Biomedicine Laboratories - FC Building

FC Building, via Alexander Fleming 22, 34127 Trieste


Pharmacogenomics Laboratory

n° S100, S105, S106 e S107 Rooms, 1° floor


Responsible: dr. Luigi Candussio


Research groups:


The laboratory is divided in two main sections:


Pharmacogenomics - molecular pharmacology

In this laboratory, extraction and analysis of nucleic acids and proteins are perfomed.


Pharmacogenomics - cell coltures

In this laboratory, stabilized, primary and induced pluripotent stem cells are cultured.


Biophysics and Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory

Rooms n. S201,S206,S207,S207A,S207B,S207C e S216, 1° floor


Responsibles: prof. Lorenzon Paola, dr. Sciancalepore Marina

Research groups:


The research focuses on the molecular mechanisms involved in the modulation of the peripheral synaptic transmission, skeletal muscle adaptation and regeneration in physiological and pathological conditions.




Brain Computer Interface Laboratory

n° S210, S212, S213, S214, S215, S215A, S217 Rooms, 2° floor

Responsible: prof. Battaglini Piero Paolo


Research groups:

The Brain Computer Interface (BCI) laboratory has two main research lines, both aimed at studying brain electrical activity, either by observing it, with electroencephalography, or by disturbing it, with transcranial magnetic stimulation.


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In the first case, the procedures used fall within the field of neurofeedback: a procedure through which one learns to modify the amplitude, the frequency and the coherence of the electrophysiological aspects of his brain. Through neurofeedback, which allows direct or indirect visualization of one's electroencephalographic activity, the brain is trained to produce brain waves in specific amplitudes and in specific positions. By providing the brain with immediate feedback about its functioning, it becomes able of re-educating itself, until it reaches the desired type of activity (Figure 1: the subject is moving the hand in the monitor producing the appropriate brainwaves). When brain activity is used to drive instruments, it takes the name BCI (Figure 2: the girl with glasses is moving a small boat with wheels during Trieste Next 2017). Research lines concern the study of ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) in children and stroke rehabilitation in adults. In the second line of research, the activity is addressed to the study of developmental stuttering, a widespread pathology of great interest and still unknown in nature, but certainly due to an imbalance of the activity of different brain regions, including those involved in the programming and execution of voluntary movements (Figure 3: studied cortical regions (black circles) and active ones (colored circles) during the preparation of a voluntary movement).


Epidemiology of bacterial drug resistance Laboratory

Rooms: n. 312, 314, 315, 3°floor and n. 407, 4° floor


Responsible: dr. Lagatolla Cristina

Research groups:

Epidemiology of bacterial drug resistance. Bacterial biofilm production and its involvement in lowering susceptibility to antimicrobial agents of clinical isolates.

                                   Bacterial cultures                                            Pulse field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) for molecular typing




Last update: 11-12-2018 - 11:48