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Teachers: Paola Galimberti (UNIMI) & Arnaud Ceol (IEO). Dates: 27-28 September; 4-5 October 2021.

Aim of the course: the course will provide useful tools for researchers to respond to the new paradigm in handling and sharing research results, from open access publications to research data management. A variety of training methodologies will be used, such as plenary sessions, hands-on sessions, the completion of assignments and complementary e-learning materials.

The course is organized in the context of the ENABLECARES European project (https://enablecares.eu/).

 

Monday, 27 September, 2021
9.00-13.00
  • Open science & open access 
  • Introduction: aim of the course
  • Definitions
  • Editorial workflow
  • The different colors of open science: examples
  • Open science policies at the University of Milan
  • Focus on the available resources: AIR (Research Institutional Archive)
  • Funder requirements
Paola Galimberti - UNIMI
Lesson Location: 
Sala Crociera - Giurisprudenza Via Festa del Perdono (UNIMI)
Tuesday, 28 September, 2021
9.00-13.00
  • A deep view: Predatory journals, ethics aspects, evaluation, management of rights and licenses 
  • Tools: Sherpa; DOAJ, CORE; Unpaywall etc. 
  • Introducing Open science &  FAIR data
Paola Galimberti - UNIMI
Lesson Location: 
Sala Crociera - Giurisprudenza Via Festa del Perdono (UNIMI)
Monday, 4 October, 2021
9.00-13.00
  • Introduction: aim of the course
  • About data
  • Writing a data management plan
  • Open science & FAIR data
  • Data storage
  • Good practices
Arnaud Ceol - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Sala Crociera - Giurisprudenza Via Festa del Perdono (UNIMI)
Tuesday, 5 October, 2021
9.00-13.00
  • Presentation of a DMP by Dorina Dobi (PhD student at UNIMI)
  • Documenting your data
  • Research ethics and data protection
  • Data management: who is involved?
  • Career chats session with testimonials from Open science & data management world
Arnaud Ceol - IEO
Lesson Location: 
Sala Crociera - Studi Umanistici via Festa del Perdono (UNIMI)

Teacher: Rosella Visintin - Dates: 10-12 January 2021

Format: Lectures and practical activities held online

Monday, 10 January, 2022
9.30-11.30

Critical reading of the literature

11.30-12.30

How to do a Journal club

14.30-16.30

Exercises

Tuesday, 11 January, 2022
9.30-11.30

Experimental design - From hypothesis to conclusions

11.45-12.45

Gender in scientific experiments

Susanna Chiocca - IEO
14.30-16.30

Case Study

Wednesday, 12 January, 2022
9.30-11.30

Research integrity module:
- Shared values in scientific research;
- Running and recording experiments (labnotebook);
- Generating and manipulating data (scientific misconduct - falsification; fabrication and plagiarism);
- Time management

11.30-12.30

Famous cases of alleged scientific misconduct

14.30-16.30

Q&A Open discussion

Organizer: Ylli Doksani & Marina Mapelli

Dates: 17-20 January 2022

The course aims at providing theoretical knowledge and practical principles on the main forefront strategies used for genome editing and biochemistry.

 

Monday, 17 January, 2022
9.00-10.30

CRISPR technology and its applications in drug discovery

Danilo Maddalo - Genentech
10.45-11.45

Fundamentals of gene targeting

Stefano Casola - IFOM
12.00-13.00

Gene therapy

Giuliana Ferrari - HSR Milan
14.30-15.30

Visualization of DNA structures in Electron Microscopy

Massimo Lopes - UZH
15.45-16.45

Working with mammalian genomic DNA

Ylli Doksani - IFOM
Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
9.30-10.30

DNA Cloning strategies

Chiara Bruckmann - IFOM
10.45-11.45

Expression of coding and non-coding genes in mammalian genome

Francesco Nicassio - IIT
12.00-13.00

Challenges in measuring RNA expression

Matteo Marzi - IIT
14.30-15.30

Protein expression

Marina Mapelli - IEO
15.45-16.45

Protein interactions in vitro

Luigi Scietti - IEO
Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
9.30-10.30

Measuring protein interactions in vivo

Sara Sigismund - IEO
10.45-11.45

Working with Antibodies

Simona Polo - IFOM
12.00-13.00

Principles of Enzymology

Loredano Pollegioni - University of Insubria
14.30-15.30

Protein-DNA interactions involved in DNA repair and DNA replication

Vincenzo Costanzo - IFOM
15.45-16.45

Liquid-liquid phase separation

Philipp Erdmann - Human Technopole
Thursday, 20 January, 2022
9.30-10.30

Biochemistry of Ubiquitin

Sebastiano Pasqualato - Human Technopole
10.45-11.45

Protein-RNA interactions

Ana Casañal - Human Technopole
12.00-13.00

Capturing specific protein–DNA interactions in biological systems by ChIP

Ivan Dellino - IEO
14.30-17.00

Case studies

Teacher: M. Fumagalli (IEO) - Dates: 21-28 January; 4-18 February; 4-18-25 March 2022

The course is organized in the context of the ENABLECARES European project (https://enablecares.eu/).

 

Friday, 21 January, 2022
9.30-12.30

Introductive lesson – Welcome. Technology transfer in the biomedical sector: an overview

Friday, 28 January, 2022
9.30-12.30

Module 0 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Friday, 4 February, 2022
9.30-12.30

Module 1 – Basics of Innovation

Friday, 18 February, 2022
14.00-17.00

Module 2 – Product Development: customer value proposition, analysis and strategy

Friday, 4 March, 2022
9.30-12.30

Module 3 – Technological Development & IP Management

Friday, 18 March, 2022
9.30-12.30

Module 4 – Organisation. Team development, Key partners, Funding & Financials

Friday, 25 March, 2022
9.30-12.30

Module 5 – Business Plan & Reflection

Organizers: Dario Parazzoli and Nils Gauthier - Dates: 24-27 January 2022

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, 24 January, 2022
9.00-10.00

Introduction

Dario Parazzoli - Nils Gauthier
10.00-12.00

Sample preparation

Sara Barozzi
14.00-15.00

Histopathology

Claudio Tripodo
15.00-16.00

Flow Cytometry

Maria Grazia Totaro - Simona Ronzoni
Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
9.00-12.00

3-Sectioning:
- Confocal
- Light Sheet
- TIRF

Dario Parazzoli - Simona Rodighiero
14.00-16.00

Big Sample

Zeno Lavagnino
Thursday, 27 January, 2022
9.00-10.00

Electron Microscopy

Alexander Mironov
10.00-12.00

Super resolution and Mechanobiology

Andrea Ghisleni - Nils Gauthier
14.00-16.00

Image Analysis

Paolo Maiuri

Teachers: Nicholas Del Grosso, Riccardo Rossi (INGM), Valeria Ranzani (INGM) - Dates: 31 January - 4 February 2022

 

 

 

Monday, 31 January, 2022
9.00-9.45

Introduction

9.45-10.30

What is Statistics? Intro Game

10.30-12.30

RMarkdown Notebooks

14.00-18.00

Probabilities via Numerical Simulation

Nicholas Del Grosso
Tuesday, 1 February, 2022
9.00-12.30

Statistical Distributions

14.00-18.00

Sampling via Bootstrap

Nicholas Del Grosso
Wednesday, 2 February, 2022
9.00-12.30

Bootstrapping Confidence Intervals

14.00-18.00

"Parametrized" Tests: The Normal Curve

Nicholas Del Grosso
Thursday, 3 February, 2022
9.00-12.30

Dataframes

14.00-18.00

DPlyr

Riccardo Rossi - INGM
Friday, 4 February, 2022
9.00-12.30

GGPlot

14.00-18.00

Group Data Analysis Projects

Valeria Ranzani - INGM

Organizers: D.Pasini, A. Bachi, T. Bonaldi - Dates: 7-14 February 2022

Tuesday, 8 February, 2022
10.00-12.00

Journal Club Genomics

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Wednesday, 9 February, 2022
10.00-12.00

Journal Club Genomics

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Thursday, 10 February, 2022
9.30-11.00

Introduction to MS proteomics

Angela Bachi - IFOM
11.15-12.45

Quantitative Proteomics

Alessandro Cuomo - IEO
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
14.00-15.45

PTM analysis and interactomics by MS

Tiziana Bonaldi - IEO
16.00-17.15

Targeted Proteomics

Vittoria Matafora - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Friday, 11 February, 2022
9.30-11.00

Proteomics in clinical research and Drug Discovery

Roberta Noberini - IEO
11.15-12.45

Proteomics and structural biology

Ana Casañal - Human Technopole
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
14.00-16.30

Open discussion preparation

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
16.30-17.45

Data Analysis

Simone Sidoli - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Lesson Location: 
ONLINE LECTURE
Monday, 14 February, 2022
9.30-10.30

Open discussion preparation

10.30-12.30

Open discussion presentation

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room

Organizer: Martin Schaefer (IEO) - Dates: 15-18 February 2022

 

 

Tuesday, 15 February, 2022
9.30-12.30

Genomics sequence search and alignment

Fabio Iannelli - IFOM
14.30-17.30

- Mutations calling (including copy number variations and structural variants)
- Cancer genomics resources and databases (e.g. cancer genome portal, TCGA, ICGC resources and datasets)

Fabio Iannelli - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Wednesday, 16 February, 2022
9.30-12.30

Overview of NGS and single-cell RNA-seq

Grazisa Rossetti - IFOM
14.30-17.30

Bioinformatic analyses of single-cell RNA-seq data

Raoul Bonnal - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Thursday, 17 February, 2022
9.30-12.30

- Bioinformatics data analysis for ChIP-seq and other techniques to study 1D chromatin organization
- Annotations of TFBS (annotation of ChIP-seq peaks e.g. to find the target gene of a TF)

Marco Morelli - San Raffaele Hospital
14.30-17.30

Bioinformatics data analysis for HiC and other techniques to study 3D chromatin organization

Elisa Salviato - IFOM
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Friday, 18 February, 2022
9.30-11.00

Computational analysis of large cohorts towards the identification of disease variants (GWAS, polygenic risk scores etc)

Nicole Soranzo - Human Technopole
Lesson Location: 
ONLINE LECTURE
11.00-12.30

Exploiting genetics for understanding the causal relationship between exposures and outcomes

Nicola Pirastu - Human Technopole
Lesson Location: 
ONLINE LECTURE

Organizer: Myriam Alcalay & Ugo Cavallaro IEO Milan

Dates: 21-23 February 2022

The course aims to provide a link between the molecular pathogenesis of cancer, experimental approaches for genetic analysis, and the clinical relevance and applications of cancer genetics in oncology

 

 

Monday, 21 February, 2022
9.30-10.45

Genomics and big data, from science to medicine and back

Giovanni Tonon - HSR - Milan
11.00-12.15

Genetic screens

Luisa Lanfrancone - IEO
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
16.00-17.15

Modeling cancer genetics

Alberto Ciccia - Columbia University
Lesson Location: 
ONLINE LECTURE
Tuesday, 22 February, 2022
9.30-10.45

Alternative splicing in cancer

Juan Valcarcel - CRG - Barcelona
Lesson Location: 
ONLINE LECTURE
11.00-12.15

Aneuploidy and cancer

Stefano Santaguida - IEO
Lesson Location: 
ONLINE LECTURE
Wednesday, 23 February, 2022
9.30-10.45

Translational and therapeutic implications of tumor heterogeneity

Livio Trusolino - University of Turin
Lesson Location: 
ONLINE LECTURE
14.30-15.45

Cancer genetics in the clinic: implications and applications

Bernardo Bonanni - IEO
16.00-17.15

The impact of cancer genetics on precision oncology

Pier Francesco Ferrucci - IEO
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room

Teacher: Myriam Alcalay, IEO

Dates: 24-25-28 February 2022

Thursday, 24 February, 2022
9.30-11.30

Principles of Effective Writing

11.30-12.30

Grammar in Scientific English

14.00-16.00

Exercises

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Friday, 25 February, 2022
9.30-11.30

Writing an original manuscript

11.45-12.45

Plagiarism and Copyrights

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Monday, 28 February, 2022
9.30-11.30

Discussion on Abstracts

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room

Organizer: M. Mapelli (IEO) & A. Chaves-Sanjuan (UNIMI) - Dates: 8-9 March 2022

Format
2-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.

Tuesday, 8 March, 2022
9.30-9.45

Welcome and general information

Antonio Chaves-Sanjuan and Marina Mapelli
9.45-11.15

Crystal structure determination and interpretation

Marina Mapelli - IEO
11.30-13.00

Tutorial: Looking at structures with Pymol

Luigi Scietti - IEO
14.30-15.30

Cryo Electron Tomography: basic notions

Philipp Sebastian Erdmann - HT
15.45-17.00

Cryo Electron Tomography tutorial (Data processing)

Philipp Sebastian Erdmann - HT
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Wednesday, 9 March, 2022
9.00-11.00

Theoretical notions of Cryo-EM single particle reconstruction

Alessandro Grinzato - ESRF - The European Synchrotron
11.15-12.30

Cryo-EM application to biomedical research (TBC)

Ana Casañal - Human Technopole
14.30-17.30

Cryo Electron Microscopy tutorial - three modules (Sample preparation, data acquisition and data processing)

Alessandro Grinzato and Antonio Chaves-Sanjuan
Lesson Location: 
Room BS - UNIMI via Celoria 26

Organizer: B. Bodega (INGM) - Dates: 9-11 March 2022

The course will be held at INGM

 

Wednesday, 9 March, 2022
9.15-9.30

Introduction to the course

Sergio Abrignani - INGM
9.30-11.00

Innate and adaptive immunity

Sergio Abrignani - INGM
11.30-13.00

Dendritic cells and antigen presentation

Jens Geginat - INGM
14.00-15.30

Imaging Immunity

Matteo Iannacone - San Raffaele Institute
Lesson Location: 
INGM Conference Room
Thursday, 10 March, 2022
9.30-11.00

B Cells

Stefano Casola - IFOM
11.30-13.00

COVID-19: immune response and vaccines

Sergio Abrignani - INGM
14.00-15.30

Monoclonal antibodies and immunotherapies

Antonio Lanzavecchia - INGM
16.00-17.30

Car-T

Andrea Biondi - University Milan Bicocca
Lesson Location: 
INGM Conference Room
Friday, 11 March, 2022
9.30-11.00

T cells

Samuele Notarbartolo - INGM
11.30-13.00

Tregs in health and disease

Massimiliano Pagani - IFOM
14.00-15.30

Transposable elements in T cell differentiation and activation

Beatrice Bodega - INGM
Lesson Location: 
INGM Conference Room

Organizer: Fabio Stella, University Bicocca - Dates: 22-25 March 2022

The course aims to provide a gentle introduction to different components of machine learning. In particular, the course will first give the framework of machine learning and then will devote specific lectures to different models and techniques. Attention will be devoted to Bayesian networks, machine learning methods and models for the analysis of single cell data analysis, for analyzing the spread of infectious diseases, and to reinforcement learning.

 

Tuesday, 22 March, 2022
9.00-12.00

What is Machine Learning?

Fabio Stella - University Milan Bicocca
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Wednesday, 23 March, 2022
9.00-12.00

Building an Infectious Disease Model: SIR and Beyond

Alessandra R. Brazzale - University Padua
Lesson Location: 
ONLINE LECTURE
Thursday, 24 March, 2022
9.00-12.00

Practical Bayesian Networks for Clinical Data (part 1)

14.00-17.00

Practical Bayesian Networks for Clinical Data (part 2)

Marco Scutari - Dalle Molle Inst. for Artificial Intelligence - Switzerland
Lesson Location: 
ONLINE LECTURE
Friday, 25 March, 2022
14.00-17.00

Basic Machine Learning for single-cells data analysis

Marco Beccuti - University Turin
Lesson Location: 
ONLINE LECTURE

Teachers: U. Pozzoli, F. Iannelli, M. Cereda

Teorethical lessons and practicals

 

 

Monday, 28 March, 2022
9.30-10.00

Course Introduction: description and objectives

10.00-12.30

Programming Languages: origins, similarities and differences

14.30-17.30

R basics: language structure, data types, object-oriented programming

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Tuesday, 29 March, 2022
9.30-12.30

Programming techniques

14.30-17.30

Data manipulation

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Wednesday, 30 March, 2022
9.30-12.30

Code writing and performance testing

14.30-17.30

Bioconductor for genomic & transcriptomic data

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Thursday, 31 March, 2022
9.30-12.30

Writing R Extensions

14.30-17.30

Data Visualization

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Friday, 1 April, 2022
9.30-12.30

Data Communication

14.30-15.30

Implementing a data analysis pipeline using Bioconductor and R Markdown

15.30-17.30

Build interactive web app: Shiny

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room

Organizer: Fondazione Umberto Veronesi - Dates: 16-18 May 2022

Monday, 16 May, 2022
9.00-9.30

Science and Society: why scientists need to engage in communication.

Introduction to the course

Agnese Collino - Fondazione Umberto Veronesi
9.30-10.30

The society of knowledge and the state of art in science communication

Alessandro Tavecchio - SISSA Trieste
10.30-11.30

Basis of theory of communication: frame, emotion vs rationality

Alessandro Tavecchio
11.45-12.45

Science and Society: risk communication

Alessandro Vitale - Fondazione Umberto Veronesi
13.45-14.45

Scientific versus public communication of science

Valentina Fajner - Fondazione Umberto Veronesi
14.45-15.45

Storytelling and data in science communication (and pseudoscience)

Chiara Segré - Fondazione Umberto Veronesi
16.00-17.30

Need money? Strategies and needs for fundraising

Ferdinando Ricci / Fabrizio Farinelli (FUV) - Marta Converso (Private Donors FUV)
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
9.30-10.30

Science and social media: handle with care

Stefano Bertacchi - University Milan Bicocca
10.30-11.30

Scientific journalism: cheerleader or watchdog?

Donatella Barus - Fondazione Umberto Veronesi
11.45-12.45

Know your press office! (and few tips on how to survive interviews and press conferences)

Agnese Collino
13.45-14.00

How to communicate to high school students: some insights

Agnese Collino
14.00-18.00

Workshop - Preparation of a communication product for the following day in school

Agnese Collino & Chiara Segré
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
9.00-13.00

It’s your turn: be on the spotlight (Practical activity in a high school)

Alessandro Vitale & Valentina Fajner & Giulia Sacchi - Fondazione Umberto Veronesi
14.30-17.45

Workshop - Simulation of interview and/or simulation of press conference

Valentina Fajner & Chiara Segré
17.45-18.00

Conclusions

Valentina Fajner & Chiara Segré & Alessandro Vitale
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room

Organizers: F. Ferrari - Martin Schaefer

Dates: 7-8-24 June 2022

Tuesday, 7 June, 2022
10.00-12.00

Multiomics data integration

Francesco Iorio - Human Technopole
14.00-16.00

Metagenomics

Nicola Segata - University Trento and IEO
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Wednesday, 8 June, 2022
10.00-12.00

Transcription dynamics and epitranscriptomics

Mattia Pelizzola - IIT
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Friday, 24 June, 2022
10.00-12.00

Tumor evolution I

Andrea Sottoriva - Human Technopole
14.00-16.00

Tumor evolution II

Giulio Caravagna - University Trieste
Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room

Teacher: Silvia Pizzoli (UNIMI) - Dates: 13-14-20 June 2022

Students will acquire basic knowledge on:

  • how to decide which technological tools might be implemented in clinical studies with specific samples of patients
  • which technical features should be considered before the implementation of a study design
  • how to combine digital interventions with traditional approaches in clinical and applied psychology

 

Monday, 13 June, 2022
9.00-11.00
  • History of the introduction of digital tools and eHealth in the field of clinical and health psychology
  • The process of recognition of technological tools as medical devices
  • Virtual Reality: theoretical concepts, side effects, and available tools
  • VR studies in the field of medicine and clinical psychology
  • How to implement traditional techniques in VR
  • The importance of the personalization of the approaches
Lesson Location: 
Cascina Brandezzata - Integrative Medicine
Tuesday, 14 June, 2022
9.00-13.00
  • Augmented Reality: key concepts and applications
  • Biofeedback:
    • Devices
    • Protocols for biofeedback heart rate variability and breathing training
    • Empirical evidence
  • Mixed intervention with biofeedback and Virtual Reality
  • Practical exercise on real research protocols
Lesson Location: 
Cascina Brandezzata - Integrative Medicine
Monday, 20 June, 2022
9.00-13.00
  • Web-based interventions and Applications for eHealth
  • The use of eHealth and technological tools during the pandemic
  • The Blended Therapy approaches
  • Practical exercise and Discussion of the results
Lesson Location: 
Cascina Brandezzata - Integrative Medicine

Teacher: Giorgio Binelli, University Insubria - Dates: 13-15 June 2022

Monday, 13 June, 2022
9.30-13.00

Basic Statistics (and applied to in vitro experiments)

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Tuesday, 14 June, 2022
9.30-13.00

Applied Statistics to in vivo experiments

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room
Wednesday, 15 June, 2022
9.30-13.00

Case studies

Lesson Location: 
IFOM - Conference Room

Organizer: F. Ciccarelli

Schedule to be communicated

Schedule to be communicated