Translational potential of cell metabolism as new pharmacological target

A.Y. 2019/2020
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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.
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