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Research Topics
Research topics that are currently active for the PhD students in Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology. The names of the supervisors who can host PhD students are in parentheses.
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  • Genetics and genomics of human and animal populations (A. Achilli, L. Ferretti, A. Olivieri, O. Semino, A. Torroni)
  • Study of hereditary disorders using molecular and bioinformatics approaches (G. Biino, S. Bione, E. BottaD. Orioli, F. Peverali, G. N. Ranzani, S. Sabbioneda, C. Tribioli)
  • The autophagy process in celiac disease (S. Comincini)
  • Genome instability mechanisms; identification and functional characterization of markers relevant for tumor development and progression (O. CazzaliniC. Mondello, P. Perucca, E. Prosperi, G. N. Ranzani, S. Sabbioneda, L.A. Stivala, C. Tribioli
  • Molecular imaging with radiotracers in malignant glioma: in vitro and clinical study with PET-TC and RM imaging (R. Nano, M.G. Bottone, E. Prosperi)
  • Cross-talk between DNA and RNA metabolism in response to different stress stimuli, in cancer and neurodegeneration (G. Biamonti, S. Francia, C. Ghigna, G. Liberi, A. Montecucco)
  • Cytochemical and ultrastructural studies of the nuclear processes of transcript maturation and of the influence of epigenetic modifications (M. Biggiogera)
  • Molecular biology, cytogenetics, epigenomics for the study of mammalian centromeres and telomeres and of their involvement in evolution and carcinogenesis (E. Giulotto, S. Nergadze, E. Raimondi)
  • Characterization of the molecular mechanisms that regulate energy balance in the cross-talk between the central nervous system and brown adipose tissue (A. Frontini)
  • Cellular and molecular studies of the effects induced by platinum compounds and metabolic diseases on the development of the central nervous system (M.G. Bottone)
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying gametes maturation and pluripontent cell differentiation (V. Merico)
  • Cyto-histochemical studies of normal and pathological tissues and organs, and in experimental conditions (V. Bertone)
  • Fluorescence analysis as a tool for investigating biological processes (A.C. Croce)
  • Structural biology of enzymes of medical relevance: monoamine oxidases and their role in oxidative stress processes in neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases (C. Binda). 
  • Gene cloning, functional characterization and molecular mechanisms of enzymes, antibodies and proteins, potential targets of pharmacological drugs (F. Focher, G. Maga)
  • Synthesis of new antiviral drugs; determination of the mechanisms of activity and resistance to new antitubercular drugs; identification of new compounds with antiproliferative and/or pro-apoptotic activity (S. BuroniE. De Rossi, G. Maga, M.R. Pasca)
  • Correlation between the biological activity and action mechanisms of candidate molecules (natural or synthetic) for the prevention and therapy of human diseases (O. Cazzalini, P. Perucca, M. Savio, L.A. Stivala)
  • Viral oncogenesis and the role of T-cell response in controlling the development of virus-associated tumors (F. Baldanti)
  • Phenotipical and molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance and virulence of successful pathogens, aimed to a better control of intra-hospital and environmental reservoirs with implications for the prevention and treatment of associated infections (R. Migliavacca, L. Pagani)
  • Genomics and bioinformatics for the study of interactions, from mutualistic symbiosis to pathogenic infections (D. Sassera)
  • Microbial biotechnologies for production of industrially-relevant molecules (C. Calvio,) 
  • Biotechnological and molecular approaches for the improvement of crop species (A. Balestrazzi, A. Macovei, A. Pinnola)
  • Functional and population genomics of harmful insects for tracking the invasion processes and for the development of control methods; studies on mosquito immunity and vector competence (M. Bonizzoni, L.M. Gomulski, L. Ometto)
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