Lamberto Maffei#

Lamberto Maffei
Membership Number:348
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions
  • Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa
  • 2001 - 2008 Director of the CNR Institute of Neuroscience
  • 1988 - 2008 Professor of Neurobiology and Director of the laboratory of the same name Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa
  • 1980 - 2001 Director of the Neurophysiology Institute of the National Research Council of Pisa

Fields of Scholarship
  • Development and plasticity of the mammalian cortex
  • Role of spontaneous discharge in prenatal development
  • Importance of neural growth factors for plasticity

Honours and Awards
  • 10 June 2009 - 1 August 2015 President of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1 August 2015: Vice-president of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • 1965 Award of the Italian Society of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology (together with Giacomo Rizzolatti)
  • 1975 Golgi Prize of the National Academy of the Lincei for neurophysiology
  • 1976 Giuseppe Giannuzzi Prize for studies on the nervous system
  • 1979 Feltrinelli Prize for Medicine
  • 1995 Golgi Gold Medal for neuroscience from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • 2009 Atena International Award for neurodegenerative diseases, Rome
  • 2009 Delfini d'Argento Award, a life for science, Cascina
  • 2011 Campano d'oro, University of Pisa
  • 2011 Sante De Santis award, for the volume "The freedom to be different"
  • 2012 Scanno Award for Values promoted by the Tanturri Foundation
  • 2013 Eureka Prize for Technological Innovation promoted by the "Culture and Science" Association with the Ministry of Education, University and Research
  • 2015 "Città delle Rose" non-fiction award, 13th edition.
  • 2014 Knight of the Grand Cross of Merit of the Italian Republic
  • 2015 Gold Medal of the G.B. Foundation Bietti for the study and research in Ophthalmology

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