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Monica Frega

Former UNIGE PhD Student

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Miscellaneous Information

In December 2007, Monica Frega graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Genova (Italy).

In March 2010, she got the Master Degree in Bioengineering (110/110 summa cum laude) at the University of Genova.

Since 2011, she has been a PhD student in Bioengineering at the University of Genova.

Research Highlights

Journal paper

Frega M, Pasquale V, Tedesco M, Marcoli M, Contestabile A, Nanni M, Bonzano L, Maura G and Chiappalone M (2011). Cortical cultures coupled to Micro-Electrode Arrays: a novel approach to perform in vitro excitotoxicity testing. Neurotoxicology and Teratology (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071).34, 116-127.

Conference proceedings

8th International Meeting on Substrate-Integrated Microelectrode Arrays (SIMEA 2012), Reutlingen (Germany).

M. Frega, M. Tedesco, P. Massobrio, M. Pesce, S. Martinoia. 3D neuronal networks coupled to Micro-Electrode Arrays: an innovative in vitro experimental model to study network dynamics.

Research Interests

  • In vitro brain models
  • Three-dimensional neuronal networks
  • Signal processing of multi-channel extracellular recordings
  • Synaptic plasticity studies on dissociated cultured neuronal networks

Projects

Monica Frega worked within the San Paolo Project (2009-2012, Italian grant) "Molecular mechanisms and structural changes required for memory persistence: from invertebrates to mammals".

Teaching activity

Supervision Responsibilities

Bachelor students: Iandolo Riccardo (2011), Piazza Simonluca (2011), Nava Irene (2011), Mostes Massimiliano (2013), Ardonetto Antonella (2013), Scarsi Francesca (2013), Galluccio Martina (2013), Bruzzone Arianna (2013).

Most relevant publications

Frega M, Pasquale V, Tedesco M, Marcoli M, Contestabile A, Nanni M, Bonzano L, Maura G and Chiappalone M (2011). Cortical cultures coupled to Micro-Electrode Arrays: a novel approach to perform in vitro excitotoxicity testing. Neurotoxicology and Teratology (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071).34, 116-127.

 

 

 

 

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The BrainBow project acknowledges the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET-Open grant number: FP7-284772.

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