Knowledge and understanding:
Knowledge of advanced instrumental analytical methods, with applications to biological and environmental problems.
- Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
Understanding and forecasting the structure-properties relationships of complex systems; ability to address a professional problem, critical evaluation and proposal of specific solutions; The student is able to critically evaluate the quality parameters of analytical techniques according to the typology of the experimental problem; ability to evaluate the potentials and limits of the most advanced analytical techniques, tackling and solving complex problems related to them; ability to find and explore sources of information, databases, literature.
Definition, working principle and applications of the main chemical sensors and screening techniques. Classification of sensors according to the transduction mechanism and type of receptor. Applications in the environmental, food and pharmaceutical fields. Knowledge of the principles of thermodynamics and kinetics of the electrode processes involved in the amperometric sensors. Biosensors and bioreceptors: knowledge of the mechanisms of interactions of antibodies and enzymes, applications in the development of enzymatic sensors and immunosensors for clinical diagnosis and toxicologic analyses. Illustration of the working principles and applications of screening techniques based on "ELISA" (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) assays. Knowledge of the functional and applicative principles of the "Lateral Flow ELISA" disposable strip applied for analysis of physiological fluids for point of care testing
-Autonomy of assessment:
The graduate is able to critically evaluate his own abilities and his results and to interpret observations from the experimental measurements. He It is able to plan and organize the experimental activity, also in team work contexts. He has autonomous assessment ability in evaluating the experimental results and is able to critically evaluate the quality parameters of analytical techniques, according to experimental item, also depending on the complexity of the matrix. It is also able work on different working environments and themes;
- Communication skills:
The graduate is able to communicate in written and verbal form on chemical / scientific problems, even with the use of multimedia systems and also in English.
He It is able to interact with other people and work in groups also on multidisciplinary projects, although he is also able to work autonomously. He carries out training and experimental training activities for graduate students.
The graduate is able to retrieve information from literature, databases and Internet and possesses personal skills in logical reasoning and in the critical approach to new problems; is able to learn independently, addressing new scientific issues or professional problems; is able carry out studies aimed to solve interdisciplinary and complex problems, finding the information useful to formulate answers and knowing how to defend their proposals in specialized and non-specialist contexts.