Research projects

Research projects and initiatives in which teachers and researchers of the department are involved in European, national and international contexts

European projects

H2020 projects

Project leader: Prof. Marco Candela (FaBiT)

Project manager for FaBiT: Dr Martina Cappelletti (Project leader for Unibo: DICAM)

Project leader: Prof. Anna Maria Porcelli (FaBiT)

Project manager for FaBiT: Prof. Beatrice Vitali (Project leader for Unibo: DISTAL)

Other projects

  • The essential transcriptional regulator HP1043 of Helicobacter pylori: a new target for the design of a new antibacterial drug (funding ESCMID)

Principal Investigator: Prof. Davide Roncarati (FaBiT)

  • TANDEM - The spread of neuroinflammation in ALS via microglia exosomes and its regression with nanodelivered miRNA modulators (funding AriSLA)

Research unity manager Unibo: Prof. Barbara Monti (FaBiT)

  • Reversible Glutathionylation of Plastid Proteins (funding MIUR-DAAD-JMP)

Research unity manager Unibo: Prof. Paolo Bernardo Trost (FaBiT)

National projects

PRIN 2017 projects

  • Microbiome-tailored food products based on typical Mediterranean Diet components 

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Patrizia Brigidi (FaBiT)

  • Integrative tools for defining the molecular basis of the diseases: computational and experimental methods for protein variant interpretation 

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Emidio Capriotti (FaBiT)

  • UNICO - UNderstanding how stress affects honey bee Immunity to manage COlony losses 

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Giuseppe Gargiulo (FaBiT)

  • COCOON - Identification and validation of COmmon pathways at the CrOssrOads of neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection 

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Patrizia Hrelia (FaBiT)

  • G quadruplexes as modulators of genome stability 

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Jessica Marinello (FaBiT)

  • Linking tryptophan catabolism to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: from the pathogenesis to the pharmacological treatment 

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Laura Mercolini (FaBiT)

  • Combined targeting of TSPO/CK1delta/GSK3beta/Fyn for effective control of neuroinflammation: a chemical biology approach 

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Anna Minarini (FaBiT)

  • EDONIS - endocrine disruptors: investigation of the effects on the immune and nervous systems 

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Fabiana Morroni (FaBiT)

  • Early life social experiences and dysregulation of the brain reward system: The role of endocannabinoid transmission 

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Patrizia Romualdi (FaBiT)

  • Protein bioinformatics for human health

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Castrense Savojardo (FaBiT)

PRIN 2015 projects

  • Targeting the cancer resistome to restore tumour sensitivity through novel, existing and failed drugs 

Principal Investigator: Prof. Sabrina Angelini (FaBiT)

  • Focusing on risk factors to serch for novel protective strategies in neurodegenerative diseases: targeting the cellular redox system 

Principal Investigator: Prof. Patrizia Hrelia (FaBiT)

Other projects

  • Deep genetic and phenotypic characterization of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) families: analysis of the nuclear and mitochondrial genome (funding Bando Ricerca Finalizzata)

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Elena Bacchelli (FaBiT)

  • Design of new personalized therapeutic approaches for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (funding Bando Ricerca Finalizzata)

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Patrizia Brigidi (FaBiT)

  • Composition of gut microbiota and impact on immune system recovery and acute graft versus host disease in pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (funding Bando Ricerca Finalizzata)

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Marco Candela (FaBiT)

  • ORIGAMI - Bioraffineria integrata per la produzione di biodisel da microalghe (funding PON RI)

Research unit manager Unibo: Prof. Paolo Bernardo Trost (FaBiT)

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