86358 - Mesenchymal Stem Cells (Msc) Role in Bone Tissue Regeneration and Tumour Microenvironment

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of the anatomical variations of the systems and the molecular basis of morphogenesis, including with regard to pathological situations, particularly with regard to regenerative medicine. Ability to gather and interpret relevant data for independent judgment in the field of human morphological sciences. Ability to transfer the knowledge gained in the field of morphology to a wide biomedical audience. Learning concepts and advanced technologies that will allow to better understand the topics of study of the following years.

Course contents

1. Mesenchymal stem cells: isolation and characterisation

2. Regenerative medicine: cell and cell-free approaches

3. Malignant mesenchymal cells and sarcomagenesis

4. Role of reactive stroma in the progression of cancer

Readings/Bibliography

GP Brognara: Cellule Staminali, Casa Editrice Esculapio, Bologna, 2016 (an English version will be available in 2019)

Teaching methods

Seminars and lectures

Assessment methods

Multiple choice questionnaire

Office hours

See the website of Nicola Baldini