Research groups

Anthropometry and body composition
Studies of anthropometry and body composition under physiological and pathological conditions
Attività fisica e salute
Effetti dell’esercizio fisico sullo stato di salute
Cellular Biochemistry

Applied and experimental biology
Development of cell models to study gene expression regulation in bone diseases, cancer, cell signaling and virus-host interaction
Biologia molecolare
Editing genomico mediante CRISPR/Cas9. Ruolo della β2-microglobulina nell’eziologia di malattie neurodegenerative
Diagnostic biomarkers

Biomeccanica Neuroscienze Movimento
Le attività di ricerca di questo gruppo affrontano e sviluppano le tematiche relative ai meccanismi del controllo motorio e dei fenomeni psicobiologici legati al movimento umano nonché gli aspetti biomeccanici propri delle attività motorie e sportive sia in laboratorio che in condizioni di effettiva attuazione in vari contesti di pratica .
Liquid biopsy in Neurosurgery
The research group is particularly interested in the role of liquid biopsy both in the biomolecular characterization of brain gliomas as well as in the monitoring of tumor recurrence or progression, aiming to an early diagnosis
Behaviour
Neurophysiological and behavioural characterization of murine models
ENVIRONMENTAL, CLINICAL AND GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF OUTCOME OF MENTAL DISORDERS
Since the ‘80s the Unit has carried out many longitudinal studies to identify predictive patterns of outcomes. At the beginning of 2005 the Unit launched the Psychosis Incident Cohort Outcome Study (PICOS), a multisite longitudinal naturalistic research involving 28 mental health services in the Veneto Region to explore the relationships between clinical and genetic factors in predicting the outcome of first-episode psychotic patients.
Educazione fisica - Pedagogia dello sport
Le attività di ricerca del gruppo sono finalizzate ad indagare le basi epistemolgiche ed applicative della didattica dell’educazione fisica, la metodologia di insegnamento del movimento umano e dello sport e gli aspetti motivazionali connessi con l’acquisizione e l’espressione di competenze motorie e sportive nelle diverse fasi della vita.
Fisiologia dell’esercizio
il gruppo di ricerca svolge attività di ricerca su tutti gli aspetti fisiologici, dai livelli molecolari a quelli dell’essere umano in toto, necessari per lo svolgimento dell’esercizio fisico e delle attività sportive, in particolare per gli ambiti dell’energetica e della funzione muscolare, del sistema cardiovascolare e respiratorio
Molecular and Medical Genetics
Genetics of complex diseases, application of statistical and bioinformatic tools to genome-wide association studies, molecular genetics of bone, genetic counseling
Il patrimonio storico dell'ex manicomio di Verona San Giacomo alla Tomba
Il gruppo di ricerca si propone di valorizzare il patrimonio dell’ex manicomio del San Giacomo alla Tomba di Verona, costituito prevalentemente da cartelle cliniche (circa 40.000).
Morphology
Studies on cell and tissue biology in basic and applied biomedicine by means of microscopic and multimodal imaging techniques
Neurobiology and cellular neurophysiology

Perioperative Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery
The research group aims to develop new protocols to identify and maintain neurological functions, in particular with regards to the motor and visual systems. This will be obtained through transcranial magnetic stimulation studies in healthy subjects or patients, as well as intraoperative monitoring/mapping in neurosurgical patients
Neurogenetica, Neuropatologia e Neurobiologia clinica e sperimentale.
Malattie neurodegenerative ad esordio in età pediatrica.
Neurosciences
Study of the central nervous system of murine models under physiological and pathological conditions
Neurocognitive sciences

Prestazione sportiva, allenamento e fitness
Il gruppo di ricerca è impegnato nello studio degli aspetti tecnici e funzionali che permettono la produzione della prestazione sportiva, delle relative modalità di allenamento applicabili ai diversi contesti, della basi metodologiche e della varie forme di espressione del fitness
CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND DRUG-EPIDEMIOLOGY
The main research interests of the Unit include: (a) pharmaco-epidemiology, oriented to describe the beneficial and harmful effects of psychotropic drugs in ordinary practice; (b) randomized controlled trials, oriented to assess the efficacy and tolerability profile of psychotropic drugs in experimental conditions; (c) systematic reviews, oriented to summarize clinical trial findings using meta-analytical techniques.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Quality of communication in healthcare
PSYCHIATRIC REGISTER, ECONOMICS AND GEOGRAPHY OF MENTAL HEALTH
The main research interests of the Unit are 1) Psychiatric Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation; 2) Inequalities and Social Determinants of Mental Health, and 3) Economic Evaluation of Mental Health Care.
Protein structure/function studies

RESEARCH UNIT ON BRAIN IMAGING AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
The main focus of the research Unit is to achieve a better understanding of neurobiological underpinnings of major psychiatric disorders (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, unipolar depression and autism) and to study the possible connection with outcome, neuropsychological and biological measures. The aim of our research group is to increase the knowledge of possible neural circuitry in these disorders and to study the timing and development of the neuroanatomical alterations, in order to achieve a better knowledge for an early detection and treatment of these disorders.

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