Paolo Tinuper graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy and trained at the Neurological Institute of Bologna under Professor E. Lugaresi. He spent two years at the Marseille School with Professor H. Gastaut where he focused on clinical and EEG research on the semeiological aspects of epileptic seizures. Later, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Montreal Neurological Institute working with Dr. F. Andermann, gaining further expertise on the presurgical evaluation of drug-resistant epilepsies and reviewing the indications and results of functional hemispherectomies performed at the MNI. Moreover, he is an Associate Professor of neurology at the University of Bologna, in charge of the Epilepsy Center and the EEG laboratory of the Department of Neurological Sciences. Tinuper has been the President of the Italian League against Epilepsy since 2005 and a Certified Trainer of the European Epilepsy Academy. He was awarded of the title of the Ambassador for Epilepsy in 2007. Furthermore, he is involved in teaching epileptology and clinical neurophysiology in undergraduate and postgraduate university courses and in national courses. He was appointed by the University of Bologna to coordinate the project on Epilepsy and Child Neurology at the University of Makerere in Uganda, where he installed an EEG laboratory and trained doctors and healthcare staff. He is the author of many scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals. His main scientific interests include the semeiological and neurophysiological aspects of epileptic seizures among which he has focused on epileptic drop attacks, arythmogenic seizures, and epilepsies with seizures during sleep. He is interested in the prognosis of epileptic syndromes particularly regarding the outcome after drug withdrawal and in the presurgical evaluation of drug-resistant epilepsies. More recently, he has contributed to the clinical, neurophysiological, and genetic definition of epilepsies with auditory symptoms.
Biography Updated on 7 July 2009