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Professor Zvezdan Pirtošek, MD, PhD is a consultant neurologist, Head of Chair of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine University of Ljubljana (UL), Professor of Neurology & Neuroscience and co-founder of the interdisciplinary international postgraduate study of cognitive sciences MEI:CogSci at University of Ljubljana. He serves as the president of Slovenian Brain Council and as a representative of Slovenia in Managing Board of JPND (EU joint programme on research and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders).

He serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals, among them: Annals of Neurology, Movement Disorders, Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift , Journal Neural Transm, Eur Journal Neurology, Psychological Reports: Perceptual and Motor Skills, and others.

His main research interests include neurodegenerative diseases, particulary Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, and cognitive neuroscience.