MEDEA - MEditerranea diet, bioDivErsity and functionAl food (Postgraduate Certificate)

University of Milano-Bicocca Italy

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The award
Postgraduate Certificate

How long you will study
1 Weeks

Domestic course fees
EUR 500 per total

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
EUR 500 per total

All study options

About MEDEA - MEditerranea diet, bioDivErsity and functionAl food at University of Milano-Bicocca


The First Edition of MEDEA Summer School is a collaboration between the University of Milano-Bicocca as promoter and many institutions localized in the Eastern part of Sicily around the Etna Volcano. The program will be held in Catania. MEDEA is a cultural, scientific and sensorial journey to understand the cultivation, transformation and tasting of the Mediterranean diet food from organic farming through lectures and in field experiences.

The program will last 5 days, each one dedicated to a specific thematic area. Frontal lectures given by university professors and professionals from different research areas will give a modern and up-to-date interpretation of how excellent products have always been at the base of the Mediterranean diet. Today, these products, can be proposed as a functional food, for a healthy life, obtained by modern methods of integrated cultivation/breeding. Teachers, different in their expertise, will offer a mixture of theory, experience and hands on practice courses to give a global picture of the field

This course aims to give participants an updated view and skills finalized to increase their professional competences. During lunch and dinner time, through the Sicilian culture myths and sensory experiences, MEDEA will told the history of food reinterpreting ancient culture flavors.

Topics Covered

  • Mediterranean diet, nutraceutics, functional food diet – microbiota interaction
  • Ancient grains and different cultivars
  • visit to "Stazione Sperimentale di Granicoltura"
  • on Etna slopes and different cultivars
  • Field visit to Etna
  • Citrus cultivation, exotic plants and different cultivars
  • Field visit around acireale and taormina
  • Organic aquaculture, honey and oil
  • Field visit to nucellare oil cultivar

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPostgraduate CertificateHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 week
    Course startsMayDomestic course feesEUR 500 per totalInternational course feesEUR 500 per total

Entry requirements

The school is open to students, PhD Students, and professionals in Medicine, Biology, Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences and Agri-environmental Sciences. Students and professionals with different backgrounds will be assessed on the basis of their curriculum. Priority will be given to students participants holding a Master degree, but application by master students is encouraged and will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant motivation and background.

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