Dr Camillo Porcaro
Visiting Researcher

  • Email: camillo.porcaro@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: (+44) 191 208 3869
  • Address: Istitute of Neuroscience
    Newcastle University, Medical School
    Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE2 4HH

Qualifications

2008 Ph.D in “Functional Neuroimaging: from cells to systems” at the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB), University of Chieti, Italy (with honors).
2004 Master in "Bank, Insurance and Finance Management". Faculty of Economics of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy.
2001 Computer Science Degree. Faculty of Science, Mathematics, Physics and Natural of the University of Rome "La Sapienza”, Italy.

Previous Positions

2011-2012 Honorary Research Fellow at School of Psychology, Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK.   

2008-2010 Research Fellow at School of Psychology, Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK.   

2008 Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB), University of Chieti, Italy.

2008 Ph.D in “Functional Neuroimaging: from cells to systems” at the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB), University of Chieti, Italy (with honours).

2006-2007 Visiting Research Fellow, Aston University, Birmingham UK.

2001-2007 Research Fellow AFaR- ISTC-CNR

Memberships

2011       Member of British Neuroscience Association (BNA)
2009-12  Member of Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
2010       Member of Italian Society for Clinic Neurophysiology (SINC)
2009       Member of Italian Association of Psychology (AIP)

Honours and Awards

2010 Best Poster at ICCN 2010 28 October - 1 November, Kobe, Japan.

2010 International Federation Of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) - Fellowship to attend the International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology -ICCN2010Award –
2008 Research Award – AFaR (Association for research Fatebenefratelli)

Research Interests

Neural source identification from electrophysiological non-invasive recordings; MEG-EEG/fMRI Integration; Logical Reasoning and Neuroscience; Functional Connectivity by MultiVariate AutoRegressive Model (MVAR); Fetal Magnetocardiography and Fetal Magnetoencephalography;

Esteem Indicators

Editorial Board Activity

2012-present      Journal of Computational Medicine.

2012-present     Scientifica (Neuroscience section).

2011-2015         World Journal of Translational Medicine. 

2011-2015         World Journal of Neurology. 

2010-present     Journal of Signal and Information Processing.        

Funding

Funding Awards (As a Principal Investigator):

2010       International Joint Project 2010/R1 - Royal Society Travel Grant. ‘The key movement controllers: an EEG/fMRI study of the hand network dynamics’ £12000.

2010      Cutting Edge ‘Developing a Protocol for Analyzing EEG Data from Speech Production Studies’. Birmingham University, Birmingham UK. £7454

2010      FIS/07 ‘The neural basis of human fluid intelligence: application of advanced methods for fMRI-EEG integration’. Chieti University, Chieti, Italy. €12000.

Funding Award (as External Collaborator):

2011       Supported by FISM - Fondazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla (€30000), Research Grant ‘Fatigue Relief in Multiple Sclerosis by Neuromodulation: a transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Intervention’. [FaMuSNe].

2010       Supported by FISM - Fondazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla – 2010 ‘Fatigue Relief in Multiple Sclerosis by Neuromodulation: a transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Intervention’. [FaMuSNe]. €30000

2009       Supported by FISM - Fondazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla – 2009 Cod.2009/R/23 'Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: is there a neuroanatomic and functional profile?’[FaMuS]. €60000.

Funding Awards (as Co-Investigator):

2006-2008 Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), Projects of Relevant National Interest (PRIN), ‘Reorganization of the sensory and motor cortices in selective lesions of the I and II motor neuron, motor neuropathies, sensory neuropathies and myopathies. Integrated study on neurophysiology and neuroimaging.’ [2005063547].

2006-2008 Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), Projects of Relevant National Interest (PRIN), ‘Multimodal integration of structural and functional imaging for the study of cerebral connectivity’. [2005027850].

2006             European Space Agency (ESA-ARIADNA), ‘Non invasive brain-machine interfaces’ (AO/1-4919/05/NL/HE, study id 05/6402).

2001-2003    Ministry of Health-IRCCS Fondazione Istituto Neurologico C. Mondino, Research grant ‘Central and pheripheral mechanism of muscle fatigue: physiological and pathological features’. [B06].