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.
Teaching activity 2019
(Note that this program might be changed. Please check it regularly for updates).
• Science Communication in Biomedicine and Biosciences. Dr Elisabetta Mutto Accordi. 20 hours. Vallisneri Building, Room H mezzanine floor, east side. 16:00 to 18:00 p.m.
January 17th – 24th – 28th
February 7th – 14th – 21th – 28th
March 7th – 14th – 21th
• Statistical analysis for Biological Data: the univariate case. Prof. Chiara Romualdi. 10 hours. Vallisneri Building, Room H mezzanine floor, east side. 16:00 to 18:00 p.m.
January 22nd: Introduction to plots, descriptive statistics and Statistical Inference.
January 29th: T-test for paired and unpaired data, one-way ANOVA.
February 5th: Multi-way ANOVA, ANCOVA, Non-parametric tests.
February 13th: Statistical power, how to determine the right sample size for your experiment.
February 19th: Conclusion: the right way of reporting statistical results on scientific journals.
• Biological data analysis with R and R notebook. Prof. Chiara Romualdi. 10 hours. Vallisneri Building, Room H mezzanine floor, east side. 15:00 to 17:30 p.m.
March 25th: R language fundamentals and basic syntax.
March 27th: R data structures.
March 28th: Visualizations and inference using R.
March 29th: Writing reports with R notebook.
• Signaling Mechanisms in Plants. Prof. Zhenbiao Yang. 8 hours. Vallisneri Building. 14:30 to 16:30 p.m.
Monday 3rd June 2019, room H, mezzanine: Signaling of small molecule hormones in plants: Paradigm and diversification.
Tuesday 4th June 2019, room L, mezzanine: GTPase-based Signaling in Plants: Conservation and Plant Inventions.
Wednesday 5th June 2019, room L, mezzanine: Signaling in cell polarity: how plant cells differentiate in space.
Thursday 6th June 2019, room L, mezzanine: Mechanical signaling: When physics meets chemistry.
• Multivariate Statistical Analyses. Proff. Rimantas EIDUKEVICIUS - Chiara ROMUALDI. 10 hours. Vallisneri Building. 14:30 to 16:30 p.m.
Monday 10th June 2019, room H, mezzanine: Introduction to multivariate regression analyses.
Tuesday 11th June 2019, room H, mezzanine: Dimension reduction techniques (Clustering and Principal Component Analyses).
Wednesday 12th June 2019, room L, mezzanine: Logistic regression Analyses.
Monday 17th June 2019, room H, mezzanine: Survival Models.
Tuesday 18th June 2019, room H, mezzanine: Concluding Remarks.
Biochemistry and Biotechnology curriculum
Cell Biology and Physiology curriculum
Evolution, Ecology and Conservation curriculum
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics 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. Greggio.
Journal Club Evolution, Ecology and Conservation curriculum, organizers Profs. C. Gasparini, M. Griggio.
Journal Club Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics curriculum, organizer Prof. S. Bortoluzzi.