• Baltic Morphology 2019

    Baltic Morphology 2019

    The 10th Scientific Conference in Kaunas

    24 – 25 October, 2019

Invited speakers

Prof. Mirosław Topol

Prof. Mirosław Topol

Head of Interfaculty Chair of Anatomy and Histology and Department of Normal and Clinical Anatomy of Medical University of Lodz, Poland


The rich history of anatomical sciences has been dominated by western anatomists for various reasons. In Poland the development of anatomical sciences started in the eighteenth century. In fact, the really flourishing development of anatomy took place in five Polish universities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. However, there is a little information about most known ...

Prof. Tatsuo Ushiki

Prof. Dr. Tatsuo Ushiki

Niigata University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Niigata, Japan

Biological Microscopy: past, present and future

The invention of the microscope and its development are greatly related to the progress of biology. Development of electron microscopy especially lead to the elucidation of ultrastructure of cellular components, resulting in the rapid progress of the field of cell biology. Currently, various microscopic techniques such as confocal laser scanning microscopy, two-photon laser scanning microscopy, super-resolving microscopy and scanning probe microscopy ...

Prof. Ivan Varga

Prof. Dr. Ivan Varga, PhD.

Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

New views on the functional histology of the human uterine tube

The first accurate morphological description of the uterine tubes traces back nearly 460 years to the work of an Italian anatomist Gabriele Falloppio from 1561. The uterine tubes are also known as the Fallopian tubes, an eponym chosen in his honor. The histological findings in normal uterine tubes have been described sporadically in the scientific literature. The major reason for the lack of investigation in this regard has been the ...

Prof. Tomokazu Kawashima

Tomokazu Kawashima, Ph.D.

Associate professor
Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine,
Toho University, Tokyo, Japan

Comparative Neuroanatomy of Heart

In cardiac regulating system, the cardiac nervous system has been paid less attention than others such as cardiac conduction system. However, the cardiac nervous system not only controls life-maintaining functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood flow and pain delivery but also plays key role to development and progression of heart failure.

Recent research data on molecular physiological mechanisms and ...

Prof. David Kachlik

Prof. dr. David Kachlik

Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Normal and variant morphological terminology – past, presence and future

The terminology is an unavoidable base for clear and non-misleading medical communication. The fields of morphology (anatomy, histology, embryology) are happy to have an elaborated official nomenclature in Latin since 1895 and 1977, resp. their official version in English, nowadays the world science language, are ...

Prof. Rimantas Jankauskas

Prof. Dr. Rimantas Jankauskas

Department of anatomy, histology and anthropology, Vilnius university
Vice-rector for research, Vilnius university

Contribution of morphology to forensic identification

Notwithstanding recent advances of forensic genetics, forensic anthropology still plays a crucial role in identification. It is based on cross-matching of „ante-mortem“ (including individual morphological peculiarities of missing person) and „post-mortem“ (sex, biological age, stature, pathologies and other morphological individualising traits of usually skeletonised remains) data. Recently, two ...

Prof. Emer. Diedrich Graf von Keyserlingk

Diedrich Graf von Keyserlingk

Department of Electron microscopy and Institute of Anatomy, Free University of Berlin; Institute of Anatomy, RWTH Aachen; Holder of DAAD Stipendium and Visiting Professor of Department of Histology and Embryology in Kaunas University of Medicine


Fundamental features in the human brain are the molecular specify of nerve circuits and the topographic organization. Direct chemical contact of markers with the molecules is needed for identification the circuits. The topographic organization of polymers of the molecules may be evaluated ...

    Conference key speakers:    Prof. M. Topol (Poland)    Prof. T. Ushiki (Japan)    Prof. I. Varga (Slovakia)    Prof. T. Kawashima (Japan)    Prof. D. Kachlik (Czechia)    Prof. R. Jankauskas (Lithuania)    D. Graf von Keyserlingk (Germany & Lithuania)