The central role of metabolism in health and disease: concepts, omics approaches, their interpretation and applications

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
March 2021
Lead instructor: Maurizio Crestani
Metabolism and its regulation are crucial in different areas of disease such as oncology, cardiometabolic and neurodegenerative disorders. The aim of this course is to illustrate the central role of metabolism on different aspects of patho-physiology and the possible therapeutic implications. Advanced techniques to study metabolism and its regulation will be reviewed, with particular focus on metabolomics, proteomics and genomics. Emphasis will be on the analysis, interpretation and integration of data obtained with these omics techniques, and the subsequent generation of models via bioinformatics, mathematical and/or logical approaches. The perspective to apply the new knowledge to uncover targets for the development of personalized and precision therapeutics will be discussed.
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 September 2021, until 30 August 2021.

Deadlines for enrolment in courses of the next academic year (2021/2022) will be announced.

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

Fridays 10:00-12:00 (ask for appointment)
Dipartimento di Scienze Farmacologiche e Biomolecolari, via Balzaretti 9