3) Zebrafish Lab – Research Topics


Director: Dr. Massimo Mariotti

Research Topics

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Topic 1

Use of innovative read-out system (scale) to study the mechanisms of bone function in physiological conditions, pathological models and pharmacological testing.

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Topic 2

Research of new compounds with effects on bone metabolism through large-scale drug screening (embryo) and small-scale drug screening (adult – scale model)

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Topic 3

Creation of pathological models of human skeletal disorders in adult zebrafish (glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, long-bone fracture)

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Topic 4

Creation of pathological models of metabolic human diseases associated with bone complications in adult zebrafish (diabetes, obesity)