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Valeria Franceschini

Full Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/06 Comparative Anatomy and Cytology

Curriculum vitae

Valeria Franceschini is a full professor in Cell Biology at the University of Bologna (Italy). In 1983. prof. Franceschini began her academic career as a researcher in the Institute of Comparative Anatomy. From 1992 to 2002, she was associate professor. Since 2002, she continued her career at the University of Bologna as a full professor in Cell Biology in the Faculty of Sciences.
Prof. Valeria Franceschini researches are mainly in the field of the differentiation of the vertebrate central nervous system. Her research can be subdivised in the following parts:
A)    Localization and ultrastructural organization of Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the vertebrate encephale
B)    Morphological and Histochemical aspects of the regenerative process in the central nervous system of Amphibians
C)    Amphibiams brain angioarchitecture and cytochemical analysis of the capillars encephalique in the development of the brain blood barrier
D)    Molecular characterization of glycoconjuguates in the membrane of olfactory neurons from Vertebrates using the binding of lectine
E)   Studies on the ability of human cord blood-selected CD133+ stem cells (HSC) to repair the sensory epithelium damaged by toxic agents.

Professor Valeria Franceschini and her collaborators have published 140 scientific articles with a major part in international review.