Course program

Program of Lectures for the PhD in Neurobiology
Academic year 2017-2018

  • PhD coordinator: Anna Menini ( 
  • Course organizer: Manuela Schipizza Lough (
  • Program assistant: Manuela Schipizza Lough (

List of Courses: November-December 2017


Module 1: Neurophysiology and Neurobiology



Anna Menini

Sensory Systems: Chemical senses

Simone Pifferi

Sensory Systems: Auditory and Somatosensory Senses

Vincent Torre

How the Brain Works

Vincent Torre

Ion Channels and Electrophysiology

Andrea Nistri (seminar) To be announced
Enrico Cherubini (seminar) To be announced


Module 2: Nanotechnology and Photonics



Laura Ballerini

Nanotools for Neuroscience

Dan Cojoc

Advanced Optical Microscopy and Manipulation

Loredana Casalis

AFM imaging: Principles and Applications in Neurobiology

Silvia Onesti

Structural Biology

Marco Lazzarino

course to be announced


Module 3: Technical courses (microscopy, safety, cell cultures, etc.)



Micaela Grandolfo

Microscopy techniques

  • Practical demonstrations (students will be divided into groups)

Micaela Grandolfo


Micaela Grandolfo

Fluorescence techniques

Beatrice Pastore


Federica Ferrero

Cell cultures

  • Practical demonstrations

Beatrice Pastore

Primary cultures: dissociated and organotypic cultures

Andrea Tomicich

Information Technology Systems of the Neuroscience Area

Erik Zorzin

Introduction to Electronics


Discussion leader


To be Announced To be Announced

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