Department Histology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada was founded in 1969 by Prof. dr. R. Adisewojo at Mangkubumen Campus. In the period of 1969-1970, WHO delegation, led by Prof. Dr. M.J. Wess provided valuable support in the form of equipment, as well as scholarship for the academic staff and technicians. Department of Histology then relocated to Faculty of Medicine in Sekip Campus in 1980. Since 1996 the department was developed into “Department of Histology and Cell Biology” to be also focusing on cell biology.
The department has 12 academic staff (2 professors, 6 PhDs, 1 PhD candidates, 1 M.Sc, and 2 interns), and 10 support staff. All the academic staff have Master degree in Histology and microtechniques, in addition to their own interests, such as immunology,tumor biology, and neuroscience. The main research interests underlie the formation of division at the Department of Histology and Cell Biology.This department also manages Histology and Cell Biology Master courses aiming for preparing human resources with good capacity in doing biomedical research. Besides teaching activities, our department routinely provides normal histological sections for education and research purposes in Indonesia. We supervise researches, and providing microtechnique facilities (from small animal dissection, tissue processing, staining, and computer-assisted microphotography). Currently we put forward the use of stereology for better quantifyng information provided from 2Dsection. For laboratory activities, our research lab has become a model for the application of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice at the Faculty of Medicine UGM.
Started from grant received from the Netherlands Cancer Foundation in 2000, we have build annual courses on immunology inviting experts from Netherlands and Indonesia to discuss immunology and cancer; later, this course has expanded to non-cancer topics as well. We also provide research expertise and courses in molecular biology, immunology, and molecular cell biology nationwide.We build knowledge and expertise, through training abroad (mostly) and further we require an in house training to strengthen the capacity of most (if not all) staff. However, we encourage our staff to seek their research interests. So far the research topics are breast cancer (genetic, and circulating DNA), nasopharyngeal carcinoma (the use of EBV based biomarkers and tools for screening, and risk determination), Chronic Myeloid Leukemia,Immunology and herbal medicine, and Neuroscience.
|1969||Department of Histology established|
|1996||The name of Department changed into Department of Histology and Cell Biology to enlarge the scope of science.|
|1999||Lab Tumour Biology established in collaboration with The Netherlands Cancer Foundation and Vrije Univesiteit Amsterdam (this lab become the seed of Molecular Biology, est. 2005)|
|2000||Course on Immunology funded by The Netherlands Cancer Foundation and supported by Vrije Univesiteit Amsterdam started. This becomes annual courses and forum for research collaborations in cancer in Indonesia|
|2014||Stereology on microtechniques introduced|