Meeting 2012, Reutlingen (Germany), July 8-12, 2012.

B.4.   Tessadori J, Bisio M, Pasquale V and Chiappalone M. Linking biological and artificial systems: towards the future integration of brain and machines. IV International Symposium on Topical Problems in Biophotonics, Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), July 21-27, 2013. Invited oral contribution.

B.5.   Tessadori J, Venuta D, Pasquale V, Kumar SS, and Chiappalone M. Encoding of stimuli in embodied neuronal networks. Living Machines 2013: the International Conference on Biomimetics and Biohybrid Systems, London (UK), July 29 – August 2, 2013. Selected as oral contribution.

B.6.   Tessadori J, Venuta D, Kumar SS, Pasquale V, and Chiappalone M. Embodied neuronal assemblies: a closed-loop environment for coding and decoding studies. The 6th International IEEE-EMBS Neural Engineering Conference, San Diego (California, USA). November 6-8, 2013.

B.7.   Nava I, Tessadori J, Chiappalone M. Change of network dynamics in a neuro-robotic system. Living Machines 2014: the 3rd Conference on Biomimetics and Biohybrid Systems, Milano (Italy), July 30 – August 1, 2014. Selected as oral contribution

C. Book Chapters

C.1.   Novellino A, Chiappalone M, Tessadori J, D’Angelo P, Defranchi E, and Martinoia S. Bioartificial Brains and Mobile Robots. In: Mobile Robots / Book 2, ISBN 978-953-307-842-7.

D. Abstracts

D.1.    Tessadori J, Mulas M, Massobrio P, Martinoia S, Chiappalone M. A bi-directional neuro-robotic system to study computational properties of cell assemblies. Annual Meeting of Young Researchers in Physiology, Sestri Levante (Italy), June 2011.

D.2.    Tessadori J, Mulas M, Pasquale V, Martinoia S, and Chiappalone M. Modular neuronal assemblies embodied in a closed-loop environment: towards future integration of brains and machines. 41st conference of Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC (USA), November, 2011.

D.3.    Tessadori J, Bisio M, Martinoia S, and Chiappalone M. Modular neuronal assemblies embodied in a closed-loop environment: towards future integration of brains and machines. 6th European Summer School of Neuroengineering “Massimo Grattarola”, Genova (Italy) June 2012.

D.4.    Tessadori J and Chiappalone M. A closed-loop experimental system to investigate computational properties. 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, Milano (Italy), July 2014.

D.5.    Tessador J, Bisio M, Nava I, Chiappalone M. A bi-directional neuro-robotic system for the study of computational properties of neuronal assemblies. Society for Neuroscience 2014 Annual Meeting, Washington DC (USA), November 2014.

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