1 CFU (8 hours)  Natural organic compounds of food and pharmaceutical interest  
Teacher Dr Marco Franceschin    
Course Dates Time Where
Techniques for the study and
characterization of secondary
metabolites; main biogenetic
Acetate and mevalonate pathway:
terpenes and cannabinoids
04/12/2023 9.00 – 11.00 Lesson online
Shikimic acid pathway: flavonoids
Examples of secondary metabolites
with known biological activity
11/12/2023 9.00 – 11.00 Lesson online
Alkaloids: examples of natural
antitumoral compounds
Natural antioxidants (polyphenols,
vitamin E and vitamin C)
Nutrition facts label: food and drug
additives (preservatives and
18/12/2023 9.00 – 11.00 Lesson online
Module 3 “quality” of the dossier:
structure and information; basis of
GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
15/01/2014 9.00 – 11.00 Lesson online
1 CFU (8 hours)  Multidimensional mass spectrometry for applications in the (bio) chemical, pharmaceutical and food fields    
Teacher Dr Davide Corinti    
Course Dates Time Where
Introduction to Mass Spectrometry for life sciences applications 16/01/2024 16.00 – 18.00 Blended/room TBD
Selectivity and applications of mass spectrometry ionization sources 18/01/2024 16.00 – 18.00 Blended/room TBD
Ion activation methods for structural recognition of ions of biological interest  23/01/2024 16.00 – 18.00 Blended/room TBD
Applications of mass spectrometry to metabolomics  25/01/2024 16.00 – 18.00 Blended/room TBD
1 CFU (8 hours)  Development of NMR protocols for food analysis    
Teacher Dr Mattia Spano    
Course Dates Time Where
Novel foods: definition 06/02/2024 16.00 – 18.00 lesson online
The case study of Canapa 13/02/2024 16.00 – 18.00 lesson online
The case study of Insect 20/02/2024 16.00 – 18.00 lesson online
Advanced methodologies to study novel foods 27/02/2024 16.00 – 18.00 lesson online
1 CFU (8 hours)  Advanced methodologies for studying complex matrices    
Teacher Prof Andrea Calcaterra    
Course Dates Time Where
Introduction to natural products, extraction, isolation, and structure elucidation. Classifications in synthetic methodology, retrosynthetic analysis, synthons and reagents, group disconnections 05/03/2024 14.30 – 16.30 Blended/room TBD
Regio- and chemoselectivity. Asimmetric synthesis, chiral auxiliary, racemic resolution. Useful reactions in total synthesis 12/03/2024 14.30 – 16.30 Blended/room TBD
Useful reactions in total synthesis. Control of stereochemistry. Catalytic asymmetric reactions 19/03/2024 14.30 – 16.30 Blended/room TBD
Total synthesis of thyroxine, longifolene, reserpine, strychnine 26/03/2024 14.30 – 16.30 Blended/room TBD
1 CFU (8 hours)  Cycle of advanced lessons    
Teacher Prof Stefano Stranges    
Course Dates Time Where
Chiral photon/chiral molecule interaction as a spectroscopic tool for chiral recognition 16/01/2024 15.00 – 16.00 lesson online
Teacher Prof Maria Elisa Crestoni    
Course Dates Time Where
Exploring the intrinsic properties of
bioinorganic complexes by ion-
molecule reactions
16/01/2024 16.00 – 17.00 lesson online
Teacher Prof Alessia Ciogli    
Course Dates Time Where
A dynamic approach to investigate the stereochemical (in)stability of chiral compounds 17/01/2024 15:00 – 17:00 in presence
Teacher Prof. Luisa Mannina    
Course Dates Time Where
NMR methodologies in the study of complex matrices 13/02/2024 15.00 – 16.00 lesson online
Teacher Prof Barbara Chiavarino    
Course Dates Time Where
Advanced ion spectroscopy techniques: identification and structural characterization of bioactive molecules 16/04/2024 15.00 – 17.00 lesson online
Teacher Prof. Giancarlo Fabrizi    
Course Dates Time Where
Click chemistry, a powerful molecular assembly tool for the widest range of applications 05/06/2024 10.00 – 11.00 lesson in presence/room TBD

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