Translational potential of cell metabolism as new pharmacological target

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
Overall hours
Lesson period
May 2020
The aim of this PhD Course is to provide the basic knowledge to understand why cell metabolism is nowadays considered a relevant pharmacological target for driving the cells to specific cellular functions including proliferation, quiescence or differentiation.
To this purpose, we will overview the principles of the metabolic pathways implicated in the major cellular functions. Notably, we will overview the available methodologies to study cell metabolism highlighting their differences and peculiarity. PhD students will, together with the tutors, design a flowchart for the selection of the appropriate methodologies starting from practical biological questions.
Expert in the field will be invited to give lectures on selected hot topics, including immunometabolism, cancer metabolism and cell metabolism of undifferentiated and differentiated cells.
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • for courses starting in June 2021, until 25 May 2021
  • for courses starting in July 2021, until 25 June 2021
  • for courses starting in September 2021, until 30 August 2021.

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