PHD degree in Pharmaceutical sciences - 38th course - 1st call

Denominazione assente

  • Course name: Dottorato di ricerca in Scienza del farmaco
  • Course: XXXVIII
  • Starting from: 2022–2023 (1 novembre 2022 – 31 ottobre 2025)
  • Board committee:

    Coordinator

    MELI Rosaria

    Components

    AMATO JussaraBORBONE NicolaBORRELLI FrancescaCIRINO GiuseppeFATTORUSSO CaterinaGALDIERO StefaniaGALEONE AldoGRIECO Paolo, LAVECCHIA AntonioMARINELLI LucianaMELI RosariaPAGANO Bruno, QUAGLIA FabianaRIGANO DanielaROSSI AntoniettaRUSSO RobertoSEPE ValentinaUNGARO FrancescaZAMPELLA Angela

    Didactic Commission 

    MELI Rosaria (coordinator), GALDIERO StefaniaPAGANO BrunoRUSSO RobertoSEPE Valentina

    Admission Commission

    GRIECO PaoloMELI Rosaria, ZAMPELLA AngelaLAVECCHIA Antonio (first substitute), CIRINO Giuseppe (second substitute)

  • Available positions: 15 (6 con borsa finanziata dall'Ateneo, 3 con borsa D.M. 351/2022, 3 con borsa D.M. 352/2022, 1 con borsa Dip. Farmacia)
  • Course length: 3 years
  • Course affiliation: Department of Pharmacy
  • PhD candidates:
    • Dott. Abduvakhidov Avazbek

    Project: Synthesis and structural characterization of molecules with specific biological activity.

    Tutor: Prof.ssa Varra Michela, cotutor: Prof. ssa Dell'Aversano Carmela

     

    • Dott.ssa Barone Simona

    Project: Development of epigenetic modulators.

    Tutor: Prof.ssa Brindisi Margherita

     

    • Dott. Braccia Simone

    Project: Development of theranostic peptide-based nano-platforms for personalized medicine.

    Tutor: Prof.ssa Galdiero Stefania, cotutor: Prof. ssa D'Auria Gabriella

     

    • Dott.ssa Brusco Susy

    Project: Tackling lung barriers to inhaled drugs through engineered nanoparticles.

    Tutor: Prof.ssa Ungaro Francesca, cotutor: Prof.ssa Miro Agnese

     

    • Dott.ssa Casale Veronica

    Project: Role of transsulfuration pathway in the physiopathology of skeletal muscle.

    Tutor: Prof.ssa Vellecco Valentina, cotutor: Prof.ssa D'Emmanuele di Villa Bianca Roberta

     

    • Dott.ssa Cassese Emilia

    Project: Discovery of agents against "superbugs" with new mechanisms of action.

    Tutor: Prof. Summa Vincenzo

     

    • Dott.ssa Di Matteo Viviana

    Project: An innovative platform for the discovery of new marine bioactive natural substances.

    Tutor: Prof.ssa Teta Roberta, cotutor: Prof. Mangoni Alfonso

     

    • Dott.ssa Di Serio Teresa

    Project: Upcycling: new resources from wastes for the cosmetic market. Extraction and characterization of bioactive compounds from agro-food industries wastes.

    Tutor: Prof.ssa Laneri Sonia, cotutor: Prof.ssa Sacchi Antonella

     

    • Dott.ssa Maresca Daniela Claudia

    Project: The role of Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILCs) in cancer.

    Tutor: Prof. Ercolano Giuseppe

     

    • Dott. Napolitano Giuliano

    Project: Discovery and optimization of new ligands of Bile Acid receptors for the treatment of inflammatory and metabolic diseases.

    Tutor: Prof.ssa Festa Carmen

     

    • Dott. Romanelli Virgilio

    Project: Artificial intelligence-assisted design of novel PPAR/FXR modulators for the treatment of liver diseases.

    Tutor: Prof. Lavecchia Antonio, cotutor: Prof.ssa De Biase Margherita

     

    • Dott.ssa Serino Marianna

    Project: Outcome research as a key in the regulatory process of Gene Therapies: development and validation of a Pharmacoeconomics predictive algorithm for the decision making process.

    Tutor: Prof.ssa Orlando Valentina

     

    • Dott. TKachuk Oleh

    Project: Identification of new bioactive molecules by computational methods.

    Tutor: Prof.ssa Fattorusso Caterina, cotutor: Prof. Persico Marco

     

    • Dott. Villapiano Fabrizio

    Project: Physicochemical and bioengineering studies of drug-macromolecules interactions for therapeutic applications.

    Tutor: Prof. Biondi Marco, cotutor: Prof.ssa Giancola Concetta

  • Useful information:

    Doctoral Course in Pharmaceutical Sciences – XXXVIII cycle – List of topis for the oral admission

     Topic #  Title   Tutor e co-tutor

    Topic 1

    Development of computational methods in Pharmacoeconomic and Drug utilization field based on Real World Data (RWD) to generate evidence for decision-making

    Prof.ssa Orlando Valentina 

    D.M. 351 (Pubblica Amministrazione) 

     

    Topic 2

    Discovery and optimization of new GPBAR1 agonists for the treatment of inflammatory and metabolic diseases

     Prof.ssa Festa Carmen 

    D.M. 352 convenzione BAR Pharmaceuticals Srl

    Topic 3

    Development of small molecule modulators of epigenetic targets

     Prof.ssa Brindisi Margherita 

    D.M. 352 convenzione Dompè farmaceutici S.p.A.

    Topic 4

    Discovery of new agents against "superbugs" with novel mechanism of action

     Prof. Summa Vincenzo 

    D.M. 352 convenzione Sybylla Biotech srl

    Topic 5

    A comprehensive pipeline for the discovery of new bioactive marine natural products

      Proff. Teta Roberta e Mangoni Alfonso

     

    Topic 6

    Multi-omic studies to develop effective anti-cancer drugs from DNA G-quadruplex and i-motif ligands

      Proff. Randazzo Antonio e Limongelli Vittorio

     

    Topic 7

    Design, synthesis, physicochemical characterization, and biological evaluations of new drugs for inflammatory-based disease treatment

      Proff. Rimoli Maria Grazia e Albrizio Stefania

     

    Topic 8

    Identification of new bioactive molecules by computational methods

      Proff. Fattorusso Caterina e Persico Marco

     

    Topic 9

    Role of trans-sulfuration pathway in skeletal muscle physiopathology

      Proff. Vellecco Valentina e D'Emmanuele Roberta

     

    Topic 10

    Function and therapeutic potential of N-acyl taurines in gastrointestinal diseases

      Proff. Borrelli Francesca e Izzo Angelo Antonio

     

    Topic 11

    Anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of a new FPR2 receptor agonist evaluated in a human model of Fragile X Syndrome

      Proff. Volpicelli Floriana e Lippiello Pellegrino

     

    Topic 12

    Synthesis and structural characterization of new photo-responsive molecular systems endowed with biological activities

      Proff. Varra Michela e Dell'Aversano Carmela

     

    Topic 13

    Investigating the individual contribution of inflammatory chemokine receptors (iCCRs) to cardiovascular disease

      Proff. Maffia Pasquale e De Simone Alfonso

     

    Topic 14

    Nanoparticle-mediated delivery of drugs and nucleic acid therapeutics for cancer treatment: physicochemical and technological studies

      Proff. Biondi Marco e Giancola Concetta

     

    Topic 15

    Artificial intelligence and deep learning-assisted design of novel Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors ligands for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

      Proff. Lavecchia Antonio e De Biase Margherita

     

    Topic 16

    Insight sin seleno-proteins interactions with metal complexes to develop new bioinorganic drugs. Studies of model systems with high toxic heavy metals

      Proff. Tesauro Diego e De Marco Anna

     

    Topic 17

    Personalized medicine: development of theranostic nano-platforms based peptides against cancer

      Proff. Galdiero Stefania e D'Auria Gabriella

     

    Topic 18

    Upcycling: new resources from waste for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic market

      Proff. Sacchi Antonia e Laneri Sonia

     

    Topic 19

    Advanced nano- and micro-technologies for pulmonary delivery of small molecules and biotherapeutics

      Proff. Ungaro Francesca e Miro Agnese

     

     Topic 20  Novel serotoninergic ligands for breast cancer treatment

      Proff. Fiorino Ferdinando e Santagada Vincenzo

     

     Topic 21  The role of innate lymphoid cells (ILC) in cancer development and progression

      Dott. Giuseppe Ercolano

     

     

    Admission tests results for XXXVIII cycle