Modern approaches in studying gene expression

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
June 2022
Lead instructor: Angelisa Frasca
The course will provide students with theoretical knowledge on the most common gene expression analysis techniques. The first two lessons will describe the qRT-PCR technique. Student will be instructed on the correct procedures for the selection of housekeeping genes, the design of primers using appropriate software and data analysis. The following lessons will be held by specialists and will decribe more innovative technologies in the field of gene expression analysis, addressing the following topics: qRT-PCR analysis using microfluidics systems, digital PCR, multiplex gene expression analysis, in situ hybridization and RNAScope techniques. The course will include theoretical lessons and in some cases a practical activity will be included. Sessions will be organized over 3 half-days, of which 2 in person and 1 virtual.
Maximum number of participants: 15
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.


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