The main objective of the course is to provide the student with knowledge in the field of basic and applied molecular biology, from the understanding of the mechanisms controlling gene expression in eukaryotic at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional level, to the design of new molecular therapies, such as epigenetic drugs or stem cells.
The student will also be competent on the main and most modern experimental technologies for the study of complex biological phenomena. In addition, the course aims to make the student independent in the analysis of experimental data, applying their knowledge, and refine their communication skills, through the analysis and presentation of scientific data in the literature. At the end of the course the student will have the necessary tools to acquire independent judgment. In particular, the student will be able to:
- analyze and discuss topics of regulation of gene expression with mastery;
- propose strategies for investigating gene expression;
- understand and critically analyze the biomolecular literature in all its aspects;
- design detailed experimental approaches on general biomolecular problems.
In particular, the student through lessons, Journal Clubs and practical work, will acquire advanced knowledge on the topics covered in the duration of the course.