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TRAINING OBJECTIVES

Participants will be provided with updated knowledge about advanced technologies useful in bioeconomy, in particular “omic” techniques, synthetic biology and nanotechnology. The principal components of the whole production chain will be described and analyzed, thus identifying technological needs and benefits arising from the paradigm shift to circular economy. All information needed to understand mechanisms behind a long lasting successful technology transfer will be provided.

COURSE CONTENT

Scientific and technological advances in next generation sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics and systems biology. Application of advanced biotechnology to the production of metabolites, chemicals and novel biocatalysts. Case studies on the valorization of lignocellulose and waste materials into novel high-added value chains will be described. Special attention will be paid to the market needs and EU strategies novel production chains respond to. Examples of technological and business acceleration will be provided through business models and innovative start ups within the Alimenta PTP’s certified incubator. Project Management aspects will be addressed as well.

INTRODUCTION

Master introduction: Dr. Mario Bonaccorso – Assobiotec (2 hours)
Introduction to bioeconomy: Dr.ssa Anna Monticelli – Intesa Sanpaolo (2 hours)
Circular economy: Raw materials for biotechnology and bioeconomy from agro-food industry: Dr.ssa Paola Mariani – PTP (2 hours)

SCIENCE

CFU: 3
 Hours: 24
 Coordinator: Prof. Marina Lotti, BIO/10
 Assessment: Speaking Test 

Omic platforms as tools for innovation in bioeconomy

Next generation sequencing: fundamentals and application (Prof. Maurizio Casiraghi, BIO/05, Unimib, 2 hours)
Transcriptomics and proteomics: fundamentals and application (Prof.ssa Rita Grandori, BIO/10, Unimib, 2 hours)
Systems biology and metabolomics: fundamentals and application in industrial processes (Prof. Marco Vanoni, BIO/10, Unimib, 2 hours)

Synthetic biology

Exploitation of microorganisms for the production of metabolites and chemicals (Prof.ssa Paola Branduardi, Prof. Danilo Porro, CHIM/11, Unimib, 4 hours)
Protein engineering and exploitation of biodiversity for the production of novel biocatalysts (Prof.ssa Marina Lotti, BIO/10, Unimib, 4 hours)
Case study: Novel applications for lignocellulosic materials (2 hours)
Case study: Waste valorization in the circular economy (2 hours) 

Organic chemistry and nanobiotechnology

Sugar chemistry and biomaterials (Prof. Francesco Nicotra, CHIM/06, Unimib, 2 hours)
Nanobiotechnology and bioindustry (Prof. Davide Prosperi, BIO/10, Unimib, 2 hours)

ECONOMY

CFU: 2 
 Hours: 16 
 Coordinator: Prof.ssa Lucia Visconti Parisio, SECS-P/03 
 Assessment: Speaking Test 

Accelerating technology transfer in Bioeconomy

Business models, technology transfer and patent filing within circular economy (Dr. Fabrizio Trigila, PTP, 6 hours)
Case study: Successful start ups in bioeconomy (Dr. Fabrizio Trigila, PTP, 2 hours)

Bioeconomy strategy in EU

Standard and market for chemicals and bioplastics (Dr.ssa Giulia Gregori, Novamont, 2 hours)

Project Management

Examples of project management in EU (Dr.ssa Giulia Gregori, Novamont, 2 hours)

Visconti Parisio, Lucia
Visconti Parisio, Lucia
Full Professor
Biography Lucia Visconti Parisio, born in Desenzano (BS) in 1964, is full professor of Public Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca. She...
Vanoni, Marco
Vanoni, Marco
Full Professor
Biography Marco Vanoni, born in Milano in 1957, is Full Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Milano Bicocca, where he is member of...
Prosperi, Davide
Prosperi, Davide
Associate Professor
Biography Davide Prosperi, born in Milan in 1972, is associate professor of Biochemistry at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He completed his...
Porro, Danilo
Porro, Danilo
Full Professor
Biography Working post: Full Professor in Chemistry of Fermentation and Industrial Microbiology at the University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB...
Nicotra, Francesco
Nicotra, Francesco
Full Professor
Biography Francesco Nicotra is full professor of Organic Chemistry and member of the Government Board of the University of Milano-Bicocca. He is...
Lotti, Marina
Lotti, Marina
Full Professor
Biography Marina Lotti, is full Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Milano-Bicocca, where she leads the Laboratory of Protein...
Grandori, Rita
Grandori, Rita
Associate Professor
Biography Rita Grandori, born in Milan in 1961, is associate professor of Biochemistry at the University of Milano-Bicocca. She completed her...
Casiraghi, Maurizio
Casiraghi, Maurizio
Associate Professor
Biography Maurizio Casiraghi is an Associate Professor in Zoological Sciences at University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy. The main interests of...
Branduardi, Paola
Branduardi, Paola
Associate Professor
Biography Working post: Associated Professor in Chemistry of Fermentation and Industrial Microbiology at the University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB...
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