Training and Research

PhD Programme Courses/classes - 2023/2024

Nanomaterials and green chemistry: from synthesis to applications

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Adolfo Speghini

Tecniche di deposizione a film sottile per biomateriali, applicazioni biomediche e energia solare

Credits: 1,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Alessandro Romeo

Protein crystallization and structure solving: classical and novel methods

Credits: 1,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Massimiliano Perduca

Forensic toxicology and analitics

Credits: 6

Language: English

Teacher:  Rossella Gottardo

Erasmus + seminars

Credits: 5,3

Language: English

Forensic Genetics

Credits: 4

Language: English

Teacher:  Stefania Turrina

An introduction to NMR spectroscopy for the study of biomacromolecules

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Mariapina D'Onofrio

Tecniche di immagine per l'analisi della composizione corporea

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Carlo Zancanaro

Application of multimodal imaging techniques in the study of the skeletal muscle

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Barbara Cisterna

Biophysical Methods for the Analysis of Protein-Ligand interactions

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Filippo Favretto

Engineering photosynthesis to enhance productivity

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Stefano Cazzaniga

Inibitori e stabilizzatori delle interazioni proteina-proteina

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Francesca Munari

Luminescent lanthanide complexes for bioimaging and sensing applications

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Fabio Piccinelli

Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the characterization of the central and peripheral nervous system

Credits: 1,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Pietro Bontempi

Markers of chronic alcohol abuse: analytical and interpretative aspects

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Federica Bortolotti

Optical Imaging technique: principles and applications

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Federico Boschi

Surface Metrology with optical techniques

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Claudia Daffara

Synthesis, characterization and applications of luminescent nanostructured materials (titolo ridotto rispetto AA 2022-23)

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Francesco Enrichi

Tecniche ultrastrutturali e citochimiche per individuare le nanoparticelle in cellule e tessuti

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Manuela Malatesta

virtopsy: general aspects and new trends

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Francesco Ausania





Class attendance

Free Choice



Learning objectives

Knowledge of how light propagation occurs in materials, in particular in biological tissues, to understand how preclinical and clinical investigations can be carried out using the optical imaging technique

Prerequisites and basic notions

Knowledge of mathematics and physics at high school level


Part 1: description of the light transport in biological tissues with a special focus on absorption and scattering processes and the Lambert-Beer equation.
The light emission processes and images acquisition. In particular, fluorescence imaging and some preclinical applications and bioluminescence imaging and some experimental investigations used in the oncological field. Description of the instruments for optical imaging acquisitions: technical equipment and image acquisition parameters.
Part 2: New emerging imaging techniques: radioluminescence imaging and Cerenkov Imaging in preclinical field and first attempt on humans.
Other applications in food and vegetables monitoring, Chlorophyll imaging.


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When and where

The lessons take place in presence. Questions from students on the topics addressed are encouraged for a more fruitful interaction.

Learning assessment procedures


Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE



Criteria for the composition of the final grade


PhD school courses/classes - 2023/2024

Please note: Additional information will be added during the year. Currently missing information is labelled as “TBD” (i.e. To Be Determined).

PhD students must obtain a specified number of CFUs each year by attending teaching activities offered by the PhD School.
First and second year students must obtain 8 CFUs. Teaching activities ex DM 226/2021 provide 5 CFUs; free choice activities provide 3 CFUs.
Third year students must obtain 4 CFUs. Teaching activities ex DM 226/2021 provide 2 CFUs; free choice activities provide 2 CFUs.

Registering for the courses is not required unless explicitly indicated; please consult the course information to verify whether registration is required or not. When registration is actually required, no confirmation e-mail will be sent after signing up.

Activities are also listed in the online calendar.

Teaching Activities ex DM 226/2021: Linguistic Activities

Teaching Activities ex DM 226/2021: Research management and Enhancement

Teaching Activities ex DM 226/2021: Statistics and Computer Sciences

Teaching Activities: Free choice



Ausania Francesco

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Bontempi Pietro

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Bortolotti Federica

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Boschi Federico

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Carta Angela

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Cazzaniga Stefano

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Cisterna Barbara

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Daffara Claudia

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D'Onofrio Mariapina

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Enrichi Francesco

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Favretto Filippo

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Gottardo Rossella

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Malatesta Manuela

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Marzola Pasquina

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Munari Francesca

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Nardon Chiara

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Perduca Massimiliano

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Piacentini Giorgio

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Piccinelli Fabio

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Porru Stefano

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Romeo Alessandro

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Sbarbati Andrea

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Speghini Adolfo

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Turrina Stefania

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Zancanaro Carlo

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Guidelines for PhD students

Below you will find the files that contain the Guidelines for PhD students and rules for the acquisition of ECTS credits (in Italian: "CFU") for the Academic Year 2023/2024.


Title Info File
File pdf Dottorandi: linee guida generali (2023/2024) pdf, it, 111 KB, 26/02/24
File pdf PhD students: general guidelines (2023/2024) pdf, en, 127 KB, 26/02/24