Prof Fabio Quondamatteo
- Honorary Senior Research Fellow (School of Life Sciences)
Fabio Quondamatteo is a professional and licensed Anatomist with a strong interest and background in Electron Microscopy. Since January 2016, he has held the Chair in Anatomy at the University of Glasgow. He has a long standing experience in teaching all aspects of Anatomy, and, to a wide variety of audiences. He has been External Examiner at King’s College London, and, currently he is External Examiner at the University of Edinburgh and at the University of Liverpool.
After the medical qualification in 1992 at the University of Bari in Italy, he briefly worked in the German Primate Centre in Göttingen as a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (ie researcher/lecturer at a junior level) and then, in January 1993, he joined the Department of Histology of the Centre of Anatomy of the University of Gottingen. Here he stayed until December 2006, first as a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (1993-97) and Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (1998-2002) ie researcher/lecturer at two different junior levels, and then as a Wissenschaftlicher Oberassistent (2002-06), ie researcher/lecturer at a more senior level. In the period spent in Göttingen he obtained the German Licence to practice Medicine, the degree Dr.med, the qualification as Fachartz für Anatomie (Clinical Specialist in Anatomy), and the Habilitation in Anatomy. This is an academic qualification typical of the German system which enables to represent a given subject, in this case Anatomy, at university level independently in Research and Teaching. From January 2007 until December 2015 he was Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at the National University of Ireland Galway, and in January 2016 he joined the University of Glasgow as Chair in Anatomy.
He has a strong interest in supporting and further developing a modern teaching offering in Anatomy covering the entire spectrum of the subject from the macro- to the nanoscale and integrating anatomical knowledge into a wider functional, biological, and clinical context.
His main research interests are focussed on structural/functional relations of the biological role Basement Membranes and of Extracellular Matrix, including their cellular interactions and signalling, in particular, in relation to the structure of the skin.
Other scientific interests include the application of Gross Anatomical knowledge to the solutions of clinical problems and to the development of medical devices, and embryonic development. He has authored/co-authored over 70 papers listed in PubMed and has a consistent record of conference attendance and of scientific presentations at national and international level.
He actively collaborates as a referee for various journals, including leading anatomical journals such as for example Journal of Anatomy and Cell & Tissue Research, and he is in the Editorial Board of various journals such as Cell & Tissue Research, Annals of Anatomy, Gene, and Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.
His main input in Learned Societies relate to the Anatomical Society of which he is a Fellow and a member of the Council where he is the Membership Officer. Additionally, he is also the International Representative of the Anatomical Society at the European Federation of Experimental Morphologists. He was a co-founder and is the current first Immediate Past President of Matrix Biology Ireland, and, is a member of other relevant Learned Societies such as the Anatomische Gesellschaft, The Societa' Italiana di Anatomia e Istologia, the German Society for Matrix Biology, the British Society for Matrix Biology, and the International Society for Matrix Biology.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Elucidation of molecular pathways underlying cardiac disease caused by Col4a1 mutations
Heart Research UK
2018 - 2021