Research focuses on healing processes in traumatic and pathological conditions. The identification of specific pathways of cell activation is translated into new treatments based on new clinical protocols and tissue engineering constructs.
This group studies therapeutic targets of tissue protection in degenerative diseases. The understanding of the role of cytokines in the regulation of intracellular and extracellular biochemical pathways of tissue protection is made available to the development of new bioactive molecules and materials.
This team investigates the biochemical and cellular pathways altering tissue healing in diabetic patients and develops strategies for pancreas regeneration. The knowledge acquired through these studies drives the optimisation of new strategies of pancreatic islet and stem cell transplantation in severely compromised diabetic subjects.
This group examines the role of exercise from several physiological and pathophysiological perspectives; from neurophysiological to muscle function and performance measures. These studies aim to define new training programmes and clinical intervention protocols for the prevention and acceleration of recovery from sport injury.
This team focuses on quantitative MRI, signal modelling, sequence design and image processing. The acquisition of imaging data in physiological and pathological conditions feeds the development of new therapies and it is combined with the development of biospecific contrast agents.