PHARMACEUTICAL, NUTRACEUTICAL AND FOOD SCIENCES

PHARMACEUTICAL, NUTRACEUTICAL AND FOOD SCIENCES

CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

The main goal of this PhD program is to involve PhD students in stimulating research activities in the fields of drug design, rationale synthesis, in vitro and in vivo pharmacological studies, drugs and cosmetics formulation and delivery, food quality and safety, food supplements and nutraceuticals, analytical and biological studies on  plant extracts.

During the three years PhD Course the students will have personal mentors who educate them to follow research topics, with the goal to allow the students to become able to formulate a scientific problem independently, propose hypotheses and procedures leading to its solving on an experimental or theoretical level in the above different fields.

The general concept behind all the research activities listed above is related to human health and well-being. Research activities will be related to: computer assisted drug design and optimization; synthesis of potential drugs with different synthetic approaches and instrumental characterization; isolated macromolecules, cell tissues and animal pharmacological studies; novel strategies for drug delivery systems; new formulations, mainly based on natural ingredients, for cosmetics; in deep quali-quantitative analytical studies of foods; development of functional food and food supplements, mainly based on nutraceutics; analytical studies and biological properties of essential oils and solvent extracts from plants.

Phd Coordinator