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MASTER IN Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBC)

  Responsible professor Other professor Topic Description Open Labs Period Available positions Last modified
Conti Lucio Chiara Tonelli How plants endure drought conditions: connecting light and hormonal molecular signals.

A focus of our research is to understand how variations in flowering time affect fitness and survival of the model plant Arabidopsis under drought con ...

Due to the persistency of the confinement protocols, we will arrange individual or group interviews via Skype.

I have an open channel via T ...

flexible from Oct2020 0 12/06/2020
Costa Alex Study of the physiological role played by the aminoacid-binding domain of the Arabidopsis Glutamate Receptor-like channel GLR3.3 in long-distance comm

Ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) are ligand-gated non-selective cation channels that mediate neurotransmission in the animal central nervous sy ...

Open labs Costa

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3ad2ac7497533c4968a3f2f12831ea30f8%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=0cb0 ...

January 2021-December 2021 1 09/07/2020
Gregis Veronica colleagues at the CREA-GB (https://www.crea.gov.it/en/web/genomica-e-bioinformatica Research Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics – Fiorenzuola d’Ar External thesis: Molecular networks controlling grain yield in barley

Our research at CREA-GB (https://www.crea.gov.it/en/web/genomica-e-bioinformatica Research Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics – Fiorenzuola d’Arda ...

on agreement with tutor 2 09/07/2020
Colombo Lucia Maternal contribution to seed development

By the use of cutting -edge technologies such as single cell trascriptome and CRISPR-CAS9 the student will study the role of selected trascription fac ...

contattatemi via mail

lucia.colombo@ unimi.it

fisseremo un appuntamento per vederci via zoom.us

 ...
da ottobre 2021 1 13/01/2021
Colombo Lucia Reproductive Strategies in changing enveriomental condition

Climate is changing with an increasing occurrence of hostile environmental events that affect plant development  and, indirectly, crop yield.The objec ...

Please contact me at 

lucia.colombo@unimi.it 

We will organize a meeting by zoom.us

 ...
da settembre/ottobre 2020 ---- 28/04/2020
Colombo Lucia Evolution of fertilization in land plant

From Briophyte to Angiosperm: evolution of fertilitazion in plant

Please contact me at 

lucia.colombo@unimi.it 

We will organize a meeting by zoom.us

 ...
November 2021 1 13/01/2021
Colombo Lucia I. Ezquer Plant biotechnology

Improving yield in poliploidy crosses. In particular the project will focus on genetic and epigenetic studies to understand the zygote triploid block. ...

Please contact me at 

lucia.colombo@unimi.it 

We will organize a meeting by zoom.us

 ...
november 2020 ------- 28/04/2020
Colombo Lucia Developmental Biology

Characterization of molecular mechanisms controlling reproductive structure in plants.

Please contact me at 

lucia.colombo@unimi.it 

We will organize a meeting by zoom.us

October 2020 1 30/03/2020
Gandellini Paolo Role of microRNAs and long noncoding RNAs in cancer development and progression

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Despite the considerable steps forward made in the field of cancer research and therapy, treatm ...

Presentation of the projects: Tuesday April 7th at 16.30 (in Italian) and Thursday April 9th at 16.30 (in English) via Microsoft Teams.

Con ...

from October 2020 0 11/05/2020
Ricagno Stefano biologia strutturale su proteine amiloidi

Amyloid aggregation is responsible for many human diseases such as Alzheimer, Parkinson and cardiac amyloidosis. In all cases, a human protein undergo ...

Thursday 9th afternoon starting at 14.30

Thursday 16th afternoon starting at 14.30

September - October 2020 onwards 0 11/05/2020
Marini Federica Achille Pellicioli Role of DNA break processing factors in maintaining genome stability and preventing cancer development

Double strand DNA breaks (DSBs) are frequently accumulated in several genetic disorders, cancer and senescent cells, leading to various types of chrom ...

April 8th, at 14:30

Connection via Zoom

Meeting ID 838553651

Date to be agreed 0 09/05/2020
Gianfranceschi Luca Enrico Angelo Genomics and genome-wide association studies to investigate the origin and biology of the barn swallow

The project aims at employing next generation sequencing to assess sequence variation of the barn swallow entire genome, in particular the European su ...

Per collegarsi agli OpenLab utilizzare Microsoft Teams con questo codice my17fz4

To connect to the OpenLabs use Micro ...

da settembre 2020 0 08/05/2020
Pesaresi Paolo BarPLUS: modifying photosynthesis to maximize barley biomass for biofuel production

Barley is a major crop worldwide, with Europe producing the greatest share (~60 MT/yr). Beside grains, barley plants produce an almost equivalent amou ...

Any afternoon (14.00-18.00) till the 17th of April by SKYPE or ZOOM.

Please contact me by email - paolo.pesaresi@unimi.it - to schedule the ...

To be agreed with the student 0 07/12/2020
Pesaresi Paolo SOUP: Signaling the Organelle Unfolded Protein response

Food and feed availability must clearly increase significantly to meet the future demands of the increasing world population. This places great strain ...

Any afternoon (14.00-18.00) till the 17th of April by SKYPE or ZOOM.

Please contact me by email - paolo.pesaresi@unimi.it - to schedule the ...

To be agreed with the student 0 07/12/2020
Pesaresi Paolo Simona Masiero NoPEST: Novel pesticides for a sustainable agriculture

Members of the oomycete phylum represent highly problematic crop pathogens and a threat for global food security. For instance, P. infestans is the ag ...

Any afternoon (14.00-18.00) till the 17th of April by SKYPE or ZOOM.

Please contact me by email - paolo.pesaresi@unimi.it - to schedule the ...

To be agreed with the student 0 07/12/2020
Masiero Simona fruit maturation

Fruit maturation is an essential step to optimize seed dispersal and is controlled by a complex network of transcription factors and genetic regulator ...

Any afternoon (14.00-18.00) from 7 April to 30 April by SKYPE or ZOOM

since september 2020 1 05/05/2020
Saponaro Andrea Cosimo Anna Moroni Production and purification of large eukaryotic membrane proteins for biochemical and structural studies

The project consists in the heterologous expression in mammalian cells (HEK293F) of large eukaryotic membrane proteins, in their extraction from isola ...

Tesi assegnata 0 09/07/2020
Masiero Simona pesaresi paolo plant protection

Members of the oomycete phylum represent highly problematic crop pathogens and a threat for global food security. For instance, P. infestans is the ag ...

Any afternoon (14.00-18.00) from 7 April to 30 April by SKYPE or ZOOM

since september 2020 0 05/05/2020
Gregis Veronica Kater Martin Unravelling the role of BASIC PENTACYSTEINE PROTEINS during gynoecium development in Arabidopsis thaliana

Studying molecular mechanisms involved in fruit development is fundamental because fruits are important for biological and agronomic reasons: the bett ...

Until 17 April, skype or zoom meeting, please write to me by email to fix an appointment: veronica.gregis@unimi.it

on agreement with tutor 0 09/07/2020
Gregis Veronica Kater Martin Functional characterization of REM34, REM35 and REM36 during reproductive development of Arabidopsis thaliana

Correct inflorescence development and architecture is essential for the production of seeds - the main source of food and feed worldwide. We are study ...

Until 17 April, skype or zoom meeting, please write to me by email to fix an appointment: veronica.gregis@unimi.it

on agreement with tutor 0 09/07/2020
Kater Martin Veronica Gregis Functional Genomics for Food: improving Yield in Rice

Rice is one of the most important food crops in the world and an important model system for molecular genetics research on cereals. The inflorescence  ...

From 7 - 30 April via Skype or Zoom. Please contact me for an appointment by email: martin.kater@unimi.it (C.c. veronica.gregis@unimi.it)

 ...
no restrictions 3 07/04/2020
Kater Martin Aureliano Bombarely Genomics in the Botanical garden of Brera

The botanical garden of Brera is an officially recognised open air museum with over 200.000 visitors a year. The mission of every museums is conservat ...

From 7 - 30 April via Skype or Zoom. Please contact me for an appointment by email: martin.kater@unimi.it

no restrictions 0 13/01/2021
Beltrame Monica Regulatory networks in vascular and lymphatic development

We are studying the functional roles of members of the SOX (Sry-related HMG-box) transcription factors in zebrafish, a model organism for vertebrate d ...

In case you are interested, please send an e-mail to get in contact.

to be discussed 0 28/04/2020
Mendes Marta A. M. Fertilization process and Climate change - Study of Auxin and Cytokinin crosstalk

The detailed study of the fertilization process is very important because influence directly different human needs such as protection of the biodivers ...

to be agreed 1-2 30/03/2020
Gregis Veronica David Horner Climate change impacts in Rice : a hormonal perspective on inflorescence development

Heat Stress (HS) causes substantial crop loss worldwide threatening food security, and climate change is exacerbating its frequency and intensity.
The ...

Until 17 April, skype or zoom meeting, please write to me by email to fix an appointment: veronica.gregis@unimi.it

on agreement with tutor 0 04/05/2020
Manenti Raoul Adattamenti alla vita in ambiente sotterraneo in anfibi, platelminti e crostacei

Gli ambienti sotterranei sono da sempre considerati degli ottimi laboratori naturali per comprendere

i meccanismi che consentono l'adattamento ad  am ...

Videoconferenza sulle attività il giorno 16  aprile  alle 16

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/ ...

Dicembre 2020 - Novembre 2021 4 10/04/2020
Horner David Stephen Chiara Matteo Bioinformatics of SARS-CoV-2

I will be offering two thesis places to work on moledular Bioinformatics studies of various aspects of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, host genetics, epidemiol ...

Wednesday 8 April, 10.30-12.30

Friday 10 April, 10.30-12.30

Open lab will be held via Microsoft Teams. Please obtain Microsoft account (https://team ...

October 2020 2 30/03/2020
Guerrini Luisa Francesca Uncovering a new pathway for Thalidomide resistance development in Multiple Myeloma

Our lab has been working on the teratogenic effects of Thalidomide (1). 

Thalidomide has also antiangiogenic activities and is now widely used for le ...

April 3- 10.30 on

April 6- 10.30 on

April 8- 10.30

please send me an e-mail to fix a meeting via Skype- my Skype account -  ...

1 from june possibly - 2 from september 0 08/05/2020
Guerrini Luisa Francesca Uncovering a new pathway for Thalidomide resistance development in Multiple Myeloma

Our lab has been working on the teratogenic effects of Thalidomide (1). 

Thalidomide has also antiangiogenic activities and is now widely used for le ...

April 3- 10.30 on

April 6- 10.30 on

April 8- 10.30

please send me an e-mail to fix a meeting via Skype- my Skype account -  ...

1 from june possibly - 2 from september 0 08/05/2020
Bonza Maria Cristina Alex Costa Investigation of the mechanisms underlying long-distance Ca2+ signalling in plants: identification of specific protein domains that mediate interactio

Ca2+ is a crucial second messenger in plants where it couples the perception of endogenous and environmental signals to proper physiological responses ...

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3a3c05340d0ca445c5a40fb1965206e077%40thread.tacv2/Generale?groupId=252ccb51-540a-42dd-ab94-3e7814c5970a&am ...

luglio 2020 1 02/04/2020
Bonza Maria Cristina Disentangling the interplay between plant immune and developmental processes: elucidation of the regulatory role of BON1 on type IIB plasma membrane C

Plants are continually threatened by biotic and abiotic stresses and rely on an innate immune system for their survival. Immunity is costly and is acc ...

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3a3c05340d0ca445c5a40fb1965206e077%40thread.tacv2/Generale?groupId=252ccb51-540a-42dd-ab94-3e7814c5970a&am ...

luglio 2020 1 08/04/2020
Zuccato Chiara Marta Valenza, Elena Cattaneo Synaptic dysfunctions in Huntington's Disease: molecular activities of ADAM10 and BDNF at the pre- and post-synaptic terminal.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disease caused by a CAG-repeat expansion in the HTT gene. Increasing evidence ha ...

Open lab date: July, 2021

Please send an email to cattaneooffice@unimi.it.

Starting date: to be defined 1 19/11/2020
Vanoni Maria Antonietta MICAL1: the novel flavoenzymes implicated in actin cytoskeleton dynamics

Flavoproteins are a broad class of enzymes essential for cell energy metabolism, and also, e.g., amino acid biosynthesis, coenzymes and other key meta ...

Please contact me by e-mail (maria.vanoni@unimi.it) to setup a skype call. Remember to include  your skype address.

To be decided 1-2 15/05/2020
Gandellini Paolo Marilena Iorio (Istituto dei Tumori) microRNAs in breast cancer biology and therapy

Breast cancer is a very heterogeneous disease, in terms of molecular features, phenotype, treatment options and disease outcome. MiRNA deregulation is ...

Starting from September-October 2020 0 30/05/2020
Gandellini Paolo Nadia Zaffaroni (Istituto dei Tumori, Milano) Dissection of drug resistance mechanisms in dedifferentiated liposarcoma to identify novel therapeutic targets

Well differentiated (WD)/Dedifferentiated (DD) liposarcoma (LPS) is the most frequent soft-tissue sarcoma arising in the retroperitoneal space. WDLPS  ...

From September/October 2020 0 16/06/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Nezi Luigi Microbiome and antitumor immunity

Lung cancer is often metastatic and one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Thus, there is an urgency for new and more accurate biomarkers to im ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

October 2020 - October2021 1 16/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Prof. Giuseppe Testa, Dr. Reinald Shyti Molecular Biology/ Neurobiology/ Neurosciences

The advent of induced pluripotent stem cells and more recently of brain organoids have revolutionalized the study of brain diseases. This project focu ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

to be defined 1 16/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Teresa Manzo Tumor immunology- T cell metabolism

Pancreatic adeno-ductal carcinoma (PDAC) is the prototype cancer resistant to immune-checkpoint blockade (ICB). We have recently discovered that dysfu ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

to be defined 1 16/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Stefano Santaguida Genome Integrity

Genome integrity is maintained through faithful chromosome segregation at each cell division, in which one copy of a duplicated chromosome is deposite ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

One year starting January 2021 1 16/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Marina Mapelli Structural Biology, Stem cells, Wnt-signaling

The interest of our group focuses on the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of Wnt-signalling in vertebrate intestinal stem cells. Wnt-dependen ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

October 2020-2021 1 16/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Rosella Visintin Chromosome segregation

DNA damage poses a constant threat to genomic integrity. The DNA damage checkpoint is a surveillance mechanism evolved to preserve genome integrity; i ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

October 2020-2021 1 16/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Marija Mihailovic and Giuseppe Testa The role of dysregulated protein synthesis in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 

The Laboratory of Stem Cell Epigenetics, headed by ERC Investigator Giuseppe Testa, invites student applications for a highly innovative project that  ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

to be defined 1 16/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Diego Pasini Chromatin, Epigenetics, transcription, Cancer Biology

The Polycomb group (PcG) of proteins are an evolutionary conserved chromatin-modifier complexes which are crucial for proper development and maintenan ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

September 2020-2021 1 16/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Francesco Nicassio and Francesca Nadalin (Center for Genomic Science of IIT@SEMM) Bioinformatics and Cancer Genomics --- analysis of single-cell sequencing data

The use of next-generation sequencing technologies (NGS) is essential in a number of biological questions. RNA-Seq, allowing to sample the cell transc ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

to be defined 1 16/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Tommaso Leonardi (Center for Genomic Science of IIT@SEMM) Computational RNA biology and Nanopore direct RNA Sequencing

The capacity of a cell to finely regulate its processes has been recognised as a fundamental property of every biological system since the early days  ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

to be defined 1 16/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Pier Paolo Di Fiore Cancer invasion, metastasis, endocytosis

Metastatic dissemination is the leading cause of breast cancer death in women worldwide. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a process through ...

This is an external thesis. Interested students will be put in contact directly with the external supervisor to organize a meeting.

to be defined 1 16/05/2020
Pesaresi Paolo agostino.fricano@crea.gov.it presso CREA-GB di Fiorenzuola Unravelling the allele combinations that control barley phenology in the Mediterranean germplasm

The activities will be carried out in the framework of GENDIBAR and will focus on phylogeography of known genes controlling barley phenology (e.g. HvV ...

email to paolo.pesaresi@unimi.it to get an appointment

From September 2020 1 15/05/2020
Pesaresi Paolo agostino.fricano@crea.gov.it presso CREA-GB di Fiorenzuola Developing and validating genomic prediction models using multi-parent advanced generation inter-cross (MAGIC) lines

Climate change is expected to jeopardize barley yield, yield stability and, therefore, food security across the entire Mediterranean region, a trend a ...

email to paolo.pesaresi@unimi.it to get an appointment

From July 2020 1 15/05/2020
Pesaresi Paolo Alessandro Tondelli (alessandro.tondelli@crea.gov.it) e Cristina Crosatti (cristina.crosatti@crea.gov.it) Fine mapping and cloning of barley photosynthetic mutants

Barley mutants altered either on chloroplast development or photosynthetic activity can help to fully understand the biogenesis of the chloroplast, th ...

email to paolo.pesaresi@unimi.it to get an appointment

From July 2020 1 15/05/2020
Vaccari Thomas matteo moretti bioingegneria e medicina rigenerativa

Tesi esterne da svolgere a Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine Technologies
Research group leader: Ing. Matteo Moretti

Unità Traumatologia e Ortoped ...

da concordare contattando: 

Matteo Moretti
Matteo.Moretti@eoc.ch

 ...
da settembre 3 19/05/2020
Fantin Alessandro Rosanna Piccirillo meccanismi molecolari dell'atrofia muscolare durante la cachessia tumorale From March 2021 (1 position) from June 2021 (1 position) 2 27/05/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Pier Giuseppe Pelicci e Chiara Ronchini. chiara.ronchini@ieo.it clinical genomics

Evaluation of clonal haematopoiesis and risk of secondary leukemias in cancer survivors. Patients treated for a primary cancer have an increased risk  ...

Contact chiara.ronchini@ieo.it

1 year, starting as soon as possible 1 30/06/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Susanna Chiocca Susanna.chiocca@ieo.it Viruses and Cancer

Epigenetics of virus-related Head and Nek Cancers (HNC): Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) 16 has emerged as a major risk factor in a subset of HNC. Indeed, ...

contact susanna.chiocca@ieo.it

One year starting October 2020 1 30/06/2020
Muzi Falconi Marco Enrica Migliaccio Development of a zebrafish xenograft model for the advance of personalized medicine in breast cancer

Cancer cells xenotransplantation is an important tool to investigate cancer progression in vivo. The introduction of human cancer cells inside a model ...

contact enrica.migliaccio@ieo.it

1 year, starting from January 2021 1 30/06/2020