Franca Tecchio was born and grew up in Milan in a serious and work lover environment, and considered Rome her adoptive city, fascinated from the fatalistic and intuitive approach. Graduated in Physics, she is Senior Staff Researcher at the National Research Council (Cnr), where she leads the Let’s - Laboratory of Electrophysiology for Translational neuroScience, active at Gemelli Hospital, after 18 years at Fatebenefratelli Hospital.
With magneto- and electro encephalo- and myo-graphy (MEG, EEG, EMG) and non-invasive neuromodulation techniques that modify neuronal electrical activity, Let’s develops methods of brain complexity analysis and therapeutic interventions via precision Electroceuticals.
Among the 10 most active Italian researchers in Clinical Neurology on ‘La Repubblica Salute’ (2003), in 2016 she contributes to an article on neuromodulation in ‘Il Venerdì di Repubblica’, one of the most read weekly magazines in Italy. PI of 32 projects funded, Peer-Review for 26 international journals, Expert evaluator of 18 European funding requests (including 1 ERC), Associate Editor of Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience (2008-2018) and of Fractal and Network Physiology, a specialty section within Frontiers in Physiology and Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (2020), Chairwoman in 10 and Speaker in 54 International congresses and 14 meetings for European projects.
Organizer and Chairwomanship in Symposia: CP MEGMRI Brainstorming workshop ‘The dream you can realize through the hybrid MEGMRI system: identifying the 'killer application' of the new-generation scanner.’, invited speakers N Logothetis, M Caulo, M Tosetti, PM Rossini, G Rizzolatti. HBM2006 Florence, Italy, ‘Neuromodulation to Promote Recovery from Stroke: are there neuroimaging markers to direct adjunctive interventions?’, invited speakers M Corbetta, L Cohen, A Pascual-Leone.
Invited speaker in 18 International Congresses and Seminars, European Project speaker in 14 kickoff, monthly or review meetings.
Director of studies of 10 PhD students, 5 International or National Internships and 13 graduate students. Discussant 1 PhD student at Delft University, The Netherlands. Master Students)
precision Electroceuticals (Top10Tech by World Economic Forum 2018)
personalized non-invasive neuromodulation, transcranial magnetic and electric stimulation (TMS, tES with transcranial Individual neuroDynamics Stimulation, tIDS)
non-invasive electrophysiology, magneto- and electro-encephalography and -myography (MEG, EEG, EMG), fractal dimension, Functional Source Separation (FSS)
neurodynamics diseases, fatigue in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke recovery, depression
participatory medicine, home treatments, clinical biomarkers, tailored therapy, telemedicine, hybrid technology, wearable interactive devices [WIDe] wearable communication devices [WeCoD]
network physiology, feedback-synchrony-plasticity [FeeSyCi], morphology