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PhD in Molecular Medicine

Molecular medicine is a discipline that is at the interface between clinical and basic biological research. It uses physical, chemical, biological and medical methods to describe, at molecular level, structures, and mechanisms, to identify molecular or genetic modifications underlying pathologies and to develop possible molecular intervention strategies. The PhD School in Molecular Medicine includes disciplinary areas that cover different aspects of modern biological and medical sciences and is characterized by a wide multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in health research, including molecular, cellular, preclinical, and clinical approaches in several topics*

*It includes several search lines as:

  • Tumor genetics and epigenetics;
  • Women’s health (eg, endometriosis, etc.), male infertility;
  • Physiology and physiopathology of skeletal and cardiac muscle;
  • Neurobiology of behavior.
  • Physiopathology of subcellular organelles

The main purpose of the PhD School in Molecular Medicine is to train highly qualified research doctors with the cultural and technical skills necessary to carry out studies in the biomedical field. Research and teaching activities are organized in such a way as to encourage interaction and exchange of information and skills among students and teachers from different scientific fields. PhD students will be able to develop research projects using biochemistry, genetics, molecular and cellular biology methodologies with particular attention to the pathogenetic mechanisms of human diseases and related clinical problems. The doctorate is organized over three years and is a full-time activity. In the three years of the School, the PhD students, in addition to acquiring knowledge on the most current problems of biology and medicine, will have to acquire the ability to independently design and develop their own research activity. The possibility of carrying out study and research stages in italian and foreign university and non-university research centers or in private industrial structures will allow them to increase the possibilities of access to job opportunities both in the academia and in the industry.