STARS Research Stories

With a budget of 7 million euros and approximately 45 funded projects per edition, the University of Padua STARS @UNIPD Programme supports two-year individual research projects, characterized by ground-breaking and innovative ideas, proposed by Principal Investigators of any age and nationality aiming to carry out their research activity in one of the 32 Departments of the University.

Each call for proposals, which is published every two years since 2017, encourages excellent research, fostering a transparent and merit-based competition, and supports researchers in the submission of a proposal in the prestigious European Research Council funding schemes.

Find out more about funded projects, their level of innovation and their main features to reach for the STARS!
For more information, contact the International Research Office.


Vincenzo Amendola
VINCENZO AMENDOLA

4NANOMED

4-D nanomedicine based on biodegradable and biocompatible nanoalloys
Sabrina Brigadoi
SABRINA BRIGADOI

BabyGlucoLight

Impact of blood glucose variability on the very preterm neonatal brain
Chiara Giorio
CHIARA GIORIO

MOCAA

Metal-Organic Complexes in Atmospheric Aerosol: formation processes, properties, and health impacts
Elisa Greggio
ELISA GREGGIO

LRRKing

Role of the Parkinson’s disease kinase LRRK2 in shaping neurites and synapses
Lorenzo Marini
LORENZO MARINI

BICE

Global Change, Biotic Interactions, and Plants Invasions in Cold Environment
Andrea Mattarei
ANDREA MATTAREI

CHEMPROCALIM

Development of new chemical probes for organelle-specific real-time calcium imaging
Beatrice Mercorelli
BEATRICE MERCORELLI

FINDER

Fighting dengue virus: an innovative approach for the development of pan-serotype antivirals that act by disrupting the interaction between NS3/NS5 viral proteins
Gianfranco Pasut
GIANFRANCO PASUT

iNCANT

Versatile Non-Covalent ANtibody drug conjugates for Therapy and diagnosis
Rosario Rizzuto
ROSARIO RIZZUTO

MICAMETAFLEX

Mitochondrial cation signaling in the control of metabolic flexibility
Gianmaria Silvello
GIANMARIA SILVELLO

CDC

Computational Data Citation
Anna Urciuolo
ANNA URCIUOLO

hARTm

Generation of a functional humanized artificial muscle by combining two-photon lithography, decellularized muscles and human iPSCs