Pharmacy Tor Vergata is now on Facebook & Instagram

Pharmacy tor Vergata on social media

Starting from today you will find information and updates from the degree course in Pharmacy of Tor Vergata University of Rome also on social media: the official Instagram and Facebook pages of Pharmacy Tor Vergata are now available at the following addresses:

Remember to follow us and share content with us with the hashtag #pharmacytorvergata

Diary of your experience: COVID-19

Diary of your experience: COVID-19

Being at university in Rome during the coronavirus outbreak has been a real challenge. Areas that were once buzzing with students are now empty.

Quarantine in young people leads to profound reflections such as, for example fear and loneliness, but also dreams and ambitions: we publish the writings of high school students closed at home in one of the most delicate periods of life

We asked students to write a story about isolation: how they felt, how their habits had changed, the relationship with their home, what idea they had of this historical moment, what they expected from the future, what they would do once the quarantine is over.

And you???

Tell us your story by e-mail:

Below the stories of our students:

Call for Applications is on line!!!

Call for Applications is on line!!!

The Call for Applications 2021-2022:
The admission test will be held on the 6th of July 2021 at 10:30.
Registration on DELPHI will be active from the 15 May 2021.
Registration on CISIA will be active from the 1st June.

–> All information about The call for the academic year 2021/2022

dmission is subject to passing an examination, for a total number of 80 seats distributed as follows:

a) 60 (sixty) places available to Italian citizens, EU citizens and non-EU citizens legally living in Italy (art. 2, Italian Law n. 189/2002);

b) 20 (twenty) places reserved to non-EU citizens resident abroad (two of which are reserved to Chinese students participating in the “Marco Polo” programme)—applying for the visa.

The number of places established by the Italian Law n. 264, August 2, 1999.

In case of irregular documentation owned and issued by the student, he/she will be automatically erased from the final official ranking.

The admission to the One-cycle Master’s Degree in Pharmacy is conditioned to passing a test.


The beginning of the courses is scheduled for mid-October 2021:

The Course is held at the Department of Biology, School of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, the beginning of the classes are scheduled for mid-of October 2021.

Tor Vergata celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity

Tor Vergata celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity

In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, affirming culture’s contribution to the three dimensions of sustainable development, acknowledging further the natural and cultural diversity of the world, and recognizing that cultures and civilizations can contribute to, and are crucial enablers of, sustainable development.

CUG – the Single Guarantee Committee of the Tor Vergata University of Rome – in order to celebrate this valuable and important day properly – although fairly limited due to pandemic conditions – is proposing to realize an online project. But we need your collaboration to make this beautiful day enjoyable while appreciating the cultural diversity surrounding us.

Call for Artists and Keepers

We would like to invite Tor Vergata’s students to propose an artist or an important artwork from their land of origin, one that they can introduce on May 21st through a personal interview to the artist or to a person strictly connected to the artwork; the interviews and the artistic elements will be presented in a virtual event on May 21st.

This event would be an opportunity for all of us to appreciate all the colours of cultural diversity in unique personal stories/experiences. The format and the schedule of the event will be furtherly defined according to the number and kind of proposals received.

Specifications: Kinds of cultural elements and creative arts fields

The person to be interviewed has to be directly connected to the artwork (ie, the director or a keeper in a museum) or a publicly recognized artist in creative fields, such as: painting, architecture, sculpture, literature, music, performing and cinema. Hybrid and/or other artistic fields not mentioned in this list will also be welcome.

To propose an artist or an artwork and the person directly connected to it send an email to, specifying your name, the name of the artist /artwork and the State or Region of reference of the artist /artwork.

Event Info & Contacts

Deadline: 15th April 2021
Contacts: Florinda Magliulo & Marco Tirone

COVID-19: New Lockdown Starting March 15

COVID-19: New Lockdown Starting March 15

To the University Community.
Following the national and regional provisions that have been announced and which will be implemented in the next few hours, the Regional Committee of the Universities of Lazio (Comitato Regionale delle Università del Lazio) has resolved that starting from Monday, 15 March 2021 the following provisions will be applied:

– Attendance in presence of educational and curricular activities of all study courses is suspended. Bachelor degrees, master degrees, masters lessons and doctoral courses will continue remotely.
– Exams and graduation sessions are carried out remotely.
– University libraries and other structures that provide services to students will carry out their activities mainly at a distance.
– Professional internships in the medical, dental and health professions area, laboratory activities, exercises, and experiential activities may take place in person in compliance with the guidelines of the MUR referred to in Annex 18 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 02/14/2021.

The University facilities will remain open, allowing access to teachers and providing a smart-working plan for the administrative and technical staff in order to ensure services in compliance with the anti-covid regulations in force.

The Rector

Translated from the Italian website

Erasmus+ Student Traineeship Consortium Call 2020/21

Erasmus+ Student Traineeship Consortium Call 2020/21

Erasmus+ Student Traineeship Consortium Call for the allocation of 77 grants for 4-month traineeships abroad addressed to students regularly enrolled in a study course at Tor Vergata University of Rome. The Programme is co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and the European Commission.

Deadline and Applications
The online application will be available from 26/01/2021 at 20:00. The deadline for filling out the candidacy form is set on 26/02/2021, at 12:00
Nominations that are not validated by the candidate at the end of the compilation and whose data are incomplete or untrue will be considered invalid.


Info & Contacts
For further information, please contact:

Elisabetta Lunghi
Erasmus Student Traineeship Office

Learn Italian for Free: CLICI for International Students

Learn Italian for Free: CLICI for International Students

CLICI – Centre for Italian language and culture of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” – organizes extensive Italian language courses for foreigners from 15 March to early June 2021.
In the second semester of the academic year 2020-2021, CLICI will provide online Italian language courses remotely.
The courses include 40 hours in synchronous mode (20 lessons of two hours each, held twice a week on the Zoom platform) + 20 hours in asynchronous mode for a total of 60 hours.
Official Grade Certificate
Students, who attend 70% of the 40 hours in synchronous mode and 70% of the activities in asynchronous mode, will be given a certificate of attendance and will be admitted to the final exam. Students, who pass the final test, will receive a final grade certificate.
Admissions and Enrollment
The courses are free for all foreign students enrolled at Tor Vergata University of Rome. It is possible to register from 31 December 2020 to 8 February 2021.
• Students who are absolute beginners in Italian language are requested to register on CLICI’s platform without taking the placement test.
• Students who are not beginners are requested to:
– register on the platform providing their personal information;
– choose a date to take an online interview for the speaking skills assessment (21, 26, 29 January, 5, 9, 12 February 2021);
– complete the online placement test that has to be taken remotely between 7 January and 10 February 2021 and up to two days before the online interview.
It is possible to book the online interview – which has to take place after completing the placement test – up to a week before.

All information on the enrolment procedure is available at
From the academic year 2020-2021, it’s also possible to attend asynchronous online courses in Italian language in self-learning modality provided in collaboration with the ICON – Italian Culture On the Net – Consortium.

All information is available on the CLICI website.


CLICI contacts
Clici Office: Campus X, Via di Passolombardo 341, 00133 Roma
Tel. +39 06 725991027-30

Parkinson’s disease: Research identifies a potential biomarker

Parkinson’s disease: Research identifies a potential biomarker

For the first time, a team of researchers has shown a significant increase in the chemokine prokineticin 2 (PK2), a chemokine-like peptide, in the serum of patients with Parkinson’s disease. The results of this pilot study conducted by Cinzia Severini of the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of the National Research Council (Cnr-Ibbc), by Nicola Biagio Mercuri and Tommaso Schirinzi of the Neurological Clinic of the University of Rome Tor Vergata and by Roberta Lattanzi and Daniela Maftei from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology of the Sapienza University of Rome have been published in Movement Disorders.
The study analyzed the blood of 31 patients with Parkinson’s disease and for the first time it was shown that serum levels of PK2 are significantly increased compared to healthy control subjects.
Cinzia Severini researcher of the CNR-Ibbc explains:
“PK2 is abundantly present in the central nervous system and is involved in various physiological and pathological functions including neuroinflammation. Experimental evidence has previously shown that PK2 is a factor that is activated early in nigrostriatal degeneration associated with Parkinson’s disease, suggesting its neuroprotective role through an action to restore mitochondrial damage.”
“The correlation between the increase in PK2 in serum and two markers of neurodegeneration in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF or CSF) of the same patients was particularly interesting, such as the beta amyloid1-42 protein and lactate. In particular, the increase in serum of PK2, associated with the higher levels of beta amyloid1-42 found in the CSF, may indicate a protective effect of this chemokine against the pathology at the level of neuronal synapses and the deposition of plaques of amyloid, common events in both Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.”
“Furthermore, this increase in PK2 correlates with the decrease in lactate levels in the CSF, an index of oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage, confirming the hypothesis of an antioxidant action and restoration of mitochondrial damage “.
These results suggest that PK2 may represent not only a potential early biomarker of the disease, but also a pharmacological target for the creation of potentially useful therapies in Parkinson’s disease.
“These encouraging preliminary data now need to be confirmed in a larger study, including a larger and heterogeneous sample of patients, and to evaluate additional biological tissues. The ultimate goal is to fully understand the role of PK2 in Parkinson’s disease, thus opening the way to possible clinical developments centered on this peptide “, concludes Severini.

Exam Information: Drug Analysis II – prof. Barbato

Exam Information: Drug Analysis II – prof. Barbato

The Drug Analysis II february sessions will take place ONLY in remote, for both the written and oral parts.

Note that there will be a MANDATORY test session for the setup of webcam view within TEAMS and to verify that the procedure of downloading and uploading files through the Assignment procedure within your account works well.
The test session for the session 1) listed below will take place on the January 25th; while for the session 2) will take place on February 15th.
To reserve the participation to either one test sessions, please send me an a-mail to specifying:
a. your Teams name
b. the date of the test session you want to participate

Please download the file of instructions “Remote Exam Session with Teams TorVergata – extract v3.1.pdf”, read it carefully and attempt a set-up conforming to the instructions before attending the test session, so that I will verify if it is acceptable.

1) Session 1st February written test for both module 1 and module 2.
Depending on the number of reservations the oral session may take place on the 2nd starting at 9.00 am and extend, in case of need, also to the 3rd  at 9.00 AM.

2) Session 22nd February written test for both module 1 and module 2.
Depending on the number of reservations the oral session may take place on the 23rd starting at 9.00 am and extend, in case of need also to the 24th  at 9.00 AM.

If you have doubts or questions please send me an

Remote Exam