The MEM PhD Programme provides training in various fields of life sciences and molecular medicine offering a stimulating environment with access to state-of-the-art technology and clinical case lists for translational studies.
Starting from academic year 2019-2020 two different curricula are available:
The MEM curriculum provides for the research activities to develop along, yet not remain limited to, the following main areas, including: oncological immunopathology, molecular cardiometabolics, genetics, neurosciences. An overall vision of regenerative and precision medicine is the theme running throughout the programme. The curriculum provides specific training for enabling technologies, such as imaging, flow cytometry, genomics and bioinformatics.
The MEM-Clinical curriculum aims to combine basic or clinical experimental research activities with clinical practice involving patient enrolment and assessment in specific trials. The course provides for ordinary clinical practice in the hospital under the supervision of a doctor (up to a maximum of 20 hours per week) and experimental laboratory activities, which include but are not limited to cellular and molecular biology, information technology, immunology and the use of preclinical models. Candidates will be directly responsible for research projects approved by their clinical supervisor and/or laboratory head.
For both curricula the PhD will be conducted in a stimulating environment involving the organization of Journal clubs and seminars given by national and international speakers, participation in congresses, informal meetings between different disciplines, encouraging researchers to work independently and collaboration with groups abroad. Liaising with tutors and non-Italian discussants further develops the international dimension.
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8 positions available. Additional places and/or scholarships may become available based on external funding.
Proposed research topics are listed here; click on the project title to read about it.
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Applications deadline: June 20th, 2019
Duration: 3 years
Beginning of academic year: November 1st, 2019
Scholarship: The gross annual amount of each scholarship awarded by the University is €18.000,00 for the MEM curriculum and €22.400,00 for the MEM-Clinical curriculum, paid in monthly instalments.
PhD students are required to pay an annual fee for access and attendance, set at € 250,00 for academic year 2019/2020, including the regional tax and stamp duty.
Applicants wishing to enrol on the PhD course in Molecular and Experimental Medicine, MEM Curriculum must either have a “laurea magistrale” awarded in accordance with D.M. 270/2004 or equivalent qualification awarded by a foreign university (usually referred to as a Master’s Degree).
Applicants wishing to enrol on the PhD Course in Molecular and Experimental Medicine, MEM-Clinical Curriculum must:
Please consult the official call for applicants for detailed further information.
Further details about the application procedure will be reported in the official call for applicants.