The technical staff can help the students by assisting them for specific parts of their projects, providing high-level technical competence and direct on-field experience. They are also responsible for keeping routine tasks which are essential to the experimental activities.

Neurobiology Technician




  • Control of common instruments
  • Users training: instruments and cell biology techniques
  • Cryopreservation of cell lines
  • Store management 
  • Support to the scientific Buyer
Scientific buyer




Jessica Franzot

Mechatronics technician




  • Development of experimental set-ups
  • CAD and CAM design
  • Rapid prototyping with 3D and CNC instruments
  • Training and support in CAD/CAM programming techniques
Neurobiology Technician




  • Users training
  • Control of microscopies and cryostats
  • Immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence techniques
Neurobiology Technician




  • Preparation of primary and organotypic cultures
  • Users training in primary and organotypic culture techniques
  • Technical-scientific referent for the activities of the animal house facility (equipment and contacts with OPBA)
Technical coordinator




  • Management of technical staff
  • General maintenance in the laboratories
Workshop technician





  • Maintenance of set-ups for electrophysiology 
  • Design and construction of electronic devices
  • Inspection and repairs of lab equipment
  • Mechanical and carpentry works
Neurobiology Technician - Health & Safety




30% of work time dedicated to Health and Safety.

Human laboratories technician




Cognitive neuroscience research can take advantage of several methods to investigate human behavior and the underlying brain processes. The increasingly complex methods impose a fast pace to be updated with the refirement of established techniques and with new methodological improvements for data collection and analysis. 

My research focuses on implementing and developing new methods in support of the scientific research programs carried out at the SISSA, with a particular focus to TMS, EEG, and fMRI. I am also interested in multi-modal approaches (i.e., TMS-EEG co-registration) to offer new tools and prospects in cognitive neuroscience.

As a key part of my role, I manage the human laboratories of the Neuroscience sector and assist the Cognitive Neuroscience groups with experimental design, data analysis and Matlab programming.

Mechatronics technician





Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field where multiple knowledge about mechanics, electronics, informatics and state-of-the-art technology and science merges together.

My role is to design experimental setups, speaking with the experimenters and helping them translating their ideas into real projects.