Training activity for academic year 2020-2021

  • Chemical and Environmental Science: the DISCA Course annually offers a series of educational activities presented, at the beginning of each academic year, with a public document and a collegial meeting, together with an illustration about how they are carried out. DISCA also organizes, jointly with the partner bodies and for the duration of the academic year, seminars, meetings and other training events, at mandatory frequency, in relation to the two curricula. The absence of more than 30% of the events scheduled at the beginning of the course may affect admission to the following year. Before the beginning of the academic year, the Academic Board of the Course approves the list of proposed educational activities, which is published online on the course website. The following courses are planned to be provided for the XXXVI cycle, among others: Medicinal Chemistry; Remote Sensing And Geographic Information System; Crystal Structure Relationships - Functional Properties; Mathematical And Numerical Methods In Chemistry; Behavioral Ecology And Conservation; Exposure Science And Environmental And Occupational Hygiene; Paleolimnology; Supramolecular systems for precision drug delivery; Arid Landscapes; English language course offered by the University (for the achievement of the Doctoral degree it is necessary to obtain the B2 level certification);
  • Clinical and Experimental Medicine and Medical Humanities
  • Computer Science and the Mathematics of Computation: annually the PhD board propose new training activities that  will be  supported  by Università degli Studi dell’Insubria. The update list of these activities will be available at:
  • Experimental and Translational Medicine: during the three-year course, the training activity will develop through: a) the progressive acquisition of the experimental and analytical skills inherent in the research project carried out in the research group and with the guidance of the proposing Tutor of the project, b) initiatives aimed at developing linguistic, informatic and programming skills and the management of research programs. In particular, the training activity will consist of the following courses/seminars.
    Courses with compulsory attendance: "English in scientific communication" course held by University Professors within the Doctoral School. Acquisition of the B2 level of knowledge of the English language and related certification, "Basics of Statistics" course held by University Professors within the Doctoral School, Course "Bioinformatics bases" held by University Professors within the Doctoral School, "Safety in the laboratory" course held by University Professors within the Doctoral School, OPBA (Animal Welfare Organization) Day Insubria.
    Recommended/optional courses (upon Tutor’s indication): course "International Biomedical Research System" held by University Professors within the Doctoral School, "Innovation camp for Insubria PhD students - A deep dive into innovation and execution". Higher education and acceleration path specifically designed for the enhancement of academic research. (, course "Research ethics and intellectual property", course "Preparation of a scientific publication", Giovanna Tosi Day - Recent acquisitions in Oncology and infectious diseases, course (6-8 hours) on oncolytic viruses as a new horizon in the fight against cancer (Dr. Antonio Marchini, Cancer Institute of Heidelberg), course (6-8 hours) on the use of electronic paramagnetic resonance in the field of membrane proteins, metalloproteins and respiratory pigments (Prof. Fraser MacMillan, East Anglia University), seminar on nucleoside transporters (Prof. Marçal Pastor Anglada, University of Barcelona), "Brain Day" seminar cycle within the "Brain Week". 
  • Law and Human Sciences: 16 September at hrs. 10:00 a.m. Organized by Prof. Alessandra Vicentini and Prof.  Paola Biavaschi on Medical-scientific Communication and Legal Profiles, November 2020: organized by Barbara Pozzo, Alessandra Vicentini, Valentina Jacometti, Silvia Marino, Fabrizio Vismara with Estella Cigna Angelidis (EU Court of Justice) and Sief van Erp (European Law Institute), The Role of English after Brexit in the EU, March 2021: organized by Lino Panzeri, Emanuele Boscolo, Alessandra Vicentini The Language of Administrative Acts, April 2021: Barbara Pozzo, Paolo Biavaschi, Valentina Jacometti, Alessandra Vicentini, Language and Gender: a legal and linguistic Approach, May 2021: Barbara Pozzo, Valentina Jacometti, Silvia Ferreri (UNITO), Legal Cathegories and Terminologies for Uniform Law. To be scheduled -  Organized by Prof. Flavia Cortelezzi on Economic Analysis of Law, Organized by Prof. Sebastiano Citroni Civil Society and  the Government of Urban Transformations, organized by  Prof. Gabriella Mangione, Prof. Grazia Mannozzi, Prof. Andrea Spiriti and Angela Di Gregorio Law and Memories, Organized by Prof. Micaela Latini The Kafka Process: an Interdisciplinary View, organized by  Proff. Barbara Pozzo, Gianmarco Gaspari The Adulteress in Literature, organized by  Prof. Francesca Ferrari Artificial Intelligence and the Law: the New Initiatives of the European Union, organized by  Proff. Emanuele Boscolo, Gianmarco Gaspari, Literary Landscapes, organized by  Prof.ssa Cenini, Prof. Andrea Spiriti  Law and Art, organized by  Prof. Andrea Spiriti  Representation of the Highlights of Ancient Law, organized by  Prof. Barbara Pozzo, Valentina Jacometti, Roberta Minazzi, Roberta Pezzetti, Cycle of seminars: The new Silk Road: Sustainability Profiles (PRIN Project), organized by  Prof. Valentina Jacometti: Green Policies and the Textile Sector: Fashion becomes Sustainable, organized by  Proff. Barbara Pozzo, Valentina Jacometti The European “Green Deal”. Two International Conferences: May 2021 (organized by Barbara Pozzo) – Made in Italy: a legal and cultural approach, joint project with Florida International University, June 2021 (organized by Alessandra Vicentini) – COMET 2021 – The 19th lnternational  conference on “Communication, medicine and ethics”, 28-30 June, 2021.
  • ​Life Science and Biotechnology: these activities are provides for the academic year 2020-2021: Courses: Biostatistics, Communication (Expose and argue clearly), Bioinformatics, Databases, English laboratory (MEC platform), English for Cambridge B2 certification, Seminars: on various topics in the biomedical field, genomics and proteomics, structural and functional biology, methodologies and experimental techniques relevant in various research fields. In details, selected seminars are related to Bioetics, Economy and Technology Transfer.
  • Methods and Models for Economic Decisions: courses programed for the academic year 2020/2021, compulsory for first-year students: Research area (i): The economic theory of decision making: Economic theories of decision making (Ivan Moscati, Insubria), Behavioral economics (Astrid Gamba, Insubria), The economics of altruistic decisions (Umberto Galmarini, Insubria), Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) in economics (Davide Secchi, University of Southern Denmark). Research area (ii): Econometric techniques, Advanced econometrics for decision making (Raffaello Seri, Insubria), Econometrics of discrete choice models (Samuele Centorrino, Stony Brook University, New York), Taxation, income distribution and individual decisions (Francesco Figari, Insubria), Applied econometrics of health decisions (Silvana Robone, Insubria), Applied econometrics: causality and policy evaluation (Andrea Vezzulli & Giuseppe Porro, Insubria), Transport decision making: theory and practice (Elena Maggi, Insubria). Research area (iii): Economic indicators: Multidimensional approaches for measuring well-being and poverty (Chiara Gigliarano, Insubria), The axiomatic approach to risk measurement (Elisa Mastrogiacomo, Insubria), Measuring poverty (Lidia Ceriani, Georgetown University). (iv) Courses on other topics: Economic history and decision making (Carlo Brambilla, Insubria), How to write a scientific paper and a research proposal (Paola Tubaro, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris), Organization and family business (Daniela Montemerlo & Alfredo Biffi, Insubria), Law and complexity (Ilaria Capelli, Insubria).
  • Physics and Astrophysics: we will offer courses on: Intellectual Property Rights and Exploitation of Results, Introduction to random walks, Light-scattering techniques for (nano) particle sizing, Lattice spin models, Feynman path integral, Topological aspects of Lie groups, Gravitational waves and gravitational antennas, Machine learning. WE will also offer colloquia on: Quantum computers and quantum simulators, Space quantum communications, Massive black holes and gravitational waves, Big data in astrophysics, Data-driven simulations in biophysics, Artificial intelligence.