Connecting European Neuroscience

Ammassari-Teule, Martine

Chair, Schools Committee (2012 - 2013)

Curriculum Vitae

Administrative & organisational experience

International events:
- 31th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS) Rome, 29 September-2 October 1999
- Member of the Local Organising Committee of the 39th EBBS AGM,Trieste, 15-19 September 2009.
- Member of the Local Organising Committee of the 8th IBROWorld Congress, Florence, 14-18 July 2011

National events:
National Meeting of the Neuroscience Institute, Rome, 2006
Responsabilities as officer:
Member of the EBBS Committee (1998-2001)
General Secretary of the EBBS Committee (2002-2009)
Member of the Board of the Italian Society for Neuroscience (2004-2006).

Expertise in national or international training of students


FENS Summer School, OFIR 2007
IV European Research Conference :Neural Mechanisms of learning and Memory "Dynamics of tehTrace" Acquafredda di Maratea,
9-14 May, 1998
FENS/HertieWinter school, Kitzbuehel, December 12-19, 2004
European Synapse Summer School, Bordeaux 2-21 September 2007


Annual Course for graduate and post-graduate students (from 2007) "Training in Behavioural Neuroscience" Rome. Italy (supported by CNR).

Selected Publications

  • 1.Middei S, Roberto A, Berretta N, Panico MB, Lista S, Bernardi G,Mercuri NB,Ammassari-Teule M,Nisticò R. (2010) Learning discloses abnormal structural and functional plasticity at hippocampal synapses in the APP23 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Learn Mem. 17:236-240.
  • 2. Marchetti C,Tafi E, Middei S, Rubinacci MA, Restivo L,Ammassari-Teule M, Marie H. (2010) Synaptic adaptations of CA1 pyra-40 Elections of FENS Officers - July 2010 Elections of FENS Officers - July 2010 41 midal neurons induced by a highly effective combinational antidepressant therapy. Biol. Psychiatry. 15; 67:146-54.
  • 3. D'Amato FR, Zanettini C, Sgobio C, Sarli C, Carone V, Moles A,Ammassari-Teule M. Intensification of maternal care by double mothering boosts cognitive function and hippcoampal morphology in the adult offspring (2010) Hippocampus. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20087885
  • 4. Restivo L,Vetere G, Bontempi B,Ammassari-Teule M. (2009) The formation of recent and remote memory is associated with time-dependent formation of dendritic spines in the hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex. J Neurosci. 29:8206-14
  • 5. Restivo L,Tafi E,Ammassari-Teule M, Marie H. (2009) Viral-mediated expression of a constitutively active form of CREB in hippocampal neurons increases memory. Hippocampus. 19:228-34.
  • 6. Sgobio,C.,Trabalza,A., Spalloni,A.,Zona,C.,Carunchio, I.,Ammassari-Teule,M. (2008)Abnormal medial prefrontal cortex connectivity and defective fear extinction in the presymptomatic G93A SOD1 mouse model of ALS. Genes Brain Behav. 7:427-434
  • 7. Bellenchi, G. C., Gurniak, C. B., Perlas, E., Middei, S.,Ammassari-Teule, M.,Witke,W. (2007) N-cofilin is associated with neuronal migration disorders and cell cycle control in the cerebral cortex. Genes and Development, 15:2347-2357
  • 8. Restivo, L., Roman, F., Dumuis, A., Bockaert, J., Marchetti, E., Ammassari-Teule, M. (2008) The Promnesic Effect of G-protein-Coupled 5-HT(4) Receptors Activation Is Mediated by a Potentiation of Learning-Induced Spine Growth in the Mouse Hippocampus. Neuropsychopharmacology. 33:2427-2434
  • 9. Picconi, B., Passino, E., Sgobio, C., Bonsi, P., Barone, I.,Ghiglieri,V., Pisani,A., Bernardi,G.,Ammassari-Teule,M., Calabresi,M. (2006) Plastic and behavioural abnormalities in experimental Huttington's Disease: a critical role for cholinergic interneurons.
  • Neurobiology of Disease, 22:143-152.
  • 10. Restivo., L., Ferrari, F., Passino, E., Sgobio,A., Bock, J.,Oostra, B.A., Bagni, C.,Ammassari-Teule, M., (2005). Enrichment promotes behavioral and morphological recovery in a mouse model for the fragile-X syndrome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 102:11557-11562.

Ammassari-Teule, Martine

IRCCS Santa Lucia
Istituto di Psicobiologia e Psicofarmacologia
306, Via Ardeatina
00179 Roma