Yuri Bozzi

Componente

Comitato per il reclutamento e lo sviluppo delle carriere

Professore ordinario

Centro Interdipartimentale Mente/Cervello - CIMeC


Area CUN: Scienze biologiche (05)
Settore scientifico disciplinare: FISIOLOGIA (BIO/09)

Corso Bettini, 31 - 38068 Rovereto
tel. 0461 282961 | 0461 283651 | 0464 808707
yuri.bozzi[at]unitn [dot] it
Formazione
  • 1986-1991: MSc student in Biology (“Corso di Laurea in Scienze Biologiche”), University of Pisa, Italy.
  • October 17, 1991: MSc Degree (“Laurea in Scienze Biologiche”), University of Pisa, Italy (score: 110/110 cum laude).
  • 1992-95: Ph.D. student in Neurobiology. Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.
  • 1993-94: Visiting fellow as conscientious objector (civil service in place of military service). Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Chieti, Italy.
  • November 1995: national examination (“Esame di Stato”) for the habilitation to the profession of biologist, University of Pisa, Italy (score: 118/150).
  • March 25, 1996: Ph.D. degree in Neurobiology (“Diploma di Perfezionamento in Neurobiologia), Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (score: 70/70 cum laude).
  • 1996-99: Post-doctoral fellow. IGBMC, Strasbourg, France.
  • 1999-2000: Post-doctoral fellow, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.
  • 2000-01: Post-doctoral fellow, Telethon Foundation, CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Pisa, Italy
  • 2001-17: Research Scientist (“ricercatore III livello”, permanent position), CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Pisa, Italy.
  • 2009-17: Principal Investigator. Laboratory of Molecular Neuropatology, Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO), University of Trento, Italy.
Carriera accademica ed attività didattica
  • April-May 2003: on-contract Professor (University of Pisa). Master degree (“Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento”) in Biological Sciences and Bachelor Degree (“Laurea Triennale”) in Biomolecular Sciences. Integrative course “Regulation of gene expression in the central nervous system” (20 hours; official course “Molecular Biology 2”; SSD BIO-09/BIO-11).

  • April-May 2004: on-contract Professor (University of Pisa). Master degree (“Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento”) in Biological Sciences and Bachelor Degree (“Laurea Triennale”) in Biomolecular Sciences. Integrative course “Regulation of gene expression in the central nervous system” (20 hours; official course “Molecular Biology 2”; SSD BIO-09/BIO-11).

  • December 2004: on-contract Professor (University of Pisa). Master degree (Laurea Specialistica) in Neurobiology. Integrative course “Epigenetic factors in nervous system development” (10 hours; official course “Development and differentiation of the nervous system”; SSD BIO-06/BIO-09).

  • March-June 2005: on contract Professor (University of Pisa). Bachelor Degree (Laurea Triennale) in Biomolecular Sciences. Official course "Biologia Molecolare 2” (40 hours; SSD BIO-11).

  • December 2005: on-contract Professor (University of Pisa). Master degree (Laurea Specialistica) in Neurobiology. Integrative course “Epigenetic factors in nervous system development” (10 hours; official course “Development and differentiation of the nervous system”; SSD BIO-06/BIO-09).

  • May 2006: on-contract Professor (University of Pisa). Master degree (“Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento”) in Biological Sciences and Bachelor Degree (“Laurea Triennale”) in Biomolecular Sciences. Integrative course “Regulation of gene expression in the central nervous system” (10 hours; official course “Molecular Biology 2”; SSD BIO-09/BIO-11).

  • March-June 2007: on contract Professor (University of Pisa). Bachelor Degree (Laurea Triennale) in Biomolecular Sciences. Official course "Biologia Molecolare 2” (40 hours; SSD BIO-11).

  • March-June 2008: on contract Professor (University of Pisa). Bachelor Degree (Laurea Triennale) in Biomolecular Sciences. Official course "Biologia Molecolare 2” (40 hours; SSD BIO-11). Evaluated as the 2nd best course out of a total of 56 courses.

  • September 2010 – September  2013: on-contract Professor (University of Trento). Course of Physiology, Bachelor Degree (“Laurea Triennale”) in Biomolecular Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Sciences (3rd year, 86 hours, 9CFU, SSD BIO-09). Evaluated as the 1st best course in academic year 2011-2012.
  • September 2010 – September  2013: on-contract Professor (University of Trento). Course of Neurobiology and Molecular Neuropathology, Bachelor Degree (“Laurea Triennale”) in Biomolecular Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Sciences (2nd module, 27 hours, 3 CFU, SSD BIO-09).

  • February-May 2013: on-contract Professor (University of Trento). Course of Animal models for human pathologies (lab module), Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, CIBIO (10 hours, 1 CFU).

  • Setptember 2013 - September 2014: on-contract Professor (University of Trento). Course of Organism Biology (module of physiology of nervous and endocrine systems), Bachelor Degree (“Laurea Triennale”) in Biomolecular Sciences and Technologies (CIBIO) (1st year, 18 hours, 2 CFU).

  • September 2013 – January 2017: on-contract Professor (University of Trento).  Course of Molecular Physiology, Bachelor Degree (“Laurea Triennale”) in Biomolecular Sciences and Technologies,  (CIBIO) (3rd year, 56 hours, 6 CFU, SSD BIO-09).

  • Since February 1, 2017: Full Professor in Physiology, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

  • March 2017-present: member of the Teaching Committee (“Consiglio dei Docenti”), Ph.D. School in Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento.

  • September 2017 – present. Course of Neural Foundations of Human Behaviour, Master Degree in Cognitive Sciences, CIMeC (1st year, 42 hours, 6 CFU, SSD BIO-09).

  • September 2017 – present. Course of Neurobiology of Brain Disorders, Master Degree in Cognitive Sciences, CIMeC (free choice course, 1st / 2nd year, 24 hours, 3 CFU, SSD BIO-09).

  • February 2018 -present. Course of Developmental Neuroscience, Master Degree in Cognitive Sciences, CIMeC (free choice course, 1st / 2nd year, 42 hours, 6 CFU, SSD BIO-09).

  • Since March 1, 2017. CIMeC delegate for the quality control of teaching and research.

  • Since September 25, 2017. Member of the Recruitment Committee, University of Trento.
Interessi di ricerca
  • For a complete description of research interests see http://www.cimec.unitn.it/en/210/ndr-neurodevelopmental-disorders-research-group
Attività di ricerca
  • 1990-1991: MSc student student internship, Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Pisa, Italy. Gene expression studies of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and its receptors in the developing rat visual system. Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppina Barsacchi.
  • 1992-1995: Ph.D. student, Laboratory of Neurobiology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa Italy. Studies on the activity-dependent expression of neurotrophic factors in the developing and adult rat visual system. Supervisor: Prof. Lamberto Maffei.
  • 1993-1994: Visiting fellow as conscientious objector, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Chieti, Italy. Biochemical studies on the regulation of intracellular protein transport. Supervisor: Dr. Alberto Luini.
  • 1996-1999: Post-doctoral fellow, IGBMC, Strasbourg, France. Molecular, anatomical and physiopathological studies on dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) knockout mice. My studies contributed to investigate the role of D2R signaling in the proliferation of prolactin-producing cells in the pituitary gland and the role of D2R signaling in seizure susceptibility and seizure-induced hippocampal cell death.
  • 1999-2001: post-doctoral fellow, Scuola Normale Superiore and CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Pisa, Italy. Studies on the molecular mechanisms of BDNF-mediated neuroprotection in a rat model of visual system lesion. Supervisor: Prof. Lamberto Maffei.
  • 2001-2009: research scientist at the CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Pisa, Italy. During these years I started my independent research group, studying molecular mechanisms of neuronal death and survival, antiepileptic effect of botulinum neurotoxin and molecular basis of epilepsy.
  • 2009-2017: principal investigator at the Molecular Neuropathology Laboratory, Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO), University of Trento, Italy. Studies on animal models of epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.
  • 2013-2017: Coordinator of the “Neurobiology and Development” Research Program, CIBIO, University of Trento, Italy.
  • 2017-present: principal investigator at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, Italy. Studies on animal models of epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.
Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici
  • International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).
  • Italian Society of Neuroscience (SINS). Member of the Directive Council from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2017.
  • Gruppo Embriologico Italiano (GEI).
  • Italian League against Epilepsy (LICE). Member of the LICE Basic Epileptology Commission.
Premi e riconoscimenti

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AWARDS

  • 1993: Fellowship to participate to the XI Congress ABCD, Milano, Italy.
  • 1995: Fellowship to participate to the Gordon Research Conference "Neurotrophins" (South Plymouth, NH, USA).
  • 1996-1999: “post-doctoral” fellowships at IGBMC, Strasbourg, France (Fondation pour la Recherche Medicale, Fondation Fyssen, Ligue National contre le Cancer)
  • 1996: Prize for the best oral communication at the V Italian Congress "Young Researchers in Neuroscience" (Pisa, Italy).
  • 1999-2000: “post-doctoral” fellowship in Neurobiology (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy).
  • 2000-2001: Fellowship from Fondazione Telethon (Grant 461/bi " In vivo and in vitro models to study the genetic program of neuronal death and survival").

GRANTS AWARDED 

  • 2000-2002: Research grant 461/bi, Telethon Foundation (Italy). Principal investigator.Title of the project: "In vivo and in vitro models to study the genetic program of neuronal death and survival". Budget: 55,000 €.
  • 2004-2005: Research grant R-04-38, Pierfranco and Luisa Mariani Foundation (Italy). Principal investigator. Title of the project: "Antiepileptic and neuroprotective effects of intracerebral delivery of Botulinum Toxin E in an animal model of temporal lobe epilepsy". Budget: 50,000 €.
  • 2005-2006: Research grant GGP04086, Telethon Foundation (Italy). Co-principal investigator (PI Dr. Matteo Caleo). Title of the project: "Antiepileptic effects of botulinum toxins in rodent models of temporal lobe epilepsy". Budget: 110,000 €.
  • 2007-2008: Research grant, Parents Against Childhood Epilepsy (PACE, USA). Principal investigator. Title of the project: "Suppression of a seizure focus by infusion of botulinum neurotoxin in mouse models of temporal lobe epilepsy". Budget: $50,000.
  • 2007: IBRO funding to organize the Fourth Conference on Epileptogenesis (Pisa, Italy, May 23-26, 2007). Budget: 5,000 €.
  • 2008-2009: Research grant, National Research Council (CNR, Italy) – “Ricerche Spontanee a Tema Libero" (RSTL). Principal investigator. Title of the project: “Identification of novel genes involved in epileptogenesis through DNA microarrays technology”. Budget: 35,000 €.
  • 2010-2016: Start-up grant for the Molecular Neuropathology Lab management, Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO), Univ. of Trento. Budget: from 10,000 to 30,000 € per year.
  • 2010-2012: Research grant, Italian Ministry of Health, “Ricerca Finalizzata” Program. PI. Title of the project: “Role of inflammation in the genesis of late-onset epilepsies: gene expression studies in animal models and mutation analysis in epileptic patients”. Budget: 270,000 €.
  • 2010-2012: Research grant, Italian Ministry of Education and Research (PRIN 2008 Program). PI. Title of the project: “Neuroanatomical  and behavioural characterization of Engrailed-2 knockout mice, a model for autism spectrum disorders”. Budget: 36,000 €.
  • 2010-2013: Research grant, Provincia Autonoma di Trento / EC Marie Curie cofund action. Co-principal investigator (PI: Dr. Paola Sgadò). Title of the project: “Neurobiological basis of autism spectrum disorders: development of cortical inhibitory systems in Engrailed-2 mutant mice” (EnCort project). Budget: 150,000 €.
  • 2013-2015:  Research grant, Italian Ministry of Education and Research (PRIN 2010 Program). PI. Title of the project: “Role of BDNF in inhibitory system development in Engrailed-2 mutant mice”. Budget: 90,000 €.
  • 2013-2015: Telethon 2012. “Modelling etiopathogenesis of the Foxg1-linked variant of West syndrome”. PI of participating Unit. Coordinator: Prof. Antonello Mallamaci, SISSA, Trieste, Italy. Budget: 35,000 €.
  • 2016-2017: EU project 706567 – TransSplicHD “Single-Cell Transcriptomics and Spliceosome analysis to uncover new mechanisms of neuronalvulnerability to Huntington’s Disease”. (Principal Investigator: postdoctoral fellow: Marta Biagioli). Role in the project: supervisor/collaborator. Budget: 180,277 €.
  • 2018-2020: TRAIN – Trentino Autism Initiative. University of Trento Strategic Project. Research Grant. Project coordinator. Budget: 180,000 €.
Convegni e conferenze

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • May 1993: “Monocular deprivation regulates BDNF mRNA expression in the rat visual cortex”, Workshop Capalbio Gruppo di Cooperazione Struttura Molecolare ed Espressione del Gene, May 1993.
  • September 1993: “Monocular deprivation regulates BDNF mRNA expression in the rat visual cortex”, XI congresso ABCD, Milano 16-19 September 1993.
  • July 1999: Speaker at the “3rd Postgraduate Course in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology” (European Federation of Endocrine Societies, Munster, Germany).
  • Oct. 2000: "Neuroprotective role of dopamine against hippocampal cell death" Third Neurobiology Conference "Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Repair", Torino, Italy.
  • Febr. 2002: "Isolation of novel genes involved in BDNF-mediated neuroprotection" Convegno NEUROSCIENZE MOLECOLARI ABCD, Roma.
  • Apr. 2005: "Branched chain aminotransferase (BCATc) is a novel gene induced by BDNF in astrocytes following CNS lesion: a role of glutamate metabolism in BDNF-mediated neuroprotection?" International Symposium "Neuroplasticity, neurotrophic factors and mood disorders". Pisa 8-9 April 2005.
  • July 2005: "Antiepileptic effects of botulinum neurotoxin E” III conference on epileptogenesis, San Servolo, Venice, July 28-30, 2005.
  • Nov. 2005: "Antiepileptic and neuroprotective effects of intracerebral delivery of Botulinum Toxin E in an animal model of temporal lobe epilepsy" Fondazione Mariani Symposium, EACD meeting, Montecarlo November 19, 2005.
  • March 2006: “Botulinum neurotoxin E: a new tool to interfere with epileptogenesis? 8th Neuroscience Winter Conference, Solden, Austria.
  • July 2006: “Anticonvulsant effects of Botulinum neurotoxin E” 7th European Congress of Epileptology, Helsinki, Finland.
  • December 2007: “Botulinum Neurotoxin E (BoNT/E) prevents granule cell dispersion but not epileptogenesis in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy”. American Epilepsy Society, Philadelphia, USA.
  • February 2008: “Brain development, genes and epilepsy”. Course on the genetics of epilepsy. Fondazione Mariani and School for Neurological Sciences, San Servolo (Venice, Italy).
  • April 2008: “Role of dopamine and serotonin in seizure susceptibility: insights from mutant mice”,10th Neuroscience Winter Conference, Solden, Austria.
  • September 2008: “Serotonin hyper-innervation abolishes seizure susceptibility in Otx2 conditional mutant mice”. European Congress on Epileptology, Berlin, Germany.
  • June 2009: “Role of Otx2 and En2 genes in seizure susceptibility”, Spring Hippocampal Research Conference, Verona, Italy
  • May 2011: “Dysfunction of GABAergic interneurons in En2 knockout mice” Spring Hippocampal Research Conference, Verona, Italy.
  • June 2011: “Dysfunction of GABAergic interneurons in En2 knockout mice” Autism workshop, CNR Neuroscience Institute, Pisa, Italy.
  • July 2011: “Gene expression profiling of forebrain areas in mouse model of autism”. IBRO Congress, Firenze, Italy.
  • September 2012: “Molecular basis of neurodevelopmental disorders: the role of GABAergic interneurons”. Summer School "Neural stem cells in development and disease”, Levico Terme (Trento, Italy).
  • April 2013: “The Engrailed 2 mouse model of autism”. 15° Neuroscience Winter Conference, Solden, Austria.
  • November 2013: “Transcriptome profiling of the Engrailed 2 mouse model of autism: common pathways associated with ASD”. BIOBASH workshop, Genialis-Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy. Video available at https://www.genialis.com/tag/yuri-bozzi/.
  • July 2014: “Interneurons and epilepsy”. Summer School on Interneurons, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • October 2015: “Convergent signaling pathways altered in different mouse models of ASD”, workshop “Autism Spectrum Disorders: developmental trajectories, neurobiological basis, treatment update”, Siena (Italy).
  • January 2016: “Altered BDNF signaling in Engrailed2 knockout mice”. Final workshop of the PRIN2010/IN-BDNF consortium, Monte Bondone (TN), Italy.
  • September 2016: “Interneuron dysfunction in the somatosensory cortex of Engrailed2 knockout mice”. Annual retreat of the CNR Neuroscience Institute, Padova, Italy.
  • October 2016: “Interneuron dysfunction in the somatosensory cortex of Engrailed2 knockout mice”. 2nd Workshop “Autism Spectrum Disorders: developmental trajectories, neurobiological basis, treatment update”, Siena (Italy).
  • December 2016: “Comparative studies in mouse models: a strategy to understand the genetic complexity of autism”. 2nd Congress of the Italian Association for Autism research (AIRA), Rome, Italy.
  • March 2017: “Neurobiological bases of autism spectrum disorders”. Workshop “Le neuroscienze tra clinica e ricerca”, Rovereto, Italy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjItNv5Lrks
Altre attività

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Editorial activity

  • Since Jan 1, 2012: Editorial Board Member, “Neuroscience” (official journal of the International Brain Research Organization IBRO).
  • June 1, 2012 - February 28, 2014: Editorial Board Member, “ISRN Neuroscience” http://mts.isrn.com
  • April 10, 2013 - February 19, 2014: Editorial Board Member, “Journal of Intellectual Disability Diagnosis and Treatment”.
  • Since Jan 1, 2014 (until December 31, 2019): Section Editor “Neuroscience” (official journal of the International Brain Research Organization IBRO).
  • 2014: Guest Editor (with Dr. Roberto Canitano), Frontiers in Pediatrics - Child and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry Research Topic “New treatment perspectives in autism spectrum disorders”.
  • 2015: Editor (with Dr. Roberto Canitano), Frontiers eBook “New treatment perspectives in autism spectrum disorders”.
  • Since March 13, 2015: member of the Consulting Editors Board of Epilepsy Research.
  • 2015: Guest Editor (with Dr. Roberto Canitano), Frontiers in Psychiatry - Research Topic “Autism Spectrum Disorders: developmental trajectories, neurobiological basis, treatment update”.
  • 2017: Editor (with Dr. Roberto Canitano), Frontiers eBook “Autism Spectrum Disorders: developmental trajectories, neurobiological basis, treatment update”.
  • Since Sept 22, 2016: Editorial Board Member, “Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders” (BioMed Central).

Reviewer for international journals

  • Since 2003: European Journal of Neuroscience, Nutritional Neuroscience.
  • Since 2005: Nature Neuroscience.
  • Since 2006: Epilepsia.
  • Since 2007: Aging Clinical Experimental Research, Journal of Neuroscience Research, Brain Research, Neurological Sciences, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.
  • Since 2008: Nature Medicine, Neuroscience, Neuroscience Letters, Regulatory Peptides, Experimental Neurology.
  • Since 2009: Journal of Neural Transmission, Epilepsy Research, FASEB Journal, American Journal of Pathology, BMC Neuroscience.
  • Since 2010: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex.
  • Since 2011: Journal of Biological Chemistry, Neural Plasticity, Autism Research, Cell Death and Disease, PloS One.
  • Since 2012: Pharmacological Reports, Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, Neuropharmacology, Journal of Neuroscience, Neurotoxicity Research, AGE (Journal of American Aging Association), Neurochemistry International, Archives Italiennes de Biologie, ISRN Neuroscience.
  • Since 2013: European Neuropsychopharmacology, Epilepsy Research and Treatment, Biological Psychiatry, Neurotherapeutics, Frontiers in Neural Circuits, Neurobiology of Disease, Intellectual Disability Diagnosis Journal, Experimental Gerontology, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Journal of Neurochemistry.
  • Since 2014: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Biomedical Research, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Hippocampus, Neurochemical Research, International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience.
  • Since 2015: Frontiers in Neurology, Toxicon, Brain Sciences, Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), PLoS Genetics, Nature Communications.
  • Since 2016: Scientific Data (Nature Publishing Group), Oncology Letters, Behavioural Brain Research, Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behaviour, BBA - Molecular Basis of Disease.
  • Since 2017: Frontiers Human Neuroscience, The Autism Journal, Journal of Neuroinflammation, Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, Molecular Autism, Progress in Neurobiology, NeuroReport, Bran Behaviour and Immunity, Brain Sciences, European Journal of Neurology.

Research grant reviewer for national/international funding agencies

  • Fondazione Pierfranco e Luisa Mariani, Italy (2004).
  • Health Research Board Ireland (2008-2011).
  • Brainwave Ireland (2009, 2011).
  • Epilepsy Research UK (2009, 2013).
  • Medical Research Council, MRC-UK (2009, 2015).
  • EU-FP7 2010 HEALTH Panel Human Aging (remote and consensus panel evaluation, 2010)
  • SISSA Young Investigator Award (2011).
  • Università di Milano (Italy) evaluation of post-doctoral research contracts (“assegni di ricerca”) (2011).
  • IMI Innovative Medicine Initiative, EU-Autism Call (remote and consensus panel evaluation, 2011)
  • AERES Evaluating Committee (France) (2012).
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France) (2013).
  • FIRB “Futuro in Ricerca” (Italian Ministry of Education and Research, MIUR) (2013).
  • StrategMed Poland (2013, 2014, 2016).
  • CORE Program, Fond National Recherche, Luxembourg (2013).
  • PRIN2012 MIUR Italy (2013).
  • Human Brain Project – HBP (remote evaluation, 2013).
  • Wellcome Trust UK (2014).
  • IMI Innovative Medicine Initiative, EUAIMS project interim review (2014).
  • SIR-MIUR Italy (2014).
  • Wellcome Trust (UK) Sir Henry Dale fellowships (2015).
  • IMI-2 call Topic 3 Neuropsychiatry (remote and consensus panel evaluation, 2015).
  • The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health / Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Seed Grant Program (2015).
  • Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) call "European research projects for Cross-Disease Analysis of Pathways related to Neurodegenerative Diseases" (2015-2017), consultant of the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) for interim and final evaluation of proposed projects.
  • Medical Research Council (MRC, UK) - Neurosciences & Mental Health Board, Neurology & Neurodegeneration (2015).
  • AFR Luxembourg postdoctoral fellowships (2015).
  • Open Programme, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Earth and Life sciences division (2016).
  • Evaluation of Research Quality (VQR 2011-2014) ANVUR – Agency of Research Evaluation of the Italian Ministry of University and research (2016).
  • H2020 call SC1-PM-04-2016 “Networking and optimising the use of population and patient cohorts at EU level” (remote and consensus panel evaluation, 2016).
  • IMI-2 call Topic 3 Neuropsychiatry (PRISM Project Interim Review, 2016).
  • Regione Sardegna Progetti di Ricerca (2017).
  • IMI-2 call Topic 3 Neuropsychiatry (PRISM Project Interim Review, 2017).

Organization of congresses and workshops

  • Organizer and "chairman" of the Fourth Conference on Epileptogenesis (Pisa, Italy, May 23-26, 2007).
  • Organizer of the International Summer School "Neural stem cells in development and disease”, Levico Terme (Trento, Italy), September 4-8, 2012.
  •  Organizer, 60th meeting of the Italian Embriology Group (GEI), Trento June 15-18, 2014.
  • Member of Scientific Committee, XVI Congress of the Italian Society of Neuroscience (SINS), Cagliari October 8-11, 2015.
  • Organizer and chairman, Workshop “Autism Spectrum Disorders: developmental trajectories, neurobiological basis, treatment update”, Siena (Italy), October 16, 2015.
  • Organizer of the final workshop of the PRIN2010-11 IN-BDNF consortium, Monte Bondone (Trento, Italy), January 13-15, 2016.
  • Organizer and chairman, 2nd Workshop “Autism Spectrum Disorders: developmental trajectories, neurobiological basis, treatment update”, Siena (Italy), 6-7 October 2016.
  • Member of organizing committee, Workshop “Ten years of Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento”, CIMeC, University of Trento (Italy), 19-21 October 2017.

Organization of symposia in national/international congresses

  • Organizer and "chairman" of the Symposium "Epilepsy: from basic research to clinical applications" Congress of the Italian Society of Neuroscience (Pisa, Italy, 26-28 September 2003).
  • Organizer and "chairman" of the Symposium "Plastic changes in the epileptic brain”, 8th Neuroscience Winter Conference (Sölden, Austria, march 2006).
  • Organizer and "chairman" of the Symposium "Mechanisms of epileptogenesis and neuronal cell death in temporal lobe epilepsy”, Congress of the Italian Society of Neuroscience (Verona, Italy, September 2007).
  • Organizer and chairman of the symposium "Developmental and molecular bases of neurological diseases: a focus on dopaminergic neurons and their target structures” (10th Neuroscience Winter Conference, Solden, Austria, April 2008).
  • Organizer and "chairman" of the Symposium "Neurodevelopmental alterations leading to epilepsy”, Congress of the Italian Society of Neuroscience (Milano, Italy, October 2009).
  • Organizer and "chairman" of the Workshop "Gene expression and transcriptomic approaches to neurological disorders”, IBRO Congress (Firenze, Italy,16 July 2011).
  • Organizer and chairman of the symposium "Mutant mouse models of autism spectrum disorders” (15th Neuroscience Winter Conference, Solden, Austria, April 2013).
  • Chairman of the symposium “New insights on synaptic plasticity and neural connectivity”, XVI Congress of the Italian Society of Neuroscience (SINS), Cagliari October 8-11, 2015.

SCIENCE DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • 1 June and 30 Oct 2002: public conferences on “Genetic mechanisms of neurodegeneration”, Pisa, Italy. In collaboration with Telethon Foundation.
  • 2002: basic neuroscience lecture course on “Genetic regulation of nervous system development” for high school science teachers, organized in collaboration with the Italian Association Natural Science Teachers (ANISN), Livorno, Italy.
  • 2003-2005: science week at CNR Research Area, Pisa, Italy: organization of laboratory guided tours.
  • 2003-2004: biomedicine lectures for high school students (“Lezioni Lincee”), Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
  • 2004: basic neuroscience lecture courses on “Neural darwinism” for high school science teachers, organized in collaboration with the Italian Association Natural Science Teachers (ANISN), Viareggio, Italy.
  • 2004-2008: biology and neurobiology lectures for high school students in various schools in Pisa and Lucca, Italy.
  • Nov. 2009: basic neuroscience lecture courses for high science school teachers, organized in collaboration with CIBIO and the Natural Science Museum, Trento, Italy.
  • 2009-present: regional coordinator for Trentino-South Tyrol of the “Neuroscience Olympic Games” (Italian phase of the International Brain Bee) for high school students.
  • 2010-2011: basic neurobiology lectures for high school students in various schools in Trento and Belluno, Italy.
  • 2010-present: coordinator of the CIBIO events organized for the “Researchers’ Night” of the University of Trento.
  • 24 Sept 2010:  speaker at “Science Cafè”, UNITN Researchers’ Night, Trento, Italy.
  • 15 February 2011: appearance on the TV program “Chi ricerca innova – curarsi in Trentino” (RAI3 Trentino).
  • 11-14 April 2011: organizer and speaker at the Science Festival “Apertamente”, University of Trento
  • Dec 2011 – Jan 2012: lecture courses for high school science teachers “Waiting for the Neuroscience Olympic Games 2012” organized by UniTN, UniTS and Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali, Trento.
  • 2012-2014: national coordinator of the “Neuroscience Olympic Games” (Italian phase of the International Brain Bee) for high school students (http://events.unitn.it/olimpiadi-neuroscienze).
  • 2012-present: organizer of the UniSTEM Day at UniTN, Trento, Italy.
  • Sept 2012: author of picture selected for the photo contest “Arte e Scienza”, Trieste, Italy.
  • October 20, 2012: invited speaker at the Science Festival “Scienzartambiente”, Pordenone, Italy.
  • Dec 2012 – Jan 2013: lecture courses for high school science teachers “Waiting for the Neuroscience Olympic Games 2013” organized by UniTN, UniTS and Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali, Trento.
  • 2013: biology and neurobiology lectures for high school students in various schools in Trento, Italy.
  • 12 June 2013: appearance on the TV program “Ipse dixit” dedicated to Neuroscience (RAI STORIA channel, conductor Viviana Kasam).
  • October 15, 2013: speaker at “Scienza dietro le quinte”, University of Trento.
  • October 25, 2013: speaker at “PensaTresversale”, University of Trento.
  • November 15-16, 2013: lecture courses for high school teachers “Waiting for the Neuroscience Olympic Games 2014” (Immaginario Scientifico Science Centre, Trieste, Italy).
  • Dec 2013 – Jan 2014: lecture courses for high school science teachers “Waiting for the Neuroscience Olympic Games 2014” organized by Museo Civico di Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy. Videos available at https://www.sperimentarea.tv/ondemand/aspettando-le-olimpiadi-delle-neuroscienze-yuri-bozzi-il-cervello-plastico-una-visione-dinsieme.
  • January 31, 2014: speaker at “PensaTresversale”, Liceo Rosmini, Trento.
  • 2014-2016: biology and neurobiology lectures for high school students in various schools of the Province of Trento.
  • March 16, 2014: invited speaker, Brain Forum, Milan, Italy: “Biological basis of autism” –video available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/90593268
  • March 18, 2014: invited speaker, Natural History Museum, Bolzano, Italy.
  • May 21, 2014: Science Museum, Trento (MUSE) “Vaccines and autism”.
  • October 12, 2014. RAI Tg1 Medicina (conductor Manuela Lucchini) – appearance in a TV report on autism research at the University of Trento.
  • 25 Sept 2015:  speaker at “Science Cafè”, UNITN Researchers’ Night, Trento, Italy.
  • Jan 2016: organizer and speaker, CLIL project on Biotechnologies (6 hours lectures + 4 hours lab module). Liceo Scientifico G. Galilei, Trento, Italy.
  • January – March 2016. Multimedial presentation “Neural Tracks – a musical journey inside the human brain”, at the “NEXUS” exposition on robotics, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Firenze, Italy (http://mostre.museogalileo.it/nexus/), in collaboration with Alessio Ghionzoli (electronic musician).
  • 27 November 2016. Multimedial presentation “In search of lost memories: an artistic journey through the brain”, in collaboration with Alessio Ghionzoli (electronic musician) and Luca Gasperoni (videomaker). Diffrazioni Festival, Firenze, Italy (www.diffrazionifestival.com).
  • 14 December 2016. Multimedial presentation “Tempus fugit - In search of lost memories: an artistic journey through the brain”, in collaboration with Alessio Ghionzoli (electronic musician) and Luca Gasperoni (videomaker). No Man’s Land – Art&Tech Night, Trento, Italy.
  • From January 4, 2017: member of “RagionevolMente” (non-profit association for Science dissemination, Trento/Bolzano, Italy).
  • Febr 2017: organizer and speaker, CLIL project on Neuroscience (6 hours lectures + 4 hours lab module). Liceo Classico Prati, Trento, Italy.
  • Febr 2017: speaker, Science Musem Trento (MUSE): Public conference for Darwin Day.
  • April 2017: speaker, round table on vaccines, ITT Buonarroti High School, Trento, Italy.
  • Sept. 29. Appearance on RAI3 radio “What do we know about autism” (conductor Francesca Mazzalai).
  • Sept 29, 2017. Speaker at Researchers’ Night, Trento, Italy.
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