Biotechnology and Pharmacology

A.Y. 2014/2015
Overall hours
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
First semester
Molecular basis of drug action
Briefly, lectures will address:
The evolution of R&D from the '90ties to date
The different phases of preclinical research:
· Innovative target identification
· Drug screening
· ADMET (drug metabolism and toxicology) I contributi delle biotecnologie alla moderna ricerca farmacologica:
Identification of the molecular bases of mono- and poly genic diseases
DNA sequencing and regulation of gene expression
The Human Genome project and its relevance for drug development
'omics and their application in R&D
Bioinformatics in drug discovery
Creation of data banks and their relevance for biological research
Cell and animal engineering
Innovative drug screening
Imaging technologies in drug development
Innovative therapeutic strategies:
· Nucleic acid sas drugs
· Gene therapy
· Cell therapy
Biotechnology and Pharmacology
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 4
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Vegeto Elisabetta
Molecular basis of drug action
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 4
Single bench laboratory practical: 32 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Novel Biotechnological Drugs
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Franceschini Guido