Anno di corso: 1

Anno di corso: 2

Crediti: 6
Crediti: 6
Crediti: 12
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 11
Tipo: Lingua/Prova Finale
Crediti: 30
Tipo: Altro


Scheda dell'insegnamento

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Obbligatorio a scelta
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' didattica: 

Knowledge of basic organic chemistry
Knowledge of basic biochemistry


Metodi di valutazione

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The exam consists in the analysis and re-elaboration of a scientific article concerning one of the topics covered, and in an oral presentation of the research with a duscussion.

Voto Finale

Obiettivi formativi

Give students an overview on the role of chemistry, in particular organic chemistry, on one side on the biochemistry of physio-patological events, on the other to give chemical tools useful for the study of such events. This knowledge is complementary to the vast field of pharmaceutical chemistry.

Knowledge and understanding skills

At the end of the course the student knows:
- The general methods of synthesis of carbohydrates and glycomimimetics, oligonucleotides and derivatives, polypeptides
- Application and research contexts in which to synthesise these compounds
- The synthetic strategies and the use of protective groups

Knowledge and applied skills

At the end of the course the student is able to:
- Read and understand a scientific article in which carbohydrates, glycomimimetics, oligonucleotides and peptides are designed and synthesized.

Autonomy of judgment
At the end of the course the student is able to:
- Propose a target molecule, relative to a specific context, among those addressed
- Propose a strategy of synthesis of this molecule

Communication skills

To be able to describe in a technical relation in a clear and concise manner and to explain orally with the properties of language the objectives, the procedure and the results of the elaborations carried out on a scientific article.

Ability to learn

To be able to apply the acquired knowledge to contexts different from those presented during the course, and to understand the topics covered in the scientific literature concerning the applicative aspects of organic chemistry in the contexts inherent in the life sciences.


The course will deal with the structural and synthetic approaches related to the following classes of compounds, viewed from the perspective of a research project.

PART 1: Carbohydrates

PART 2: nucleotides/oligonucleotides

PART 3: Peptides

Students presentation of a research article.

Programma esteso

PART 1: Carbohydrates

lesson 1: course presentation, and introduction to glycosides

lesson 2: selection of a research article from the literature, analysis of the article and of the research topic

Lesson 3: Glycobiology

Lesson 4: Imagine the glycan

Lesson 5-6: Glycosynthesis

Lesson 7: Glycomimetics

PART 2: nucleotides/oligonucleotides
lesson 8: introduction to nucleotides

lesson 9: structure and chemical reactivity: protective groups in organic synthesis

lesson 10: structure and chemical reactivity: protective groups, oligonucleotide synthetic methods

lesson 11: oligonucleotide synthetic methods

lesson 12: fluorescent oligonucleotides

PART 3: Peptides
Lesson 13: Peptide synthesis and SPPS

Lesson 14: Suggested Research articles presentation

other general topics faced during the course are related to:

protective group use and manipulations

synthetic strategies

Bibliografia consigliata

Handouts, scientific articles provided via e-learning platform

Metodi didattici

The course is delivered in class lectures