The Anatomy and Histology Section is located on the ground floor of the Biological Institutes, Block B, in Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona. This Section coordinates the scientific, educational and organizing activities belonging to the scientific disciplinary sectors (SSD) BIO/16 Human anatomy, BIO/17 Histology and M-EDF/02 Sport sciences and methodology.
The administration office is open Monday to Friday, from 8.30-14.00; phone: +39 045 8027155 and +39 045 8027173.
The members of the Section have specific expertise in different fields of the biomedical research: neuroscience, sport sciences, imaging, regenerative medicine, nanomedicine, oncology, behavioral sciences. Most of the research activities are performed in collaboration with institutes of foreign Countries, among which Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, Kuwait, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States. In addition, in the framework of the third mission, several professors and researchers are involved in research projects in collaboration with Companies or non-academic Institutions, or cooperate in actions to promote the scientific and technological transfer between the University and the Society (local communities).
Details on the Section’s research projects are available at the links of the Members and the Research Groups.
The Section has five Laboratories, equipped with technologically advanced instruments: Anthropometry, Behaviour, Cell Proliferation, Imaging, and Light and Electron Microscopy. Detailed description is available through the link of each laboratory.
The members of the Anatomy and Histology Section teaches courses on Human Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Anthropometry, Methods and techniques for body composition measurement, Teaching individual and team sports, and Methodology of sport training for the degree courses of the Medicine/Sport Sciences area, and the Schools of Specialists Studies in the Health Area.
As a whole, the basic teaching activity aims at giving the students a comprehensive knowledge of the structural organization of the human body at the macroscopic and microscopic level, as well as of the basics of the embryonal and foetal development. The students also receive specific information on applied human anatomy, with special reference to surface and palpatory anatomy, and to the methods used to evaluate anthropometric parameters and body composition. In the curricula for Sport Sciences, the necessary educational and technical knowledge is provided which allows the students to acquire specific professional skill in the different sports.
Several among the Section Lecturers are members of the Teaching Board for the PhD programmes in Nanoscience and Advanced Technologies, and in Neuroscience, Psychological and Psychiatric Sciences, and Movement Sciences, and are responsible for training and research activities of the PhD students.
The Section members are also involved in developing projects to guide the high-school students in choosing their university course (e.g., Progetto Tandem and Alternanza Scuola-Lavoro), and to orient university students in the labour market, by organizing and monitoring non-university training activities.