Dr Lorenzo Magazzini

MEG Bioinformatic Officer

Research group:
Neuroscience
Email:
MagazziniL@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 208 70090
Location:
CUBRIC, Maindy Road

Research summary

My research interests focus on neuronal oscillations in the gamma frequency range. During my PhD, I developed a novel method to estimate the reliability of peak frequency measures obtained from visual cortex non-invasively with Magnetoencephalography (MEG). I investigated the changes in visual gamma oscillations induced by pharmacological manipulation of the GABAergic system and by modulation of cognitive functions such as spatial attention. I also investigated the inter-individual variability of the gamma oscillatory parameters in large samples of healthy individuals (100+), combining datasets recorded with different MEG systems at multiple MEG centres in the UK.

Currently, my work is aimed at establishing a multi-site database of normative MEG data (600+ individuals) collected across eight MEG laboratories in the UK, developing common analysis and management pipelines for mining this resource. This database will represent one of the largest and most valuable electrophysiological data cohorts to be freely available to the international research community.

Teaching summary

2016-present. Teaching support (journal clubs, Matlab courses, etc.) for the MSc programme in Neuroimaging Methods & Applications.
2015-2016. Level 1 Postgraduate Tutor.
2014-2015. Graduate Diploma Assistant.
2013-2014. Level 1 Postgraduate Tutor.

Selected publications (2014 onwards)

 

Full list of publications

 

Research topics and related papers

My research interests focus on neuronal oscillations in the gamma frequency range. During my PhD, I developed a novel method to estimate the reliability of peak frequency measures obtained from visual cortex non-invasively with Magnetoencephalography (MEG). I investigated the changes in visual gamma oscillations induced by pharmacological manipulation of the GABAergic system and by modulation of cognitive functions such as spatial attention. I also investigated the inter-individual variability of the gamma oscillatory parameters in large samples of healthy individuals (100+), combining datasets recorded with different MEG systems at multiple MEG centres in the UK.

Currently, my work is aimed at establishing a multi-site database of normative MEG data (600+ individuals) collected across eight MEG laboratories in the UK, developing common analysis and management pipelines for mining this resource. This database will represent one of the largest and most valuable electrophysiological data cohorts to be freely available to the international research community.

Funding

2016-2018. Research Associate in Multi-site MEG Data Cohort Management & Analysis, funded by the MRC UK MEG Partnership Grant (MR/K005464/1) “Building multi-site clinical research capacity in Magnetoencephalography (MEG)”.

2013-2016. PhD funded by CUBRIC and the School of Psychology at Cardiff University, together with an MRC Doctoral Training Grant (MR/K501086/1).

Research group

Neuroscience

Research collaborator

Professor Krish Singh

Undergraduate education

2007-2010. Bachelor Degree in Cognitive Psychological and Psychobiological Sciences, University of Padua, Italy.

Postgraduate education

2013-2016. PhD at CUBRIC, School of Psychology, Cardiff University.

2013 (Jan-Jun). Internship at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, Italy.

2010-2012. Master’s Degree in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, University of Padua, Italy.