Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Nutritional Epigenomics: a bridge between DNA and disease  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
DF-0022
Name of lecturer
Simonetta Friso
Coordinator
Simonetta Friso
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/09 - INTERNAL MEDICINE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Corsi elettivi 1° semestre dal Oct 9, 2017 al Dec 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Main objectives of the teaching course:

After attending the teaching course the student will know:
1) basic knowledge on epigenetics and mechanisms of gene-nutrient interactions affecting epigenetics;
2) main mechanisms through which some nutrients may alter gene expression by modifying epigenetic phenomena;
3) relationships between genes and nutrients and epigenetic mechanisms in major diseases;
4) main strategies on how to approach disease prevention by way of modifying gene expression mechanisms through epigenetics using a correct nutritional approach.

Syllabus

- Introduction to Epigenetics
- Effects of nutrients on DNA methylation and histone modifications
- Gene-nutrients interactions and epigenetics: models from major chronic diseases
- Methods of approach to the study of epigenetics and epigenomics

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sang-Woon Choi, Simonetta Friso Nutrient-Gene Interactions in Cancer (Edizione 1) CRC Press,Taylor and Francis Group 2006 9780849332296

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation of idoneity based on tests performed during the teaching course

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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