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Training School - University of Parma (Parma, September 2014)

Saffronomics Cost Action FA1101 is organizing the Training School on Proteomics approaches to saffron analysis. School will be held at CIM/SITEIA.PARMA/Department of Pharmacy, University of Parma, Italy, on September 23-25 2014.

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The main aim of this training school will be to present the different proteomic methods applied to the characterization of saffron quality and origin, and the identification of saffron protein pattern, under different conditions. The basic principles and latest tools of gel-free and gel-based methods, 2D electrophoresis, MALDI TOF-TOF and LC-mass spectrometries will be presented. Practical sections will be carried out on saffron samples. In addition, gel scanning, analysis and comparison as well as protein identification from tryptic digestions will be practically demonstrated. Total number of admitted candidate trainees will be 18, with 9 that will be reimbursed by COST office and 2 by the Italian Mass Spectrometry Society. Only 13 trainees will be admitted to both oral and practical activities. Candidates should complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM, a short CV and a Motivation Letter for admittance at the training school. The registration deadline is July 2. Rules for electing the candidates are based on both “first come first served” and on the basis of previous experience in protein analysis, electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. Acceptance will be communicated on July 11.

Local organizing committee
Dr. Gianluca Paredi, University of Parma, Italy
Dr. Samanta Raboni, University of Parma, Italy
Prof. Andrea Mozzarelli, University of Parma, Italy
Scientific committee
Prof. Maria Tsimidou, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Prof. Andrea Mozzarelli, University of Parma, Italy
Dr. Barbara Pioselli Chiesi Pharmaceutics, Italy
Dr. Silvia Catinella Chiesi Pharmaceutics, Italy
Dr. Roberta Pastorelli, Institute of Pharmacological Research "Mario Negri", Italy
Dr. Simona Scarpella, Nerviano Medical Sciences, Italy
Dr. Pietro Franceschi, Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy

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How to arrive

Parma is connected by train to Milan or Bologna (about 1-1.5 hour), both cities hosting international airports. Parma has a small airport with a limited number of international connections (RyanAir from Stansted). Parma city center is within walking distance from the train station. Parma is on the highway A1 (Milan-Rome).

School location

CIM – Interdepartment Measurement Center, within the CAMPUS, University of Parma,Viale delle Scienze 23/A, 43124 Parma, Italy (see map). The CAMPUS is at the edges of Parma in the direction Langhirano. It can be accessed from the South beltway at Exit 15.

From the train station and downtown

Bus line 7, 14, 21 (direction University CAMPUS). Get off at the second stop within the CAMPUS.Bus ticket must be acquired in advance at newspaper or tobacco shops.


For info
Tel. +39 0521905138
Tel. 390521905138; 39-3398123784 (Andrea Mozzarelli)
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Where to stay

  • Camplus Living Sant'Ilario

    Borgo Bosazza, 13 Parma
    Tel. +39 0521 1814520
    Fax +39 0521 1814524

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    This residence is located downtown Parma and offers nice rooms at low rates (single 45 euro/night, double 60 euro/night, breakfast is not included). To reach the CAMPUS bus 7, 14 and 21 can be used (15 minutes ride). Many cafeteria, pizzeria and restaurants are nearby.
  • Third Millenium Residence

    This residence is at a walking distance from the Campus. Check for prices and availability.

    Many other more expensive hotels are present in Parma. For a list see at:

Please book the reservation by yourself specifying that you are participating to a School organized by the University of Parma.

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