The Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology in collaboration with the Committee for Neuroscience, Cell and Developmental Biology of the Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Debrecen organized a festive symposium celebrating the 100 anniversaries of the Department’s foundation. The symposium was held in the auditorium of the Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Debrecen on the 14th of October 2021 at 2 PM. Following the opening remarks of László Mátyus, dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen and Dóra Reglődi, president of the Hungarian Anatomical Society, present and former staff members of the Department made presentations about the history of the Department and recollected their joyful memories about the everyday life and the stimulating scientific environment of the Department. The former members talked also about the way how their scientific carrier and personal life have been going after living the Department. In this article we make a short summary of the lectures presented on the symposium in the order of the original program.