Animal models of human disease: Zebrafish as an animal model to study human diseases

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
February 2021
Lead instructor: Anna Silvia Pistocchi
The major aim of this course is to provide information regarding the use of zebrafish as a model animal for the study of human pathologies and their treatment. We will analyze different pathologies such as tumors, neurodegeneration, aging, genetic, metabolic and inflammatory diseases and how zebrafish can be used as a low cost and model system for the study of the molecular basis and pharmacological treatment of these diseases.
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:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


For help please contact [email protected]

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Biosciences Dept, building (torre) B, 7th floor
to be scheduled, please email me for additional information
LITA, Via Fratelli Cervi 93, Segrate, MI