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European School of Molecular Medicine


The PhD Program aims to train young and motivated researchers in the wide field of modern Biomedicine, with curriculum in:

Molecular Oncology Computational Biology
Human Genetics Medical Humanities


SEMM is a private foundation for higher education in biomedicine. It collaborates with the University of Milan that acts as university administrative site and awarding body, and 6 additional Italian Universities (University of Bari, Naples, Turin, Trento, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Humanitas University) and operates within 8 research centers of excellence, to create and manage a strong innovative and interdisciplinary PhD program: the PhD program in Systems Medicine that includes 4 interdisciplinary curricula and integrates basic research and clinical aspects.


In the international scientific environment of our network that includes 8 Italian Research Centers and 7 Italian Universities, the European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM) annually offers high numbers of PhD positions.

Young and motivated university graduates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should hold 2nd level degree (MSc, or equivalent) in any subject related to the PhD research areas, some laboratory experience and a B2 English proficiency certificate.

Working language is English.

Applications are accepted exclusively online at the time of the call. See details on the call timeline and the selection process in how to apply section of SEMM website.

2022 Applications just closed, next call to be announced in June 2023.


SEMM operates within eight research centers of excellence: European Institute of Oncology (IEO), FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM), Center for Genomic Science of IIT, National Institute of Molecular Genetics (INGM), Italian Institute of Genomic Medicine (IIGM), Human Technopole (HT), Center for Genetic Engineering (Ceinge), Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM).

Science covers virtually every aspect of modern Cell and Molecular Biology, from both the basic and applied research points of view, is highly inter and multidisciplinary and is supported by know-how extending from functional genomics to developmental model systems.


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