BIO/11 (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY)
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
(01/10/2021 - 14/01/2022)
24 lesson hours
Basic knowledge of biochemistry and protein structure, as well as mechanisms of signal transduction
The course provides a molecular overview of important macromolecular systems involved in CNS and PNS signal tranduction, the methodological methods to achieve their characterization, plus a description of some important molecular mechanisms of receptor-drug interaction in the same molecular systems.
1. Recap of structural biology and biochemistry of molecular interactions
2. Ion channels: structures, mechanisms, pharmacological targeting
3. ECM: components and their structures, pharmaceutical targeting
4. New approaches to molecular neurobiology
Lectures and interactive visualization of molecular structures using dedicated softwares
Reccomended or required readings
N/A - Study materials will be provided during the course
Oral Exam: presentation of a selected research article on course-related topics.
Final grade will be calculated by averaging the grades of the Molecular Neurobiology and the Neuropathology Complements sub-courses. Cum laude will be assigned only if obtained in both sub-courses.
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030