Enrico Marani

Enrico Marani

Full name: Prof.dr. E. Marani
Function: Professor of neurophysiology and neuroanatomy



After receiving the PhD degree he became Head of the Neuroregulation Group, Department of Physiology, Leiden University. Since 1997 he is part-time Professor in Neurophysiology at the BMTI / Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Twente. His research interests are neuroregulation and neurotechnology, especially in the field of nerve regeneration. The work belongs to the research theme "neurotechnology and cellular engineering" of the BSS group.

Education: Professor Marani teaches Neurophysiology and Physiology II.


Prof. dr E.Marani studied biology and was appointed staff member of the Dep. of Anatomy in Leiden in 1970. He teached anatomy and neuroanatomy and graduated on the thesis "Enzyme histochemistry of the mammalian cerebellum: acetylcholinesterase and 5'-nucleotidase" in 1982 at the Leiden University. In 1985 he became head of the Neuroregulation group at the Dept. of Physiology at the same University. In 1992 a start was made with culturing cortical, hypothalamic, DRG neurons and glial cells. He was visiting professor at the Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf (1991-1992) and professor of Anatomy (Sofia) and Neurophysiology (Stara Zagora) from 1995-1998. In 1997 he was appointed professor in Neurophysiology at the Twente University. Topics of research from 1986 on were regeneration of the central and peripheral nervous system, especially the brachial plexus lesions- together with the Neurosurgery Department, development of the nervous system- together with Dr. E.A.J.F. Lakke. Morphometry of the nervous system is carried out in the Leiden Neuroregulation group by Dr. H.K.P. Feirabend.