Scientifc Director, IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, Italy, Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pisa
Giovanni Cioni is Full Professor of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Italy. He obtained laurea cum laude, University of Florence, School of Medicine, and Specializations in Child Neurology and Psychiatry and in Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pisa.
He also received special training in Neonatal Neurology at the University of Groningen, with Heinz Prechtl, and training in child neurology and rehabilitation in many Centres in Europe. He is currently Scientific Director of IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, National Biomedical Research Hospital for neurodevelopmental disorders, Director of PhD Programme in Neuroscience, and of the School of Specialization in Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pisa.
His has a special interest in brain plasticity in relation to neurodevelopmental disorders (human and mouse models) and early intervention; neuroimaging techniques (including Ultra High Field MR) and application to child neurology; new approaches to neurological evaluation of newborns and young infants; Short- and long-term follow-up of the newborn at risk for neurological damage; Central visual disorders in children.
Video recorded during the Pisa Summer School on July 15, 2019