Dr Matteo De Marco

Department of Neuroscience

Non-Clinical Lecturer in Neuroscience of Dementia

m.demarco@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 215 9106

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Dr Matteo De Marco
Department of Neuroscience
N floor, Room N152
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2JF
Profile

I completed my BSc studies in Psychology at the University of Trieste (Italy) in September 2006, and obtained a MSc in Neuropsychology at the same university in March 2009. I then joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Hull for my post-graduate studies.

I was awarded a Post-Graduate Certificate in Research Training in 2011 and completed a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield in December 2012. In the two-year period between 2013 and 2014 I worked as post-doctoral researcher at the IRCCS Fondazione San Camillo research hospital in Venice (Italy).

I moved back to Sheffield in December 2014 for a three-year post-doc within the Department of Neuroscience. In January 2018, finally, I was appointed to a lectureship.

Research interests
  • Circuital representation of cognitive function in healthy adults and in Alzheimer-related pathological ageing;
  • Stimulation-induced changes in cerebral connectivity;
  • Effect of genetic polymorphism on neural structure and function;
  • Classificatory accuracy of machine-learning algorithms for the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment;
  • Biological correlates of volumetric MRI indices.

Current projects

  • Home-based cognitive training in early stage Alzheimer’s disease with the use of a tablet: A feasibility study", as P.I. in collaboration with Annalena Venneri and Riccardo Manca (Department of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield) and Khymeia Group
  • Defining risk for conversion to dementia for patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment using an index of semantic memory and ApoE genotype", as P.I. in collaboration with Annalena Venneri (Department of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield) and Ptolemaios Sarrigiannis (Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals).
  • A quantitative EEG project to detect dysfunction of cerebellar modulation on specific neocortical areas. Can we identify the immune ataxias?", as Co.I. in collaboration with Ptolemaios Sarrigiannis (Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals), Marios Hadjivassiliou (Sheffield Ataxia Centre, Sheffield teaching Hospitals), Annalena Venneri (Department of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield) and Nigel Hoggard (Academic Unit of Radiology, University of Sheffield).
  • A Randomized Pivotal Study of RenewTM NCP-5 for the Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment due to Alzheimer's Disease or Mild Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type" as Co.I. at the Sheffield centre in collaboration with Annalena Venneri (Department of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield)
  • European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia Consortium (EPAD)" as Co.I. at the Sheffield centre in collaboration with Annalena Venneri (Department of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield)
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • De Marco M & Venneri A (2018) Brain Morphometry: Alzheimer’s Disease, Neuromethods (pp. 217-240). Springer New York View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Marco M & Venneri A (2015) Ethical issues in the use of information and communication technologies in the health care of patients with neurological disorders, Neuro-Rehabilitation with Brain Interface (pp. 121-141). RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

Teaching interests
  • I regularly contribute to the University teaching programme for MSc students with lectures on research methodology and basic principles of neuroimaging and data analysis.
  • I supervise post-graduate students as part of their MSc thesis projects, and, at the moment, I am co-supervisor of four PhD students.
Professional activities

I contribute as Reviewer to the editorial process of peer-reviewed manuscripts submitted to neuroscience journals.