Marco Franchi serves as a Research Assistant at the Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy. In1983, he obtained a degree in medicine from the University of Bologna. In 1986, he was trained in dentistry. In 1989, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in biomedical technologies. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as a Lecturer of conservative dentistry at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna. From 2000 to 2003, he acted as a Lecturer of human anatomy at the Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Bologna. He also acted as the Head of the course of human anatomy (C.I.), anatomy of the locomotor apparatus, at the Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna and Rimini, and the Head of the course of surface anatomy in the Faculty of Sport Science, University of Bologna. He teaches the course of human anatomy at the Postgraduate School of Sport Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the aforementioned university. His areas of expertise include the study of the extracellular matrix and its components by morphological and ultrastructural techniques (histology, TEM, freeze etching, SEM, and AFM). His main topics of research are the ultrastructure of collagen, the elastic system, and proteoglycans, the study of the interaction between collagen and proteoglycans in fibrous connective tissues, the study of fibril array in tendon and ligament, the study of biomaterials to replace bone, and the study of the interface of endosseous implants in dentistry.
Biography Updated on 20 September 2012