Gianluigi Zanusso

Foto personale,  September 9, 2017
Position
Associate Professor
Sections
Neuropathology Section
Academic sector
MED/26 - NEUROLOGY
Research sector (ERC)
LS5_11 - Neurological disorders (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease)

Telephone
+39 0458124285
Fax
+39 0458027492
E-mail
gianluigi|zanusso*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.

Office Hours

Monday, Hours 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM,  

Curriculum

I am a neurologist who was trained in research studying prion diseases. At present, my research activity includes all neurodegenerative diseases due to protein misfolding. In particular, Alzheimer's disease, alpha-synucleinopathies and tauopathies. The main focus is to provide an intra vitam molecular diagnosis of these disorders using oligomeric seeding assays such as RT-QuIC, as already done in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Diagnostic techniques currently in use in our laboratory include biochemical analyses and Real-Time Quaking Induced Conversion assay (RT-QuIC).

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 78.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Verona) Chronic clinical nursing care [Matricole dispari] (2018/2019)   8    NEUROLOGIA
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2018/2019)   6    NEUROLOGIA
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2018/2019)   7  eLearning 0.5  NEUROLOGIA CLINICA (Lezioni di Neurologia)
0.5  NEUROLOGIA CLINICA [Gruppo Prof. Zanusso] (Esercitazioni di Neurologia)
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Verona) Chronic clinical nursing care [Matricole dispari] (2017/2018)   8  eLearning NEUROLOGIA
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2017/2018)   6  eLearning NEUROLOGIA
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2017/2018)   7  eLearning 0.5  NEUROLOGIA (Lezioni di Neurologia)
0.5  NEUROLOGIA [Gruppo Prof. Zanusso] (Esercitazioni di Neurologia)
Corso di Perfezionamento in Management assistenziale e riabilitativo della persona con demenza I disturbi comportamentali: strategie per minimizzare le risposte comportamentali e di supporto al caregiver (2017/2018)   5    INTERVENTI TERAPEUTICI DEI DISTURBI COMPORTAMENTALI
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Verona) Chronic clinical nursing care [Matricole dispari] (2016/2017)   8    NEUROLOGIA
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2016/2017)   6    NEUROLOGIA
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2016/2017)   7  eLearning 0.5  NEUROLOGIA (Lezioni di Neurologia)
0.5  NEUROLOGIA [Gruppo Prof. Zanusso] (Esercitazioni di Neurologia)
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2016/2017)   1    0.33 
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 1 (2016/2017)   47    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 2 (2016/2017)   48    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 3 (2016/2017)   54    1.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 4 (2016/2017)   31    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine Neurologia 4 (2016/2017)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 4 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2016/2017)   27    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine Neurologia 5 (discipline elettive) (2016/2017)   3    0.75 
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 5 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2016/2017)   38    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Verona) Chronic clinical nursing care [Matricole dispari] (2015/2016)   8    NEUROLOGIA
Master's degree in Bioinformatics and Medical Biotechnology Neurology (2015/2016)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2015/2016)   6    NEUROLOGIA
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2015/2016)   7    0.5  NEUROLOGIA [Gruppo Prof. Zanusso] (Esercitazioni di Neurologia)
0.5  NEUROLOGIA (Lezioni di Neurologia)
0.5  NEUROLOGIA [Gruppo Prof. Zanusso] (Seminari di Neurologia)
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2015/2016)   1    0.33 
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 1 (2015/2016)   47    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 2 (2015/2016)   48    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 3 (2015/2016)   54    1.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine Neurologia 4 (2015/2016)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 4 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2015/2016)   27    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine Neurologia 5 (discipline elettive) (2015/2016)   3    0.75 
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 5 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2015/2016)   38    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science in Healthcare Professions Clinical and organizational progress in rehabilitation context (2014/2015)   9    PROGRESSI IN AMBITO DELLE NEUROSCIENZE
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Rovereto) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2014/2015)   6    NEUROFISIOPATOLOGIA E SEMEIOTICA NEUROLOGICA
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2014/2015)   1    0.33 
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 1 (2014/2015)   47    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 2 (2014/2015)   48    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine Neurologia 4 (2014/2015)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 4 (2014/2015)   31    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 4 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2014/2015)   27    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine Neurologia 5 (discipline elettive) (2014/2015)   3    0.75 
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 5 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2014/2015)   38    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Legnago) Chronic clinical nursing care (2013/2014)   9    NEUROLOGIA
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Rovereto) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2013/2014)   6    NEUROFISIOPATOLOGIA E SEMEIOTICA NEUROLOGICA
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 2 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2013/2014)   34    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine Neurologia 4 (2013/2014)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 4 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2013/2014)   27    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 5 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2013/2014)   38    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Rovereto) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2012/2013)   6    NEUROFISIOPATOLOGIA E SEMEIOTICA NEUROLOGICA
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2012/2013)   6  eLearning 0.5  SEMINARI [Gruppo Dott. Zanusso]
0.5  ATTIVITÀ PRATICA DI NEUROLOGIA [Gruppo Dott. Zanusso]
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 2 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2012/2013)   34    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia 5 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2012/2013)   38    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Legnago) Chronic clinical nursing care (2011/2012)   8    NEUROLOGIA
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2011/2012)   6    0.5  SEMINARI [Gruppo Dott. Zanusso]
0.5  ATTIVITÀ PRATICA DI NEUROLOGIA [Gruppo Dott. Zanusso]
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia (2°anno - DISCIPLINE SPECIFICHE DELLA TIPOLOGIA - Didattica Frontale) (2011/2012)   2    0.5 
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2010/2011)   6    0.25  SEMINARI [Gruppo 4]
0.5  ATTIVITÀ PRATICA DI NEUROLOGIA [Gruppo Dott. Zanusso]
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia (2°anno - DISCIPLINE SPECIFICHE DELLA TIPOLOGIA - Didattica Frontale) (2010/2011)   2    0.5 
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2009/2010)   6    0.5  SEMINARI [Gruppo Dott. Zanusso]
0.5  ATTIVITÀ PRATICA DI NEUROLOGIA [Gruppo Dott. Zanusso]
Postgraduate Specialisation in Vascular Surgery Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2009/2010)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia (2°anno - DISCIPLINE SPECIFICHE DELLA TIPOLOGIA - Didattica Frontale) (2009/2010)   2   
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2008/2009)   6    0.5  Attività pratica di Neurologia
0.5  Seminari [Gruppo Dott. Zanusso]
School of Specialisation in Neurology Neurologia (Semeiotica clinica) (2008/2009)   40    40 
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2007/2008)   6    0.5  Attività pratica di Neurologia
0.1  Seminari
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2006/2007)   6    0.5  Attività pratica di Neurologia
0.1  Seminari
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2005/2006)   6    0.5  Attività pratica di Neurologia
0.5  Seminari
Specialized Degree in Medicine and Surgery (one cycle) Neurology Coordinator: Monaco Salvatore (2004/2005)   4.4     

 
Skills
Topic Description Research area
Neurodegenerative Diseases Identification of oligomeric forms of specific proteins (prion protein, alpha-synuclein, amyloid-beta and tau) involved in pathogenic mechanisms in patients affected with neurodegenerative disorders. Neurosciences - Neurosciences
Projects
Title Starting date
RT-QuIC assay on olfactory brushings in asymptomatic carriers of E200K PRNP mutation: An explorative study for establishing when a preventive therapy should be started. 4/1/17
Ultrasensitive diagnostic test for degenerative dementias based on amplification of peripheral disease-specific biomarkers from the olfactory mucosa Bando di Ricerca Finalizzata e Giovani Ricercatori 2013, Area “Giovani Ricercatori”, del Ministero della Salute 7/1/16
Multi-center evaluation of improved RT-QuIC diagnostic assays for Creutzfeldt-Jakob and other human prion diseases 1/31/16
JP 2014. GENERATING A NOVEL NASAL SWAB ASSAY KIT FOR AN EFFICIENT OLFACTORY NEURON SAMPLING AND PRESERVATION 10/10/14
Olfactory mucosa brushing coupled with RT-QuIC: a potential and innovative test for intravital definite diagnosis of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease 1/1/14
JPND Biomarkapd 11/1/12
Trasmissione sperimentale della BSE (ceppo italiano) e della BASE al bovino: osservazione clinica, studio della patogenesi, caratterizzazione biochimica dei ceppi,ricerca in “vivo” della PrPres a scopo diagnostico ed allestimento di un parco campioni disponibili per la ricerca nazionale:fase conclusiva. 10/9/12
The novel emergence of atypical animal and human TSEs. A clinical pathological, molecular and experimental approach to define interspecies similarities and strain connections. 12/1/11
Un approccio multidisciplinare per lo studio e la caratterizzazione delle forme tipiche ed atipiche di TSE 6/3/10
Valutazione del rischio teorico di trasmissione della Malattia di Creutzfeldt-Jakob attraverso plasmaderivati in Italia 12/1/09
Valutazione dei dossier - Transmissible spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) 7/3/09
Sviluppo di un immunoassay per la diagnosi di laboratorio delle TSE 7/1/05
Progetto NEUROPRION (FOOD-CT-04506579 NOE CEAFAR) finanziato dalla Comunità Europea nell’ambito del VI Programma Quadro: 1/1/05
Ricerca di fattori endogeni o esogeni specifici dell’infezione nel liquor di pazienti affetti da TSE. 11/27/02
Caratterizzazione dei ceppi italiani di BSE e Scrapie mediante trasmissione primaria. 7/1/02
Studio del sistema olfattivo nella malattia di Creutzfeld-Jakob 7/1/02
Coinvolgimento del sistema olfattorio nella malattia di Creutzfeldt-Jakob sporadica. 1/1/02
Trasmissione sperimentale della BSE (ceppo italiano) e della Base al bovino: osservazione clinica, studio della patogenesi, caratterizzazione biochimica dei ceppi, ricerca “in vivo” della PrPres a scopo diagnostico ed allestimento di un parco campioni disponibili per la ricerca nazionale 1/1/02
Patogenesi della BSE e della scrapie: studio comparativo neuropatologico ed immunobiochimico dei casi di BSE e Scrapie italiana. 11/13/01
Scrapie: applicazione e valutazione di nuovi test diagnostici e di caratterizzazione dei ceppi. 7/1/01




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