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Margherita Castronovo, PhD

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Margherita Castronovo received the PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Bologna in 2014 and a MSc degree in Electronics from Roma Tre University in 2010, defending the thesis "Development of a biomechanical model for the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) of the upper limb" carried out at the Biomechanical Institute of Valencia. Her main research interests are focused on modelling motor unit behaviour under fatiguing conditions, motor control strategies and evaluation of performance in sport. She's also assisted BioLab³ research and teaching activities in the Department of Applied Electronics at Roma Tre University. She is now a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering of Gottingen, Germany.

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EU-FP7 Program FP7-ICT-2007-2 Project #224051: "TREMOR — An ambulatory BCI-driven tremor suppression system based on functional electrical stimulation" (2008-2011)

List of Publications

Publications on International Journals
[J1] C. De Marchis, G. Severini, A.M. Castronovo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Intermuscular coherence contributions in synergistic muscles during pedaling. Experimental Brain Research, 233(6): 1907-1919, 2015
[J2] AM. Castronovo, F. Negro, S. Conforto, D. Farina. The proportion of common synaptic input to motor neurons increases with an increase in net excitatory input. Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(11): 1337-1346, 2015
[J3] C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, A.M. Castronovo, T. D'Alessio, S. Conforto. Feedback of mechanical effectiveness induces adaptations in motor modules during cycling. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7(35): 1-12, 2013
[J4] A.M. Castronovo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, T. D'Alessio. How to assess performance in cycling: the multivariate nature of influencing factors and related indicators. Frontiers in Physiology, 4(116): 1-10, 2013
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of International Conferences
[C1] S. Conforto, A.M. Castronovo, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, M. Bertollo, C. Robazza, S. Comani, T. D'Alessio. The Fatigue Vector: A New Bi-dimensional Parameter for Muscular Fatigue Analysis. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, Sevilla, Spain: September 25-28, 2013
[C2] S. Comani, S. Di Fronso, E. Filho, A. M. Castronovo, M. Schmid, L. Bortoli, S. Conforto, C. Robazza, M. Bertollo. Attentional Focus and Functional Connectivity in Cycling: An EEG Case Study. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, Sevilla, Spain: September 25-28, 2013
[C3] A.M. Castronovo, F. Negro, T. D'Alessio, D. Farina. Coherence between motor unit spike trains increases during sustained fatiguing contractions of the tibialis anterior muscle. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA USA: November 9-13, 2013
[C4] A.M. Castronovo, C. De Marchis, G. Severini, D. Bibbo, T. D'Alessio. Electromyographic features for the characterization of task failure during submaximal cycling. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing, China: May 26-31, 2012
[C5] A.M. Castronovo, C. De Marchis, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Neuromuscular Adaptations during Submaximal Prolonged Cycling. Proceedings of the 34th IEEE-EMBS Conference, San Diego: 28 Aug - 1 Sep, 2012
[C6] C. De Marchis, A.M. Castronovo, D. Bibbo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Muscle Synergies are Consistent when Pedaling under Different Biomechanical Demands. Proceedings of the 34th IEEE-EMBS Conference, San Diego: 28 Aug - 1 Sep, 2012
[C7] J. Belda-Lois, M. Castronovo, S. Conforto, J. Laparra-Hernández, I. Bermejo. On the identification of a model for control of FES tremor suppression. Proceedings of the XVIII ISEK Congress, Aalborg, Denmark: June 16-19, 2010
[C8] F.Aloise, I.Lasorsa, F.Schettini, AM. Brouwer, A.M. Castronovo, D.Mattia, F.Babiloni, S.Salinari, M.G. Marciani, F.Cincotti. Multimodal stimulation for a P-300 based. Neuromath Workshop, Rome, Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS: December 4-5, 2007
Contributions on Proceedings of National Congresses
[PN1] C. De Marchis, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, A.M. Castronovo, S. Conforto. Merging a library of basic motor modules accounts for the muscle coordination of a variety of motor tasks. Proceedings of GNB2014, Pavia, Italy: 22-24 June, 2014
[PN2] C. De Marchis, A.M. Castronovo, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto. Stability of muscle synergies across different pedalling strategies in untrained subjects. Proceedings of the Third Conference of the Italian National Bioengineering Group (GNB2012), Rome, Italy : June 27-29, 2012
[PN3] A.M. Castronovo, C. De Marchis, D. Bibbo, T. D'Alessio. Evaluation of Neuromuscular Efficiency at task failure during submaximal cycling. Proceedings of the Third Conference of the Italian National Bioengineering Group (GNB2012), Rome, Italy: June 27-29, 2012