Cell signaling in health and disease (2020/2021)

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Daniele Guardavaccaro
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Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
teoria 4 I semestre Daniele Guardavaccaro

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laboratorio 2 I semestre Andrea Vettori

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Learning outcomes

The primary objective of the course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge of various key molecular networks, signalling pathways, as well as molecular hubs and clocks that control fundamental cellular processes. The course will also give an overall perspective of how deregulation of these molecular networks is critical for human pathogenesis.
In the practical part of the course, the biological effects associated with the perturbation of some signalling pathways during embryonic development and cell proliferation will be analysed by the students. Practical experiences will include the use of animal models, immunohistochemistry techniques, imaging acquisition as well as data collection and analysis. The active participation of the students will be encouraged through the organization of working groups and individual preparation of the samples to be analysed.