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Teacher: Rosella Visintin - Dates: 7,8,11 January 2019

Format
1 lecture and 1 practical activity every day

Monday, 7 January, 2019
10.00-11.00

Literature Analysis: How to Read a Paper

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
11.00-12.30

Literature Analysis: How to prepare a Journal Club + Exercise

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
14.00-17.00

Experimental design: critical thinking, protocol writing, data analysis

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
Tuesday, 8 January, 2019
9.30-12.30

How to talk about science: Oral &Poster presentations

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
14.00-15.00

Scientific Writing

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
15.00-16.30

Presentation exercise

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
Friday, 11 January, 2019
9.30-12.30

Group work practical and exercise

Lesson Location: 
Conference Room

Organizer: Ylli Doksani & Marina Mapelli

Dates: 14-18 January 2019

Monday, 14 January, 2019
9.30-12.30

Working with DNA and RNA

9.30-10.20

Working with mammalian genomic DNA

Ylli Doksani - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
10.40-11.30

Visualization of DNA structures in Electron Microscopy

Ylli Doksani - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.50-12.40

Cloning strategies

Daniele Piccini - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.00-15.15

Expression of coding and non-coding genes in mammalian genome

Francesco Nicassio - IIT
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
15.45-17.00

Challenges in measuring RNA expression

Matteo Marzi - IIT
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019
9.30-12.30

Protein Biochemistry

9.30-10.45

Protein expression

Marina Mapelli - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.15-12.15

Measuring protein interactions in vitro

Marina Mapelli - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.00-15.15

Measuring protein interactions in vivo

Sara Sigismund - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
15.45-17.00

Working with Antibodies

Simona Polo - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
Wednesday, 16 January, 2019
11.00 -12.30

Protein-nucleotide interactions

11.15-12.15

Capturing specific protein–DNA interactions in biological systems by Chromatin Immunoprecipitation

Ivan Dellino - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
15.45-17.00

Protein-DNA interactions involved in DNA repair and DNA replication

Vincenzo Costanzo - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
Thursday, 17 January, 2019
9.30-12.30

Genetic Engineering

9.30-11.00

Fundamentals of gene targeting

Stefano Casola - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.15-12.45

CRISPR technology and its applications in drug discovery

Danilo Maddalo - Novartis
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.00-15.00

CRSIPR tutorial

Danilo Maddalo - Novartis
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
Friday, 18 January, 2019
9.30-12.30

Protein Biochemistry

9.30-11.00

Principles of enzymology

Loredano Pollegioni - University of Insubria
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.30-12.30

Biochemistry of Ubiquitin

Sebastiano Pasqualato - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.00-17.00

Case studies

Lesson Location: 
Gold Room

Dates: 21-23 January 2019

Organizers: Dario Parazzoli and Nils Gauthier

The course will cover all basic microscopy techniques and provide an overview of a broad range of innovative imaging approaches. Each lecture will include an overview of the topic and a presentation of the lecturer’s specific field of interest.

 

Monday, 21 January, 2019
9.00-13.00

Optical Microscopy

- Introduction to the course
  Nils Gauthier and Dario Parazzoli - IFOM

- Introduction to Fluorescence and Sample preparation
  Sara Barozzi - IFOM

- Wide Field microscopy and Optical Sectioning
  Dario Parazzoli - IFOM

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
14.00-16.00

Practical demonstration: Confocal Fluorescence Microscope. How to acquire Fluorescence Images

Lesson Location: 
Imaging Facilities
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019
9.00-13.00

Live Cell Imaging

- Introduction to Live cell imaging and fluorescence tagging
  Sara Barozzi - IFOM

- Advanced applications in fluorescence microscopy (FRAP, FRET, FLIM, Photoactivation….)
  Amanda Oldani - IFOM

- From microscopy to Flow Cytometry
  Maria Grazia Totaro - IFOM

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
14.00-16.00

Theory and Practice of Image Analysis
Paolo Maiuri and Emanuele Martini - IFOM

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1-2 & Gold Room
Wednesday, 23 January, 2019
9.00-13.00

- Why super resolving, STED
  Dario Parazzoli - IFOM

- SIM STORM
  Mario Faretta - IEO

- Mechanobiology part 1
  Nils Gauthier and Qingsen Li - IFOM

- Mechanobiology part 2
  Nils Gauthier and Qingsen Li - IFOM

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
15.00-16.00

Round table

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2

Teacher: Federico Ambrogi, University of Milan - Dates: 24 January - 1 February  2019

The course will introduce the basic statistical tools and concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. The purpose is to develop student’s critical ability when reading published works and when analysing results from experiments. The course focuses on concepts rather than on mathematics and learning specific data analysis tools. However some mathematical aspects will be explained to get better intuition of the concepts and R software will be introduced to allow practical applications. Students are required to bring their own laptops with the most recent version of R installed.

 

Thursday, 24 January, 2019
9.30-11.00

Introduction to descriptive statistics: distributions and their representation; summary measures of position and dispersion. 

Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
11.30-13.00

Plots to avoid

Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
14.00-16.00

Probability and diagnostic tests

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
Friday, 25 January, 2019
9.30-11.00

Introduction to statistical inference: Random Variables, the Null Hypothesis, Distributions, Sampling and the Central Limit Theorem.

Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
11.30-13.00

Testing statistical significance and building confidence intervals

Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
14.00-16.00

Exercises

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
Tuesday, 29 January, 2019
9.30-11.00

Comparing means

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
11.30-13.00

Comparing proportions

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
15.00-17.00

Association tests

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
Wednesday, 30 January, 2019
9.30-11.00

Matrix Algebra

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
11.30-13.00

Linear Models: the Design Matrix

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
14.00-16.00

Linear Models: the Design Matrix, standard errors, interactions, collinearity, confounding.

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
Friday, 1 February, 2019
9.30-11.00

Exercises on the linear model

Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
11.30-13.00

A short introduction to survival analysis

Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
14.00-16.00

Exercise on survival analysis

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2

Organizers: D.Pasini, A. Bachi, T. Bonaldi - Dates: 04-11 February 2019

Monday, 4 February, 2019
9.30-11.00

Introduction to genomics

Diego Pasini - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.00-12.30

Epigenetics and Transcription

Arianna Sabò - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.30-16.00

Practicals and Journal Club

Lesson Location: 
Genomic unit and Gold room
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019
9.30-11.00

Non-coding RNA

Francesco Nicassio - IIT
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.00-12.30

Computational Approaches for NGS data

Giulio Pavesi - UNIMI
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.30-16.00

Practicals and Journal Club

Lesson Location: 
Genomic unit and Gold room
Wednesday, 6 February, 2019
9.30-11.00

Cancer Genomics

Martin Schaefer - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.00-12.30

Precision medicine

Luca Mazzarella - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.30-17.30

Introduction to R (for the Bioinformatics course)

Francesco Ferrari - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Ivory Room
Thursday, 7 February, 2019
9.30-12.00

Introduction to MS proteomics

Angela Bachi - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.00-16.00

Quantitative Proteomics

Alessandro Cuomo - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
16.15-17.30

Targeted Proteomics

Angela Bachi - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
Friday, 8 February, 2019
9.30-11.00

Proteomics in epigenetic research

Tiziana Bonaldi - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.15-12.45

Proteomics in clinical research and Drug Discovery

Roberta Noberini - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.00-16.00

Practical tutorials (3 groups) - Part 1

Monday, 11 February, 2019
9.30-11.00

Proteomics and Systems biology

Mauro Fasano - University of Insubria
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.15-12.45

Multi-omic and proteogenomic approaches in clinical research

Philipp Mertins - MCD Berlin
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
15.10-16.00

Practical tutorials (3 groups) - Part 2

Dates: 12-15 February 2019

 

Organizer: Francesco Ferrari IFOM, MIlan

The course will cover mainly 3 parts:

- first part on more basic key concepts such as DNA sequences analysis (e.g. BLAST + NGS aligners);
- a second part more heavily on transcriptomics and epigenomics data analysis;
- a third part on which we give a couple of modules on more specialistic topics (e.g. chromatin 3D architecture or regulatory networks ).

 

Wednesday, 6 February, 2019
14.30-17.30

Introduction to R

Francesco Ferrari - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Ivory Room
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019
9.20-9.30

Course introduction

Francesco Ferrari - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Meeting room 1-2
9.30-13.00

Interacting with the genome: how to squeeze the best out of sequence databases

Fabio Iannelli - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
Meeting room 1-2
14.00-17.30

Transcriptomics in cancer research: bulk and single cell analysis. (Part 1)

Raffaele Calogero - UNITO
Lesson Location: 
Meeting room 1-2
Wednesday, 13 February, 2019
9.30-13.00

Transcriptomics in cancer research: bulk and single cell analysis. (Part 2)

Raffaele Calogero - UNITO
Lesson Location: 
Meeting room 1-2
15.00-18.00

Transcriptomics in cancer research: bulk and single cell analysis. (Part 3)

Raffaele Calogero - UNITO
Lesson Location: 
Meeting room 1-2
Thursday, 14 February, 2019
9.30-13.00

Epigenomics data analysis

Marco Morelli - San Raffaele Hospital
Lesson Location: 
Meeting room 1-2
14.00-17.30

Annotating regulatory elements in genomic sequences

Giulio Pavesi - UNIMI
Lesson Location: 
Meeting room 1-2
Friday, 15 February, 2019
9.30-13.00

Chromatin 3D architecture data analysis

Mattia Forcato - UniMORE
Lesson Location: 
Meeting room 1-2
15.00-16.30

Network approaches to cancer genomics data

Martin Schaefer - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Meeting room 1-2

Organizer: Myriam Alcalay & Ugo Cavallaro IEO Milan

Dates: 18-21 February 2019

Monday, 18 February, 2019
9.15-12.15

Approaches for the discovery of genetic abnormalities in cancer

9.15-9.30

Introduction to the course

Myriam Alcalay - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
9.30-10.45

Genomics and big data, from science to medicine and back

Giovanni Tonon - HSR - Milan
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.00-12.15

Genetic screens

Luisa Lanfrancone - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
11.00-12.15

Issues in Cancer Genetics

11.00-12.15

Viral oncogenesis

Susanna Chiocca - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.00-16.00

Journal Club

Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
Wednesday, 20 February, 2019
9.30-12.15

Translational aspects of Cancer Genetics

9.30-10.45

How the environment affects cancer genomics

Luca Mazzarella - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
11.00-12.15

Translational and therapeutic implications of tumor heterogeneity

Livio Trusolino - University of Turin
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
14.00-15.15

Cancer Genetics in medical practice

14.00-15.15

Cancer genetics in the clinic: implications and applications

Bernardo Bonanni - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room
Thursday, 21 February, 2019
9.30-10.45

Cancer Genetics in medical practice

9.30-10.45

Perspectives of clinically oriented cancer genetics

Salvatore Pece - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room

Teacher: Myriam Alcalay, IEO

Dates: 25-28 February 2019

Monday, 25 February, 2019
9.30-12.30

Principles of Effective Writing

Lesson Location: 
Meeting room 1-2
15.00-16.00

Grammar in Scientific English

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
16.00-18.00

Exercises

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
Tuesday, 26 February, 2019
9.30-11.30

Writing an original manuscript

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
11.45-12.45

Plagiarism and Copyrights

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
14.00-16.00

Exercises: re-write your abstract

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2
Thursday, 28 February, 2019
14.00-16.00

  Abstracts: before/after

Lesson Location: 
Meeting Room 1+2

Teachers: D. Monzani (IEO) & L. Pancani (University Milan Bicocca) - Dates: 4-11-18 April 2019; 9-16 May 2019 (14.00-18.00)

Program to be communicated

 

Organizer: M. Mapelli & S. Ricagno - Dates: 8-10 April 2019

Format
3-days course

Venues: IFOM-IEO Campus, Via Adamello 16, Milan & Dept. of Biosciences, Via Celoria 26, Milan

The course is co-organized with the Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD program of the Department of Bioscience of Milan University. 
The course will focus on how to analize the structures and on structural biology projects. There will be a day dedicated to Cryo-EM with practicals at the microscope.

Monday, 8 April, 2019
9.30-9.45

Introduction to the course

Marina Mapelli IEO & Stefano Ricagno UNIMI
Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
9.45-11.15

Crystallization: theory and practice

Sebastiano Pasqualato - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Conference Room & YouScientist Lab
11.30-12.30

Structure determination and interpretation

Marina Mapelli - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
14.00-15.00

GEMINI: how big data and AI support 3D structure-based approach for antigen identification

Ilaria Ferlenghi - GSK Siena
Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
15.30-17.00

Tutorial: Looking at structures, Pymol I

Lesson Location: 
Ivory Room
Tuesday, 9 April, 2019
9.00-11.00

Cryo-Electron Microscopy: From the basics to the "Resolution Revolution”

J.M. Carazo - National Center for Biotechnology (Madrid)
Lesson Location: 
BS Room @UNIMI - Via Celoria
11.30-12.30

Amyloid aggregation as an example of integrated structural biology

Stefano Ricagno - UNIMI
Lesson Location: 
BS Room @UNIMI - Via Celoria
14.15-17.30

EM Practicals: Image processing, Transmission and Cryo-EM

J.M. Carazo - Paolo Swuec - Delia Tarantino
Lesson Location: 
B7 Room @UNIMI - Via Celoria
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
9.30-10.45

Using single-particle cryo-EM to characterize a complex biochemical process in three dimensions

Alessandro Costa – Francis Crick Institute of London
Lesson Location: 
Conference Room
11.00-13.00

Tutorial: Looking at structures, Pymol II

Lesson Location: 
Ivory Room

Teacher: Federico Boem, University of Milan

The course will deal with topics of ethical issues in science with an interactive approach

Monday, 15 April, 2019
9.30-10.30

Introduction to bioethics

  • Historical/methodological introduction to bioethics
  • Main (recent) areas of investigation:
    • Stem cells and human embryos
    • Synthetic biology
    • Cell therapy
    • Genetic tests
    • Public health
10.30-12.30

Ethics, science and politics: the case of vaccine hesitancy

  • What is vaccine hesitancy?
  • Who refuse vaccines and why
  • Ethical debate on vaccination between individual rights and public policies
Lesson Location: 
Platinum Room
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
9.30-10.30

The ethical debate over animal experimentation

  • Why and how animal models
  • Animal models and their moral status
  • Ethical perspectives within the debate
  • Arguments and counterarguments
  • From theory to practice
10.30-12.30

From ethics to sociology of science

  • Epistemic issues of animal models
  • A brief history of animal experimentation
  • Animal experimentation: reinterpreting the paradigm
  • The role of scientists within society
Lesson Location: 
Gold Room

Teacher: F. Boem (UNIMI) - Dates: 13-17 May 2019 (2 hours per day)

Program to be commmunicated

Teacher: M. Masiero (UNIMI) - Dates: 19-21 June 2019 (9.00-13.00).

Program to be communicated