Prof. dr. med Manconi is the Head of the Service at the Sleep and Epilepsy Centre of the Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland. Mauro Manconi earned his medical degree (1997) at the University of Bologna (Italy) with honour, discussing a thesis on Central Alveolar Hypoventilation. He completed his specialization in Neurology (2002) at the University of Ferrara (Italy) with honour, discussing a thesis on Restless Syndrome and Pregnancy. He defended his PhD in Sleep Medicine (2005) at the University of Bologna (Italy) with honour on REM Behaviour Disorder.
For 10 years he served as clinical researcher at the Sleep Lab of Scientific Institute of San Raffaele, Milan (Italy).
Dr. Manconi served for 1 year as Visiting Professor at the Circadian Rodent Lab of the Wisconsin Medical College, Milwaukee (WI, USA), where he obtained the “Excellent in Sleep Research Award 2006 for his innovative and leading research activity in developing a pharmacogenetic rodent model for Restless Legs Syndrome.
He is currently involved in clinical and basic research in sleep field, with particular interest in sleep related motor disorders. He has written over 50 publications and 1 book and is member of various International Sleep Societies.