Invited talks Session 1 – Monday 11th December – 09:00 – 11:00
Multimodal neuroimaging of network plasticity
Prof. Adrian Guggisberg, the director of the division of Neurorehabilitation of the University Hospital Bern has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of patients with acquired brain injury. Pr. Guggisberg has been a pioneer in the development and the application of modern imaging methods for the investigation of the neurophysiological underpinnings of neurological deficits and of brain plasticity. In particular, he has described network alterations in patients with acquired brain lesions as well as their relation to impairment and recovery. Based on new insights into brain repair, new non-invasive treatment approaches, such as neurofeedback and brain stimulation are applied and have yielded promising results.
University of Lübeck
How structural connectivity and disconnectivity informs about outcome courses after stroke
Dr. Philipp J Koch, graduated in Medicine in 2016 at the University Hospital Hamburg. His journey spans a postdoctoral tenure at EPFL, Laboratory of Friedhelm Hummel from 2016 to 2019, followed by his current position as a Resident & Clinician Scientist at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, since 2019. Dr. Koch’s work harmonizes academia and clinical practice, driving advancements in stroke neuroimaging
University of Padova
Insight from indirect disconnection methods on behavioral impairment and prognosis
Maurizio Corbetta is a neurologist interested in the organization of the brain, cognition, and neurological recovery following injuries. Corbetta has identified two brain networks associated with healthy attention and has provide a pathophysiological model of spatial neglect.
Corbetta has focused on understanding the functional organization of brain networks employing a combination of fMRI, electroencephalography (EEG), and magnetoencephalography (MEG).
Finally, Corbetta has shown that focal brain injuries can lead to widespread functional brain network abnormalities, which in turn explain behavioral deficits and recovery processes.
Maurizio Corbetta is Professor and Chair of Neurology at the University of Padova, and Emeritus Professor at the Washington University St.Louis. He is also the Founding Director of the Padova Neuroscience Center, a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to Systems, Computational, and Circuit Neuroscience. He is a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate, and member of the Academia dei Lincei. He serves as coordinator of the ERC Synergy project NEMESIS aimed at understanding the circuit mechanisms of stroke and their modulation through non-invasive stimulation, and he will coordinate clinical neuroscience research in EBRAINS.
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Anatomy shapes activity: graph signal processing to quantify structure-function relationships
After having received his PhD at Ghent University, Belgium in 2002, Professor Van De Ville continued his scientific career at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). In 2005, he became the group leader of the Signal Processing Unit at the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM). In 2009, his research activities led to a Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Currently, he is an associate professor of bioengineering at the Neuro-X Institute of the EPFL, and is affiliated to the Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics at the University of Geneva.
His laboratory has been focusing on extracting brain states from fMRI measurements using advanced modeling approaches based on network science and dynamical systems. His multidisciplinary work has allowed a better understanding of spontaneous activity and to establish new markers for cognition and clinical conditions. Recent work also includes neurofeedback using real-time fMRI.
He was a recipient of the Pfizer Research Award 2012, the NeuroImage Editors’ Award 2013, the NARSAD Independent Investigator Award 2014, and the Leenaards Foundation Award 2016. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2020 and of the EURASIP in 2023.