Preclinical models in neuromuscular disorders

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
April 2022
Lead instructor: Antonia Ratti
The course will present the different experimental models, both in vitro and in vivo, which are currently available and used to study different neurological and neuromuscular disorders, including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Kennedy's disease (SBMA), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Duchenne dystrophy.
The goal is to give an overview of the state of the art for these disorders with the specific aim to show the limits and advantages in the use of the current preclinical models. A special focus will be made on how these experimental models help in the definition of the pathogenic mechanisms and in the development of the therapeutic strategies.
Speakers working on specific disorders will be invited to share literature data as well as their own expertise in the field.
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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