Research and Nanomedicine

Proponent: Piersandro Pallavicini

Course learning outcomes/abstract: The course will includde: development of systems based on nanoparticles with classification and methods of preparation of different systems, characterization of their physico-chemical and drug delivery properties. Improvement of drug biopharmaceutical properties: 4 hours; properties of nanoparticles influencing their interaction with cells and organs and properties of nanoparticles allowing their use in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques: 6 hours; Introduction to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, development of nanostructures and nanosystems and study of cell adhesion processes: 3 hours; introduction to Neuroscience: Principals, classifications, methodologies. From the molecular level and the interaction between Nanomedicine and Neuroscience to the neurobiology of complex behaviors: 3 hours.
In the course is included a single-day workshop “Research and Nanomedicine” that will feature lectures (invited speakers) and short communications (speakers of University of Pavia) on researches and case studies in the nanomedicine area, given by researchers belonging to the two macroareas to which belong the three organizing doctorate schools (8 hours).

Goals: The course has the goal to give the students an highly interdisciplinary formation in the nanomedicine area, that includes the necessary informtion ranging from chemistry to physics and medicine, and from material sciences to regulatory aspects. Coupling lessons to a workshop (where lively research results will be presented by senior experts and young researchers) has the goal to allow the students not only to have the basic necessary theoretcal instruments to understand and work with nanomedicine, but also to be in contact with the state-of-the-art research in the nanomedicine area

Number of hours and planning: 24 hours (16 hours of direct lessons plus a 8-hours workshop

Period: May 29;  30; 31 – June 1; 12 – June 13 workshop

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PhD courses involved: Macro-areas Science & Technology and Life Sciences, and in particular the PhD courses in Psychology, Neuroscience and Data Science; Chemical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Industrial Innovation; Translational Medicine; Physics; Biomedical Sciences

Delivery mode and location ( in presence, on line, ecc): In presence (if allowed by sanitary situation)

Language: english

Evaluation criterial: Partecipation the the lessons and workshop, and final Written Examination

Credits (CFU): 6


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