Universita degli Studi di Padova
The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background. A qualification from the University of Padova is a symbol of having achieved an ambitious objective, one that is recognised and coveted by both students and employers alike.
Courses at the University of Padova are constantly updated in order to meet the ever-changing needs of the labour market. Its Healthcare degrees, for instance, cover a wide range of new courses such as Pediatric Nursing (Medical School), or Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Psychology). Engineering degree programmes are available in the fields of Civil, Architectural, Environmental, Industrial and Information Engineering.
University of Padova degrees also reflect today’s needs to safeguard both the environment with courses in Environmental Sciences and Technology (Agriculture Sciences), and consumers with Safety and Hygiene of Food Products (Veterinary Medicine). Research into pharmaceuticals is also covered with Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies (Pharmacy), as is research into hi-tech products with a course in Materials Science (Sciences). Great emphasis is also placed on Humanities, such as History and Conservation of Artistic and Cultural Heritage (Arts and Philosophy), and on teacher training with a course in Primary Education (Education).The University’s traditional courses for professionals in Law, Economics, and Business Management are run alongside courses that analyse complex social systems such as Sociological Sciences (Political Sciences) and Statistics, Population and Society (Statistical Sciences).
Furthermore, highly motivated University students may also apply for admission to the Galilean School of Higher Education. After a demanding selection process, each year 30 students are chosen to attend the School’s high-level in-house courses and to use its special services.
The research team participating in nanoBAT owns 5 basic research laboratories and 1 clinical research laboratory in the School of Medicine of the University of Padova. The basic research laboratories comprise all facilities for biological sample analysis, tissue isolation and cell culture, chemical and biochemical analyses, nucleic acids isolation, qRT-PCR and WB analyses, histological and immunohistochemical analyses, laboratory animal housing; the clinical research laboratory includes all equipment for metabolic evaluations (body composition, energy expenditure, heat production).
Our research team has been involved since many years in the study of pathophysiology of obesity and its metabolic/cardiovascular consequences, adipocyte differentiation and functional activity, regulation of energetic metabolism in animals and humans. Our current research is focused on the role of stem cells in ageing and metabolic diseases, obesity and cancer, mitochondria and regulation of muscle/adipose tissue functions, obesity in some rare diseases, regulation of energetic metabolism.
“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 691061”