Padua University, Italy


Prof. Franco Bassetto

The scientific guidelines followed by Prof. Bassetto are,

  1. Deepening of knowledge on the mechanisms of "spontaneous" physiological and pathological healing.
  2. Study of how these mechanisms can be modified to achieve morphologically and functionally better healings. In this regard, Prof. Bassetto is part of the European "Expert Panel", which assesses the clinical efficacy of new principles proposed for wound healing.
  3. Study of the integrative methods that is the transplants and artificial substitutes, and deepening of the surgical techniques that can allow a morphofunctional restoration, when the regenerative capacities have been called into question by traumas and oncological demolitions. The stem potential of mature adipose tissue is the latest evolution of this address.
  4. Deepening of anatomical knowledge in the light of innovative dissection and fixation techniques.

Proposals for Thesis:

Academic Year 2012-2013: "Health technology assessment (HTA) related to new procedures of treatment of skin burns."

Academic Year 2012-2013: "Autologous adipose tissue grafting: experimental and clinical evaluations."

Academic Year 2012-2013: "Anatomical study of the palmar band, functional morphological evidence, and clinical implications."

Academic Year 2013-2014: "Autologous Adipose Tissue Grafting: experimental and clinical evaluations."

Academic Year 2013-2014: "A one-step non-enzymatic preliminary method to reseed human tendon scaffolds with ADSCs."

Academic Year 2014-2015: "The adipogenic effect of external volumetric expansion: the role of inflammation and applications in breast surgery."

Academic Year 2014-2015: "Decellularized experimental models of human vessels of small caliber."

Academic Year 2014-2015: "Étudeanatomiqur de la brancheprofonde du nerfulnaire: apllication à la neuroctomiesèlectivedans le traitement de la spasticitè de la premiére commissure".

Academic Year 2015-2016: "Anatomical study of the innervation of the fascial structures of the hand and clinical implications."

Academic Year 2015-2016: "Anatomical study of the lumbrical muscles: clinical implications and surgical applications."

Academic Year 2015-2016: "Quality of life outcomes between breast reconstruction following mastectomy with an implant or autologous tissues: comparison of patient-reported Breast Q from two majors centers in Europe."

Academic Year 2015-2016: "Study of the human muscle imaging by muscle biopsies."

Academic Year 2015-2016: "Human skin ex vivo: a model for the study of oxidative stress and possible applications as a preclinical test in medicine and antiaging surgery."

Academic Year 2015-2016: "In vitro and in vivo study of a bio-engineered scaffold with carbon nanotubes for nerve regeneration."

Academic Year 2015-2016: "Cell therapy and tendon regeneration: induction or adult stem cells towards the tenogenic pathway using Growth Factors."

Academic Year 2016-2017:" Study of photoaging on ex vivo skin models: analysis of oxidative stress and miRNA in the skin aging process induced by UV rays."

Academic Year 2016-2017: "Clinical evaluation of an innovative polylactic acid and carbon nanostructures interface for the peripheral nerve regeneration: an experimental study."

Academic Year 2016-2017: "Set up of organic cultures mammary gland as a model in regenerative medicine and oncology."

Year Academic 2016-2017: "Muscle regeneration: analysis of gene expression in healthy muscles."

Academic Year 2017-2018: "New dermal substitutes in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery: from the laboratory to the prospects of clinical application."

Academic Year 2017-2018: "Characterization and expression of Serpine in adipose tissue: prospects of application in Plastic Surgery."

Academic Year 2017-2018: "New regenerative orientations in the reconstruction of the peripheral nerve: clinical and experimental experience."