He moved to the field of neuroscience after a Master degree in electrical engineering (2002)
and a PhD in computer science (2006) at the Marche Polytechnic University (Italy). During
his first post-doc (2006-2009), he worked at the University of Chieti where he received
extensive training in the fields of computational, cognitive and translational neuroscience.
He was among the first scientists who used neuroimaging, in particular fMRI and MEG/EEG,
to investigate dynamic interactions between distant brain regions, i.e. brain connectivity. He
moved to the KU Leuven in 2009, after being granted a postdoctoral fellowship by the
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). At the KU Leuven, he worked on the study of brain
connectivity techniques in human and non-human primates. In 2012 he was jointly
appointed at the University of Oxford as independent research fellow and at ETH Zurich as
research group leader. He then established the Brain Imaging and Neural Dynamics (BIND)
group, aiming at better understanding the neural mechanisms underlying brain connectivity.
In 2015 he went back to Belgium to take up a prestigious Research Professorship at the KU
Leuven, and in 2018 he was appointed Scientific Director of the IRCCS San Camillo in Venice.
Dante Mantini has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals,
among which papers in high-impact factor journals like Science, Nature Methods and PNAS.
He has been invited speaker at prestigious research centers in Europe and America, and
serves as a reviewer for several journals and funding agencies.
Neuroinformatics; Neuroengineering techniques; Functional connectivity in the intact and diseased brain
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