To the students of the Course in Biosciences

The teaching activity of the PhD program will be organized according to the following lines.

1)    Each year the Course will organize some courses of general interest, while others will be organized within each PhD curriculum.

2)    During the entire duration of the PhD, students have to attend a total of 3 courses, ideally 2 during the first year and 1 during the second year. Students with particular needs can decide to replace one or more of the courses with others selected from University programs or from other Doctorate Courses. In all cases, however, the chosen didactic activity must have the agreement of the Coordinator and the Tutor.

3) Courses on “Scientific English” organized by the Course or by the University are optional and additional to the three courses to attend.

                                                                                          The Coordinator



Teaching activity 2017

(Note that this program might be changed. Please check it regularly for updates).

General courses

Natasha Raikhel's Lectures. 6 hours. Polo Vallisneri, Room G mezzanine floor, east side. 11:00 a.m.


January 23, 2017: From Cell Biology to Chemical Genomics--a Personal Journey.

January  24, 2017: a) power of Various "Omics".

                             b) Endoplasmic Reticulum.

January  31, 2017: Golgi Apparatus, Vacuole and Endosomes.

February 7, 2017: Chemical Biology Reveals Insights into  endomembrane Trafficking in Plants.

•  Basics of image analysis with ImageJ. Prof. Francesco Argenton. 10 hours. Botta Building, Bioinformatics room B.


23/03/2017, 8:30 (1 hour), Imaging

27/03/2017, 9:30 (2 hours), Imaging

28/03/2017, 8:30 (1 hour), Imaging

29/03/2017, 8:30 (1hour), Imaging

30/03/2017, 8:30 (1 hour), Imaging

03/04/2017, 9:30 (2 hours), Imaging

04/04/2017, 8:30 (1 hour), Imaging

05/04/2017, 8:30 (1 hour), Imaging

Understand your PhD to make the most of it. Prof. Luca Pellegrini. 18 hours. Polo Vallisneri.

04/04/2017, 10:30-12:30 "Addressing the hard question: After your PhD, what's next?". Room A, mezzanine, Polo Vallisneri.

19/05/2017, 10:30-12:30 - Room I, mezzanine, Polo Vallisneri.

25/05/2017, 10:30-12:30 - Seminar Room, IV floor south, Polo Vallisneri.

23/06/2017, 14:45-16:45 - Room N, mezzanine, Polo Vallisneri.

• Enhancing gender awareness in scientific research. Prof. Lucia Manni. 8 hours. Polo Vallisneri, Room L mezzanine floor, east side.

 25/05/2017, 9:00 - 13:00,

• 26/05/2017, 14:00 - 18:00,

Data analysis, manipulation and presentation in Biology: A primer in the use of R. Prof. Mauro Zordan. 16 hours. June. Botta Building, Bioinformatics room C, first floor.

 05/06/2017, 14:00-18:00

08/06/2017, 14:00-18:00

12/06/2017, 14:00-18::00

15/06/2017, 14:00-18:00

Notes on Statistical analysis. Dr. Rimantas Eidukevicius. 10 hours. Botta Building, Bioinformatics room B, first floor.

27/06/2017, 9:00-12:00

28/06/2017, 14:30-17:00

29/06/2017, 14:30-17:00

30/06/2017, 14:30-17:00

Biochemistry and Biotechnology curriculum


Cell Biology and Physiology curriculum


Evolution, Ecology and Conservation curriculum



Seminar cycles and Symposia

Journal Club  Biochemistry and Biotechnology curriculum, organizer Prof. F. Lo Schiavo.

Journal Club Cell Biology and Physiology curriculum, organizer Prof. E. Reddi.

Journal Club Evolution, Ecology and Conservation curriculum, organizer Prof. L. Congiu.

Journal Club Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics curriculum, organizer Prof. F. Argenton.