This page provides detailed information on the individual courses offered by the Doctorate in the 2023-24 academic year. Flyers and other info are provided in the files attached.

Blended Intensive Program on Molecular Scale Biophysics (second edition) organized by CIVIS University alliance.
The course is composed by an online part, to be held from February 2024 and a one week summer school in Marseille in June 2024. See Website for more info and for the application forms.
(CLOSED) Deadline for applications 31/10/23 

From Ramon y Cajal to CryoEM: Course for Advanced Microscopy (12 hours) 12/13 febbraio 2024 I-II year
More information on the attached flyer.
Brief description: Course program Welcome and Introduction Conventional and confocal light microscopy Multiphoton microscopy for in vitro and in vivo application – painting DEEP SIM STED Transmission Electron Microscopy (E. De Stefano – Sapienza – BBCD -CRiN) Cryo EM (G. Giardina - Sapienza - DSB) Clearing Techniques (Nicolas Bayens - ULB) Applications – Ion Imaging – Applications of fluorescence/confocal microscopy in pathophysiology by showing cellular plasticity (EMT/MET) assays of adhesion, migration/invasion, and tumor organoid development (R. Strippoli – Sapienza – DMM) Image analysis and quantification – ImageJ
(CLOSED) Deadline for applications 29/01/2024 (link per applicare

Beyond the frontiers of translational immunology (12 hours)  1-8 February 2024  I-II year
More information on the attached flyer.
Brief description: This course provides an intensive and in‐depth examination of a selection of fundamental concepts in immunology. It takes advantage of the unique expertise of members of our Immunology faculty to illustrate how these concepts have been established and continue to be developed based on seminal work in the field including contributions from their own laboratories.
(CLOSED)  Deadline for applications 29/01/2024 (applicare via e-mail a:

Career development plan for early stage researchers (6 hours) 15,20 march and 5 april  II-III year
ROOM 201 (edificio D Regina Elena- aula 201) 4-6 PM
The career development plan is a structured and comprehensive strategy that individuals create to guide their professional growth and advancement. It involves setting both short-term and long- term career goals, identifying the necessary skills and knowledge required to achieve those goals, and outlining specific actions and milestones to reach them. A well-crafted career development plan not only helps individuals navigate their career paths but also empowers them to take control of their professional development. This proactive approach includes self-assessment, continuous learning, networking, and seeking opportunities for skill enhancement. By regularly reviewing and updating the plan, individuals can adapt to changing circumstances, capitalize on emerging opportunities, and stay aligned with their evolving aspirations. Ultimately, a thoughtfully constructed career development plan serves as a roadmap for individuals to realize their full potential and attain a fulfilling and successful professional journey. The course is dedicated to Early Stage Researchers, comprising PhD students and Post Docs. The course is divided in three separate topics: 1) CDP for academic career (Italian Universities), 2) CDP in Research Institutions (National and international), 3) CDP in the private sector.

Preparing artworks for scientific papers (8 ore online) 9 and 16 May 2024  II-III year
The course aims at giving the students a basic knowledge of the software and tools used to produce publication quality artwork for scientific papers, posters or presentations. A section on scientific writing is also part of the course. Programme: The course will cover the basic knowledge of graphic design such as: image resolution; vector vs raster images; colour theory and colour spaces (RGB, CMYK); basic rules for a good figure design. The students will then be introduced to the professional open-source graphic software for photo editing (GIMP) and vector-graphics (Inkscape). Finally, the entire workflow on how to write and plan the figures of a scientific paper will be covered. Expected outcomes: at the end of the course students will be able to 1. design and create a multi-panel image from scratch. This includes the ability to: modify source images, including legends and diagrams; export data and plots as image files; organize the layout and assemble the figure 2. prepare scientific figures and illustration in agreement with editorial artwork-guidelines using the main tools (from the main palette) of Open Source software such as GIMP, Inkscape, for raster and vector image modification 3. design and export images in the correct format, with image properties optimized for a specific communication media (e.g. scientific paper, research project, oral presentations, poster) 4. Organize the text of a manuscript according to good storytelling rules.
OPEN (Registration deadline 30 april 2024)  see attached flyer

Biotecnologie e Sicurezza in Laboratorio (in italian) (6 hours) 21, 24 and 25 June 2024 (in collab. with INAIL) I-II year
The Course intends to create greater awareness of issues relating to the biotechnology sector; update and make more rigorous the assessment of environmental and human health risks, motivating the culture of prevention. The staff who work in research laboratories are exposed to a professional risk that is sometimes underestimated by those directly involved, who perceive the existence of this risk only in the event of an accident. To reduce the risk of exposure, the professionalism, training, experience and common sense of the operator is therefore of fundamental importance. This training activity represents one of the results of the Inail Scientific Research Project: "Prevention and protection of health and the environment in laboratories that use advanced and innovative biotechnological methods", aimed precisely at training and raising awareness of university staff in order to ensure compliance of Legislative Decree 206/2001, with a methodology characterized by close synergy between students/researchers/Professors
OPEN (Registration deadline 14 June 2024)  see attached flyer  

Fundamentals of Enzyme Kinetics (15 ore) June 2024
The goal of this short Course is to introduce cell biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, chemistry and biochemistry Students to the kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, and to cover in detail the assumptions, derivation, and meaning of the Michaelis–Menten equation within a biological context. Special emphasis will also be given on the practical aspects of enzymology and its biological relevance as detailed by specific examples.
OPEN (Registration deadline 20 May 2024)  see attached flyer  

Bioinformatics: Theory and Applications From Genomes To Drugs (18 hrs). July 2024 I-II year
The course consists in five main modules, all of which are both theoretical and practical. Students will be divided in pairs and each students’ pair will be assigned a computer. All software and tools shown during the course are either already installed on these computers or available through the Internet. The practical part encompasses at least 50% of the course. 1. Bioinformatics resources in the World Wide Web -Reliable sources (NAR; NCBI; EBI; UniProt; ExPASy; PDB; GO) -Knowledgebases (UniProt, NCBI Gene, EBI) -Sequence comparison and database search - Multiple sequence alignments and phylogenetic trees 2. Sequence-based assignment of protein properties Domains; secondary structure elements; globularity; membrane localization; signal peptides; post- translational modifications Handy tools from ExPasy 3. Protein structure analysis and prediction -Protein structures visualization -Protein structures comparison -protein structures modelling 4. Protein structures interactions -Docking small molecules to protein functional sites -Pharmacophore screening and rational drug design 5. Methods for “omics” and “high-throughput” data analysis and integration -Genomics and transcriptomics -Epigenomics and interactomics
modalità di accertamento finale: The learning outcomes of the course will be evaluated in two ways. The acquisition of theoretical knowledge will be assessed by scoring the students’ answers to written questionnaires, which will be administered at the end of each module. The acquisition of practical skills will be assessed by examining the students’ ability to perform practical exercises and/or tutorials, which will be proposed during each lecture.

 LINK to the teaching opportunities offered in the framework of the BEMM school

 The goal of this short Course is to introduce cell biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, chemistry and biochemistry Students to the kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, and to cover in detail the assumptions, derivation, and meaning of the Michaelis–Menten equation within a biological context. Special emphasis will also be given on the practical aspects of enzymology and its biological relevance as detailed by specific examples. 

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