Stefano Masoli holds a degree in Cellular Biology (1996 regulation – 5 years), a degree in neurobiology (new regulation – 2 years) and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. The scientific interest is the development of realistic computational models, with the main focus on the reconstruction of the Purkinje cell, one of the most complex neuron of the Central Neurvous System. The techniques used are the programming language Python and the simulator NEURON.Currently is working with the Human Brain Project (HBP) in the optimization, with genetic algorithm, of the Purkinje cell model to be used in the future complete cerebellar network.
Simona Tritto holds a degree in Biology and a PhD in Physiology. Her activity in the last 6 years was focused on the development of biomolecular and optogenetic techniques for the study of neural circuits and in the technical coordination of the Cerebellum Unit involved in the Human Brain Project. Techniques: RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, optogenetic (channelrhodopsin expression).