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Zaproszenie na wykład Profesora Francesco Cappello z Uniwersytetu w Palermo18.07.2018 09:17

Wydział Biotechnologii oraz Wydział Medyczny Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego zaprasza na wykład Profesora Francesco Cappello z Uniwersytetu w Palermo

na wykład zatytułowany

„Human Anatomy teaching and research at the University of Palermo”


Wykład odbędzie się 26 lipca  o godzinie 10.00 w Sali nr 1  w budynku Zakładu Nauki o Człowieku ( budynek A5) w pobliżu Szpitala Wojewódzkiego nr 2, u zbiegu ul. Zenitowej i Leszka Czarnego



Profesor Cappello w dniach 25-27 lipca będzie gościem Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, celem wizyty jest nawiązanie współpracy naukowej oraz dydaktycznej z Zakładem  Biomedycyny Eksperymentalnej i Klinicznej  Neurobiologii Uniwersytetu w Palermo.


Profil naukowy Profesora Francesco Cappello



Full Professor of Human Anatomy



• 1997: Degree cum laude in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Palermo, Italy, winning a Prize for Best Thesis.

• 2002: Specialist in Pathological Anatomy at the University of Palermo, Italy.

• March 2001 to October 2010: “Ricercatore/Professore aggregato” (Assistant Professor) of Human Anatomy at the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Biology of the University of Palermo, Italy.

• November 2010 - September 2016: “Professore associato” (Associate Professor) of Human Anatomy at the School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Palermo, Italy.

• October 2016 - Date: “Professore Ordinario” (Full Professor) of Human Anatomy, University of Palermo, Italy.



• Since 2009, Scientific Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology, Palermo, Italy.

• Since 2014, Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA.

• Since 2015, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.



• From 2013 to 2016, Institute of Biophysics, National Research Council, Genova, Italia.



• In 2013, Visiting Professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Malta, Msida, Malta.



• Main research field: cell differentiation, tissue homeostasis, organ remodeling.

• Other research fields: chaperonology, nanovesicles.



• Publications in scientific journals with I.F.: >200 (I.F.: > 600; HI: > 35; Total citations: > 4,500), among which ACS Nano, Allergy, Antioxidant and Redox Signaling, Basic Research in Cardiology, British Journal of Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Letters, Cancer Research, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Critical Care Medicine, Epigenetics and Chromatin, European Respiratory Journal, Frontiers in Immunology, International Journal of Cardiology, International Journal of Obesity, Lancet Oncology, Modern Pathology, PLoS Biology, PLoS Pathogens, Thorax, etc.

• Publications in other scientific journals: >50. Abstracts of presentations at scientific meetings: >200. Books edited: 5. Book chapters: 10.



• 1996: Visiting Fellow at the “Division of Geriatric Psychiatry” of “The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research” of the New York University, U.S.A, to study Neurodegenerative Diseases.

• 1999: Visiting Fellow in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., to study Skin and Soft Tissue Pathology.

• 2002: Visiting Researcher at the Department of Morphology of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, to study Immunoelectron Microscopy Localization of Heat Shock Proteins.



• Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

• Department of Neurology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX, USA.

• Department of Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

• Department of Anatomy, University of Malta, Msida, Malta.

• Department of Medical Chemistry, University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland.

• Department of Oncology, Military Institute of the Health Services, Warsaw, Poland.

• Department of Anatomy, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

• Department of Genetics, Rzeszów University, Rzeszów, Poland.



• The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.

• The Willy Gepts Research Foundation of the University Hospital Brussels.

• The National Science Center of Poland.

• The Research Grants for The South African Medical Research Council.

• The Trans-National Collaborative Research Project (“Joint Project”) for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.



• From 2008 to 2010, member of the “Commissione Consultiva del Senato Accademico per la Ricerca Scientifica” (“Advisory Commission of the Academic Senate for Scientific Research, Area 05 – Biological Sciences”) at the University of Palermo.

• From 2010 to 2014, member of the Long list of Reviewers of the “Regione Siciliana Dipartimento alle attività produttive” (“Sicilian Government, Regional Department for Productive Activities”) for the evaluation of the E.U. Projects “P.O. FESR SICILIA 2007/2013”.

• Since 2013, Member of the Long list of Experts for the “Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca” - ANVUR (“National Agency for Evaluation of the University System and Research”), Ministry of Education, University and Research.

• Since 2015, Member of the Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation (REPRISE), Ministry of Education, University and Research.

• From 2015 to 2016, Member of the “GEV - Gruppo Esperti della Valutazione” (“Evaluation Expert Group”) of the Area CUN 05 (Biological Sciences) for the VQR 2011-2014, Ministry of Education, University and Research.


• In 2017, Member of the “Comitato Tecnico Sanitario” (“Technical Health Committee”) of the Ministry of Health for the Evaluation of the Research Projects (“Ricerca finalizzata”) 2016.

• Since 2017, Member of the “Roster of Experts” for the Sicilian Government (2014/2020 S3).



• From 2018, Scientific coordinator of the Project “GeSeTon” (Management of an integrated multicentric service of diagnostics and customized therapy in oncology)” funded by Ministry of Economic Development by E.U. indirect funds (PON-GRANDI PROGETTI R&S, 2014/2020): € 7,078,096.12.

• Between 2011 and 2015, Head of Unit (Palermo) of the Project titled “CyberBrain” funded by the Italian Ministry of University, National Operational Programme for Research and Competitiveness 2007-2013 (Project code: PONa3_00210, European Regional Development Fund) by which he established a Laboratory of Neuroanatomy. Total grant funded: € 12,400,000.00; total grant funded to the Unit led by Dr. Cappello: € 2,921,150.00.

• Since 2015, Head of Unit (Palermo) of the Project titled “Three-dimensional culture of bronchial mucosa in microgravity: a new model to study respiratory cell differentiation and stress during space-flight” (ILSRA-2014_prop-0130 ) funded by the European Space Agency, call: “International Space Life Sciences Research Announcement 2014” (ILSRA-2014).

• 6 grants as P.I. for research projects from the University of Palermo, Italy between 2002 and 2008.

• 3 fellowships for participating to scientific meetings as young researcher between 2000 and 2007.



• From 2009 to 2016: Chief Executive Officer of the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology, Palermo, Italy.

• From 2012 to 2017, Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action MB1202 (Area: Biomedicine and Molecular Bioscience) titled: European Network on Microvesicles and Exosomes in Health and Disease (ME-HAD), funded by the European Commission.

• Reviewer for a number of Scientific Journals, among which Lancet Oncology.

• Academic Editor of some Scientific Journals, among which PLoS ONE.

• More than 30 invited lectures at international Universities and meetings, especially on Molecular chaperones and Extracellular vesicles. Chairman in a number of national and international meetings. Member of the organizing committee of more than 30 scientific symposia between.

• Director of the PhD Course in Molecular and Experimental Medicine, University of Palermo, from 2010 to 2014.

• Vice-Director of the international PhD Course in Biomedicine and Neuroscience, University of Palermo, from 2015 to 2016.

• Since 2015, Responsible of Operational Collaboration for PhD Program between the PhD Program in “Neurobiology of Disease” at U.T.M.B., TX, USA, and the PhD Program in “Biomedicine and Neuroscience” at the University of Palermo, Italy.

• Since 2016, Director of the Residency Program in “Sport and Exercise Medicine” at the University of Palermo


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