Jessica Mandrioli

University of Modena, Italy


Jessica Mandrioli graduated in the Medical School, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, with an M.D. degree in 2000 (110/110 cum laude). She is certified as a practicing physician in 2001. She got a postdegree from the University School of Neurology, Modena, Italy, in 2005 (110/110 cum laude). Dr. Mandrioli has been working as a Neurologist at the Department of Neuroscience, Neurology Unit, NOCSAE Hospital, Modena, Italy, since September 2000. Since 2007 she serves as the Chief of the Multidisciplinary Centre for Motor Neuron Diseases (MND) in Modena, Italy. Her main research fields are MND, neuroepidemiology, neurophysiology, and neuroimmunology. She is a Member of the Italian Neurological Society, the Italian Study Group on MND, the ITALSGEN Consortium (Italian Consortium for Genetic Studies on ALS), the Italian Neuroimmunology Society, the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on MND/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (WFN-ALS), and the Scientific Committee of the Italian ALS Association (AISLA). Mandrioli created and has been coordinating the population based registry of ALS in Modena since 2000 and the population-based registry of ALS in Emilia Romagna Region (4.4 million inhabitants) since 2009. This last registry collects data on patients followed-up in 17 Italian neurological centres. She carried epidemiological studies on ALS in Italy. Mandrioli took part, together with ITALSGEN Consortium, in several studies on genetics of ALS that lead to individuation of new causative genes for the disease and in several pharmacological clinical trials in ALS.

Biography Updated on 6 August 2013

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