Università del Piemonte Orientale
The Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro” – UPO, is a public Italian University established in 1998. It has seven departments and one School of Medicine with approximately twelve thousand students, four hundred teachers and researchers, three hundred and fifty members of technical and administrative staff, about one hundred and thirty PhD students and one hundred post-doc positions. The University offers a full range of academic disciplines (Economics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Law and Political Science, Social Science, Medicine and Surgery, Natural Sciences, Humanities) to embrace a large number of activities: basic and representative courses, laboratories, apprenticeships, training periods and international exchanges.
The research activities are funded by both private and public institutions, either local or national and international. The high standard research and education represents the mission of the University. The university’s board pays special attention to their mission by promoting and supporting researchers in project implementation and facilitating the infrastructural needs of researchers. UPO is involved in 19 European project and in 5 as the coordinator.
The UPO crucial aim is to strengthen the integration of the community in national and international networks by promoting scientific and cultural exchanges. To this respect, the mobility of students and researchers is widely supported. UPO has been acknowledged as a competent partner of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Union body for risk assessment regarding food safety. UPO have also established a significant number of international relationships with European and non-European universities: currently there are approximately thirty agreements for research activities and exchanges and about one hundred Erasmus agreements for student exchanges. UPO encourage inter-university cooperation to develop jointly operated/tutored doctorate course. Actually, there are 9 agreements for joint programme with European universities that involve all cycles of studies (Bachelor and Master Degrees, PhD courses). UPO has recently established the new Center of Excellence for Translational Research on Autoimmune and Allergic Diseases (CAAD) with new wide labs spaces, equipped with cutting edge facilities and where the Scientists involved in the present project are affiliated and resident.
Role within SINPAIN
UPO will lead imaging mass cytometry and single cell transcriptomic/proteomic in Work Package 3 (WP3) and WP5. UPO will custom-design and validate imaging mass cytometry panel to identify blood vessels, synovial cells, cartilage, nerve fibers, pericytes, T and B-cell, and macrophages. UPO also participates in WP5, in collaboration with USAAR who will provide splenocytes and joints, and will set the cell isolation and deep phenotyping, at single cell level.