Biomarkers: from identification to exploitation

A.Y. 2020/2021
10
Max ECTS
88
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/14 CHIM/08 MED/13
Language
English
Learning objectives
The objective of the course is to provide the students with the skills to understand how to identify a new biomarker taking advantage of omics strategy and population studies. Processes to validate the detection strategy for a biomarker, the statistical analysis to correlate the biomarker with a clinical outcome, and market exploitation will be discussed.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will have the knowledge to design strategies to discover and validate novel biomarkers.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
First semester
Module: Bioanalytical methods and pharmacological validation of biomarkers
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 0
CHIM/08 - PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY - University credits: 0
Single bench laboratory practical: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Module: Molecular endocrinology and endocrine biomarkers
MED/13 - ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM - University credits: 4
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Melcangi Cosimo