Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna (AUSL-ISNB)

Project Coordination

Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di BolognaAUSL-ISNB is a 120-bed medical Institution created by the integration of the Neuroscience Department of the Bologna Local Health Trust and the Neurology Clinic of the University of Bologna and it includes Clinics and Services of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Neurorehabilitation, Neurophysiology, Neuropathology, Neurogenetics, Neuropharmacology and Neuropsychology. AUSL-ISNB has been recognized in 2011 by the Italian Minister of Health as an “Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS)”, i.e. a medical Institution of excellence, particularly dedicated to biomedical and health system research. Its main research fields include neurodegenerative and mitochondrial pathologies, movement and sleep disorders, neuromuscular pathologies, pathologies of the autonomic nervous system, headaches,  epilepsies, epidemiology of neurological diseases and innovative aspects of neurosurgical and neuroimaging procedures.

Claudio Franceschi

Claudio Franceschi


Claudio Franceschi is Professor of Immunology at the AUSL-ISNB. He pioneered the studies on centenarians and extensively contributed to the knowledge of the biology and genetic of human aging and longevity. He has coordinated many national and large EU-funded projects on the biological basis of healthy ageing/longevity and major age-related diseases and has received national and international awards. He is author of over 600 peer-reviewed articles.



Prof. Claudio Franceschi
IRCCS, Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna
Via Altura, n 3, 40139 Bologna
Ph: +39 051 4996075
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