Francesco Lacquaniti#


Francesco Lacquaniti
Email:lacquaniti 'at' caspur.it
Membership Number:3204
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:flacquaniti
Elected:2012


Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999-present, Chairman of the Center for Space Bio-Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
  • 1997-present, Full Professor of Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
  • 1994-present, Director, Department of Neuromotor Physiology, Scientific Institute Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome.
  • 1994-97, Full Professor of Physiology and Chairman of the Institute of Human Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Cagliari.
  • 1986-93, Contract Professor in Neurophysiology, Medical Faculty, University of Milan.
  • 1984-85, Visiting Professor, Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
  • 1982-94, Research Staff Scientist and Acting Chairman, Institute of Physiology of Neural Centres, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Milan.
  • 1979-81, Research Fellow, Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
  • 1977-79, Research Fellow, Neurological Clinic, University of Turin.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuroscience
  • Gait and Posture
  • Space physiology

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2010 Keynote Lecture at the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Aalborg (Denmark)
  • 2010-present Appointed to the Editorial board, Frontiers in Exercise Physiology
  • 2008-present Appointed Member of the Advisory Board of the Werner Reichardt Excellence Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), Tubingen (Germany)
  • 2007 Keynote Lecture at the International Society of Gait and Posture Research (ISPGR), Vermont (USA)
  • 2006-2010 Appointed Member of the Scientific Committee of HFSP (Human Frontier Science Programme), Strasbourg (France)
  • 2006 Lifetime achievement for Space Biomedicine, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
  • 2004-07 Elected Member of the Executive Committee of SINS (Italian Society of Neurosciences)
  • 2003-2004 Appointed Member of the Review Committee of HFSP (Human Frontier Science Programme), Strasbourg (France)
  • 2001-05, Appointed Member of the Schools Committee of FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies)
  • 2000, Chair de Professeur invitè, Public lectures "Cours sur Le Mouvement", Collège de France, Paris.
  • 2000-present, Appointed Section Editor, Experimental Brain Research
  • 1996-99, Appointed Member of the Neurosciences Team for Human Space Flight of European Space Agency
  • 1995-2006 Appointed Field Editor, Pflügers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology
  • 1994-2004 Appointed Editor, Journal of Motor Behavior
  • 1985 Best national researcher award, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

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