DIPARTIMENTO DI CHIMICA, MATERIALI E INGEGNERIA CHIMICA "GIULIO NATTA"

TechnoBiology

  • subjectSkills

    The main purpose of the TechnoBiology labs is to provide forefront technological devices and cellular models for the study of biochemical mechanisms that involve multiple organs and biological systems, both in physiological and pathological conditions, with a focus on the microbiota-gut-brain axis involvement in neurodegenerative disorders.

     

    The laboratories are fully equipped with up-to-date instruments for the development of organ-on-a-chip devices capable of hosting advanced in vitro models based on cells (Laboratory MINERVA) and bacteria (ATHENA Laboratory) grown in suspension, in 2D and in 3D conditions.

  • subjectResearch activities
    • Engineered multi-organ platform based on organ-on-a-chip devices to evaluate the impact of the intestinal microbiota on brain functionality (ERC "MINERVA" project, ERC Consolidator Grant 2016 -Horizon 2020; Grant Agreement No 724734).
    • Engineered platform based on organ-on-a-chip devices modelling the blood brain barrier and the brain for the screening of new drugs to target neurodegenerative disorders (ERC project "DIANA", ERC Proof of Concept 2019 - Horizon 2020; Grant Agreement No 899431).
    • Personalised body-on-a-chip platform for the selection of patient genetic profile for the development of new drugs to target neurodegenerative disorders (MIUR FARE 2019 "PEGASO" project, Project ref. R18WWPCXLY).
  • peopleTemporary Research Fellow

    LUCIA BOERI

    LUCA IZZO

    MARTA MERLI

  • peoplePhD

    SIMONE PEROTTONI

    LORENZO SARDELLI

    FRANCESCA FANIZZA

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