MEDEA - MEditerranean diet, bioDivErsity and functionAl food

Program code
ss20-06

Program Duration
5 Days

Dates
24 - 29 May, 2020

Credits
3 ECTS

Tuition
500 € (to be confirmed) covers all lectures; course materials, visits, accommodation and part of the meals .

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MEDEA - MEditerranean diet, bioDivErsity and functionAl food

Description

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

5 DAYS OF LECTURES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS WITH DISCUSSIONS IN THE MORNING, REAL LIFE SCENARIOS IN THE AFTERNOON UNTILL DINNER. EVERY DAY A FIELD TRIP AND A GROUP EXERCISE.

Program Coordinator

Rosario Musumeci

Scientific committee University of Milano-Bicocca

  • Rosario Musumeci
  • Paola Palestini
  • Emanuela Cazzaniga
  • Alessandra Bulbarelli

Location:

Catania Area, Sicily

Application Deadline

15 March 2020

Prerequisites

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.

In partnership with

  • Rete Fattorie Sociali Sicilia Acireale CT
  • Associazione Culturale "Assapurari"
  • Stazione Consorziale Sperimentale di Granicoltura per la Sicilia

ACCOMMODATION

Thanks to the cooperation with “Rete Fattorie Sociali Sicilia” we offer to participants accommodation in the Agriresort “Tenuta Giarretta”, located near Catania Airport. For details about accommodation and to reserve your place please write to: summerschool@unimib.it

Requested documents to be uploaded in the application form:

CV, ID card or passport.

For further information, contact:

rosario.musumeci@unimib.it

 1st edition MEDEA Summer School


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