Department of Chemistry
Organic chemistry. Synthesis of alkaloids, cascade of cyclizations.
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology
Medical imaging and radiation effects.
Department of Pharmacology-Physiology
Intracellular trafficking, activation, and regulation of TRPC ion channels.
Department of Medicine
Studies of lung defects in people with cystic fibrosis to develop new therapeutic strategies.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Design of instrumentation using imaging, biosensors, and signal analysis.
Department of Surgery, Urology
Pharmacological targeting of the proprotein convertase (PC) family in pathological conditions.
Department of Medicine, Rheumatology
Bone metabolism and new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches to joint and bone diseases.
Mechanisms of caspase activation, regulation, and activity.
Cardiovascular pharmacology of factors derived from the endothelium.
Design, synthesis, and characterization of supramolecular nanotubes.
Department of Chemical and Biotechnical Engineering
Functionalized biomaterials. Autografted surfaces. Controlled delivery systems.
Department of Surgery, Neuro-Surgery
Improvement of chemotherapy for brain cancer.
Department of Biology
Role of histone variants and chromatin remodeling complexes in the regulation of gene expression and implications in terms of cancer.
The delta opioid receptor’s role, regulation, and mechanisms of action in the control of pain.
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology
Regulation and functions of P2 nucleotide receptors in intestinal diseases.
Molecular pharmacology. Recognition and therapeutic applications of kinins.
Label-free approaches for the study of cellular functions.
Development of single- and double-action PET radiotracers for the detection and monitoring of cancers.
Study of the function of cellular metabolites used by riboswitches in biological regulation.
Department of Biochemistry
Molecular and Structural Pharmacology.
Study of functional interactions between signaling and intracellular trafficking processes.
Development of apparatus and methodologies for molecular imaging of small animals.
Studies of serine protease cell surface proteins and G protein-coupled receptors.
Development of effective synthesis methods involving dynamic interaction between experimental and computational studies.
Cancer imaging using magnetic resonance imaging, optical imaging, and positron emission tomography.
Department of Medicine, Pneumology
Myopathic and vascular dysfunction induced by sepsis and the role of inflammatory molecules.
Monoclonal antibodies and antibodies genetically engineered for tumour imaging and therapy.
Medicinal chemistry. Design, synthesis, and optimization of small organic molecules and validation of their therapeutic potential.
Department of Medicine, Rhumatology
Signaling and transport of receptors coupled to G proteins and regulation of prostaglandin synthetases.
Study of physiological functions and role in neurodegenerative diseases of the alternative proteome.
Analgesic effects of GPCRs of neuropeptides and chemokines in animal models of acute, tonic and chronic pain.
Organic chemistry. Synthesis of natural products, development of new methods of synthesis, and study of reaction mechanisms.
Tissue engineering and biomaterials. Chemistry of colloids and interfaces.
Design, synthesis and study of new polymer materials and stimuli-reactive liquid crystals.