Giuseppe Musumeci

Professore associato di Metodi e didattiche delle attività motorie [M-EDF/01]
Sezione di appartenenza: Anatomia, Istologia e Scienze del Movimento
Ufficio: Comparto 10, Edificio A - via S. Sofia n° 87 // Torre Biologica, settimo piano Torre Nord, Via S.Sofia n° 97
Telefono: 095 3782043 / 095 4781364
Fax: 095 3782036
Orario di ricevimento: Martedì e giovedì dalle 10:00 alle 12:00 Si prega di prendere appuntamento tramite email

Giuseppe Musumeci

Breve Sintesi

  • Professore Associato di Metodi e Didattiche delle Attività Motorie.
  • Direttore del Centro di Ricerca in Attività Motorie (CRAM), Università di Catania.
  • Direttore del Master in Posturologia e Scienze dell’Esercizio Fisico, Università di Catania.
  • Vicedirettore del Corso di Laurea in “Physical Education” Fujan Normal University, Fuzhou (Cina).
  • Presidente del Consiglio del Corso di Laurea triennale in Scienze Motorie (L-22), Università di Catania. 
  • Presidente del Consiglio del Corso di Laurea magistrale in Scienze e Tecniche delle Attività Motorie Preventive e Adattate (LM-67), Università di Catania. 
  • Adjunct Associate Professor presso la Temple University’s College of Science and Technology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Visiting Professor in Sport Sciences and Kinesiology presso la Faculty of Health Sciences, della International University of Goražde, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
  • Responsabile del Laboratorio di Analisi del Movimento (Movement Innovation PosturaLab), Università di Catania.
  • Responsabile Scientifico del Museo di Biologia e Anatomia Umana “Lorenzo Bianchi”, Università di Catania.
  • Membro della Giunta del Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologiche dell’Università di Catania.
  • Membro del collegio dei docenti della scuola di Dottorato di Ricerca internazionale in “Biotecnologie”, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologiche, Università di Catania.
  • Valutatore di numerosi progetti di ricerca nazionali ed internazionali.
  • Associate Editor in 15 riviste scientifiche internazionali e revisore per 150 riviste scientifiche internazionali.
  • Fondatore ed Editor-in-Chief della rivista scientifica internazionale “Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology” (MDPI).
  • Editor-in-Chief della rivista scientifica internazionale “Heliyon” Clinical Research-section (CellPress).
  • Membro Associato della World Academy of Sciences.
  • Professional Member della Società Scientifica Internazionale “American College of Sports Medicine” (ACSM).
  • Membro della Società Scientifica Internazionale “European College of Sport Science” (ECSS).
  • Componente del Comitato Tecnico-Scientifico della Scuola Regionale dello Sport “CONI” Sicilia.
  • Coordinatore Nazionale del gruppo di studio “Attività Motoria Adattata, Alimentazione, Salute e Fitness” dellaSocietà Italiana delle Scienze Motorie e Sportive (SISMES).
  • Socio Ordinario della Società Italiana delle Scienze Motorie e Sportive (SISMES).



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Currently, he works as Professor of Human Anatomy and Sports Sciences at the Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Human Anatomy and Histology Section, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Italy ( His major research interest is on morphological, molecular and biochemical aspects of osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal disorders and the relative effects of diet, ageing and physical activity. The others research topic of interest are, tissue engineering with the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells from different sources versus a chondrocyte line for gain more insight into tissue regeneration and provide autologous implants with different types of scaffold materials and the correlation between physical activity, ageing and nutrition. Further areas of interest include cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, neuroscience and cancer. In all his research he studies different aspects of biological, molecular, histological, immunohistochemical, histomorphometrical and microscopical structure and relative histopathology information and new biomarkers discovery.

My training and research activity took place in the Department of Anatomy, Pathology Diagnostics, Forensic Medicine, Hygiene and Public Health of the University of Catania, the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex (UK), the Regency Institut (UK), the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, Maryland (USA), the AO Research Institute, Davos, Switzerland, the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Centre of Expertise Laura Bassi, Medical University of Graz, Austria and the Laboratory for Biomechanics and Biomaterials, Hannover Medical School, Germany. I have also worked with other important Italian research groups including sections of Pharmacology, Physiology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, Orthopaedics and Dentistry of the University of Catania; Occupational Medicine of the Universities of Messina and Ancona; Urology of the University of Rome Tor Vergata and Anatomy of the Universities of Messina, Palermo, Ancona, Brescia and Bologna.

The scientific publications have been carried out making use of a variety of methodologies such as: histology, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry with the aid of the optical microscope, Test TUNEL (Terminal deoxynucleotidyl Transferase Biotin-dUTP Nick End Labeling), immunocytochemistry and immunofluorescence with the aid of the fluorescence microscope, Cell Culture Primary (monolayer and 3D scaffold), Western Blotting, immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting,Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry(DEXA), X-ray, histomorphometric analysis, Gene Expression (RNA assay), Biochemical Analysis (DNA and GAG assay). The data presented were always backed, where indicated, by appropriate statistical analysis: Student’s t-test and ANOVA for paired and unpaired data, Pearson correlation test and nonparametric tests.

My scientific production ranges in various disciplines related to human anatomy and pathophysiology, including dentistry, dermatology, pharmacology, internal medicine, orthopaedics, exercise physiology, occupational medicine and tissue engineering.

His scientific activity began in the year 2004 and today consists of around 300 scientific peer reviewer contributions. 





Anatomy, kinesiology, histology, histomorphometry, biomechanics, tissue engineering, musculoskeletal disorders, rehabilitation, physical activity, sports medicine, ageing, nutrition.

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