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Francesco Battaglia appointed as professor of Neuronal networks of Memory

Date of news: 11 February 2020

Francesco Battaglia has been appointed professor of Neuronal networks of Memory at the Faculty of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science at Radboud University with effect from 1 February 2020. Battaglia has been working as a researcher and Principal Investigator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior since 2013. His research focuses on memory and the impact of sleep on the brain.

P4-5 Francesco BattagliaFrancesco Battaglia (1970), born in Italy, received in 1994 his doctoraal degree in Physics – with honours – in from La Sapienza University in Rome. In 1998 he obtained his PhD - also with honours - in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience at the International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy.

Battaglia worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Neural Systems Memory and Aging Division of the University of Arizona; the CNRS Laboratory of Physiologie de la Perception and de l'Action, College de France; the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam and as a guest researcher at Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders (NERF) in Leuven, Belgium.

Francesco Battaglia received an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million in 2019 for research into a universal memory. He is working on a theory about the standard mode network in our brain that is crucial for our memory.