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Sapienza University of Rome

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Roma, IT, Rome, Italy
  • QS World University Rankings
    171
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(EUR) 1000-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

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Bioinformatics is a well-established discipline with universally recognized and required skills on the national and international market, in both the public and private sector. This discipline historically developed from the sequencing of the genomes of model organisms and above all of the human genome in the 1990s, and has now become included in basic research in genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology and in the more applicative biomedical field to the point a close peer-to-peer collaboration is required between the biologist/ medic and the expert in data analysis (bioinformatics). The course mainly deals with:
- Providing mathematical-statistical models which can be used in the analysis and interpretation of experimental biomolecular data. The most important aspect regards the need to integrate enormous quantities of data (big data) coming from extremely heterogeneous sources ("omics" technologies) to identify the "key" elements at the base of a specific biological process which is of interest to the medic/biologist.
- Developing computational models and methods for the analysis of biological sequences and gene expression data (genome, transcriptome, proteome, epigenetic profiles, post-transcriptional and post-translational modifications, genomic protein localization, genetic polymorphisms, RNA / DNA editing, etc.) in order to identify phylogenetic specificities/similarities and relevant mutations, which can be used, for example, in diagnosis and personalized medical therapies (tumors, vaccines, genetic diseases).
- Organizing integrated archives equipped with analysis platforms for a better use and presentation of biomolecular data
- Analyzing and predicting the structural and functional aspects of macromolecules and their interactions with ligands and drugs.
In this regard, a "new alliance" between bioengineering (bioinformatics), biology, chemistry and medicine appears to be of great strategic importance in order to respond to the challenges arising due to the overwhelming development of biomolecular technologies.

About University

The Department of Classics was created in 2010, bringing together archaeological, historical, philological, literary, epigraphic and linguistic disciplines related to antiquity, which had previously been hosted in a range of different departments. As a result of this, the department both promotes and supports constant interaction between the disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches to antiquity.

With some 70 faculty members, we are one of the largest and most preeminent institutions in the field. We carry out research in all disciplines related to the ancient world, from the Prehistory to the Middle Ages, in Europe, Africa and in the Near and Middle East.

The Department is organised into three Sections: Archaeology, Greek and Latin Philology and History, Epigraphy and Topography (East and Ancient Mediterranean). It also boasts eight laboratories, a rich research library, with more than 150,000 volumes, divided into four main thematic areas (Archaeology, Classical and Byzantine Philology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Ancient History and Topography), and four museums (Museo dell’Arte Classica, Museo delle Origini, Museo del Vicino Oriente, Museo delle Antichità Etrusche e Italiche), which form part of the Polo Museale Sapienza.

The Department offers:

• two BA courses in Italian: Archaeological Science and Classics;

• two MA courses in Italian: Archaeology; Philology, Literature and History of the Ancient World;

• one BA course in English: Classics;

• one MA course in English: Classical Archaeology (distance learning course, in collaboration with Unitelma Sapienza);

• two PhD courses: in Archaeology and in Philology and History of the ancient world;

• the School of Specialization in Archaeology;

• Master of Architecture for Archaeology (in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture).


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