Method to identify intermediates

Department/Centre: Department of  Physiscs / CIBIO - Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology
Inventors: Emiliano Biasini (UniTrento/Telethon), Pietro Faccioli  (UniTrento/INFN)
Field of use: Computational prediction and experimental exploitation of relevant intermediate states in the folding process of virtually any protein, with direct relevance for the entire field of drug discovery
Keywords: Protein Inactivation, Folded Intermediate Targeting
Bibliographical data: application number: 102018000007535 (Italian filing); priority date: 26/07/2018, CT/IB2019/056371 (PCT filing)
Assignees: Università di Trento, INFN, Telethon
Availability: available for license or assignment

Description

The invention consists in innovative in silico approaches, which allow to computationally predict relevant intermediate states in the folding process of a protein. These technologies enable to drastically lower the computational cost of simulating protein folding pathways with atomic-level resolution, leading to the identification of protein folding intermediate.

Ocular dominance measurement device

Department/Centre: CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences
Inventors: Uri Hasson (UniTrento), Giuseppe Notaro (UniTrento), Valeria D'Andrea (ora Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
Field of use: security applications that use biometric features; customization of VR environments to reduce sickness; clinical or fitness test (i.e for pilots)
Keywords: ocular dominance; biometric; eye test; fitness test
Bibliographical data: application number: 102020000022120 (Italian filing); priority date: 18/09/2020
Assignees: Università di Trento
Availability: available for license or assignment

Description

This invention concerns a method to measure ocular dominance using a drawing device, a computer and computer screen. The apparatus is simple to setup and the measure is robust and it is obtained quickly.

A process for the production of a ceramic body comprising nanofibers of silicon nitride or silicon carbide

Department/Centre: Department of Industrial Engineering
Inventors: Giandomenico Sorarù (UniTrento), Emanuele Zera (UniTrento), Jana Prasanta (UniTrento)
Fields of use: electrical insulator, thermal insulator (for high-temperature applications, e.g aerospace), radar shield (electromagnetic wave absorption), reinforcement for composites, catalyst support
Keywords: composite materials, ceramic body, nanofibers of silicon nitride, silicon carbide 
Bibliographical data: application number: 102017000133208 (Italian filing); priority date: 21/11/2017
Assignees: Università di Trento
Availability: available for license or assignment

Description

This invention consists in a process for the production of a ceramic body comprising nanofibers of silicon nitride or silicon carbide bonded together to form a single body.

Device for determining the mechanical properties of nanomaterials and relative method

Department/Centre: Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical engineering
Inventors: Nicola Pugno (UniTrento), Maria Pantano (UniTrento), Giorgio Speranza (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) 
Fields of use: bio-inspired nanomechanics, new materials with high performance characteristics, mechanical properties of nanomaterials, mechanical characterization of monoatomic materials and ultra-thin films
Keywords: nanomaterials, mechanical properties, traction tests
Bibliographical data: application number: 102017000108535 (italian filing); priority date: 28/09/2017
Assignees: Università di Trento
Availability: available for license or assignment

Description

This invention relates to an innovative setup to perform tensile tests on nanomaterials, such as microfibers and ultra-thin films. The sample  to be tested is anchored to a substrate, which is mechanically connected on one side to an actuator and on the other side to a sensor. The substrate has a pre-notch and, before the start of the test, it is broken in two facing blocks that provide the sensor and the actuator with the possibility of a relative movement.