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PhD program in Molecular and regenerative medicine

XXXIII cycle - 2017/2018

Duration 3 years
Position 5 position available - 4 scholarships
Director/Coordinator Prof.ssa Rossella Tupler
PhD website » www.mrm.unimore.it/site/home.html
Admission Expiration date 13/07/2017 at 13:00
Call for admission
Final ranking Published 18/09/2017
Enrollment deadline 28/09/2017 at 13:00:00

Scientific areas

BIO/10 (Biochemistry), BIO/11 (Molecular Biology), BIO/13 (Applied Biology), BIO/16 (Human Anatomy), BIO/18 (Genetics), MED/03 (Medical Genetics), MED/04 (General Pathology), MED/06 (Medical Oncology), MED/08 (Pathological Anatomy), MED/09 (Internal Medicine), MED/11 (Cardiovascular Diseases), MED/15 (Blood Diseases), MED/35 (Skin and Venereal Diseases), MED/46 (Laboratory Medicine Techniques), CHIM/02 (Physical Chemistry), CHIM/03 (General and Inorganic Chemistry), ING-IND/34 (Industrial Bioengineering)

Admission requirements

Italian second level degree (laurea specialistica, under D.M. 509/99 or laurea magistrale, under D.M. 207/04) or Italian degree obtained prior to D.M. 13 509/99 or equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
More information available in the Call.


The PhD program teaches students how to develop an independent research project that address scientific questions related to revelant topics in the field of Biomedicine. Students will be trained to design experiments to understand the molecular mechanism underlying human diseases such as cancer and hereditary disorders, as well as to develop novel therapeutic approaches.

The PhD program in Molecular and Regenerative Medicine includes two scientific curricula dealing with the following topics:
1) Molecular and Regenerative Medicine
a. Cellular and animal models of human diseases;
b. Regulatory mechanisms of gene expression;
c. Disease pathophysiology and molecular diagnostics;
d. Tissue morphology and histopathology diagnostics;
e. Applied bioinformatics;
f. Experimental oncology;
g. Innovative therapeutics in molecular medicine (gene therapy, regenerative medicine);
h. Tissue engeenering.

2) Nanotechnologies and Modeling for Industrial Biomedical Applications.
a. Biosensors
b. Materials for implantable organic bioelectronics
c. Molecular modelling
d. neuroelectronic interfaces
e. Structural studies on health-relevant proteins proteins

To develop the student’s scientific background through the combination of course-work and research activities, students will be offered classes covering a broad range of scientific topics related to the research conducted by scientists in the PhD Program in Molecular and Regenerative Medicine. Seminars and lectures given by outstanding scientists are part of the teaching program.
During the first six months of the first year, students have the option of conducting short-term rotation projects in several different laboratories. The goal of these rotation projects is to expose students to a broad range of research topics and to facilitate their selection of a laboratory in which to carry out their thesis research project.
During the second year students will be asked to write a mock research grant proposal to apply for a one-year pre-doctoral fellowship.


Three years (01/11/2017 - 31/10/2020)


The course venue is at Modena.


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Based on a rigorous selection process, applications are processed once a year. The admissions will be open in May 2018 (refer to the Calls).

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Guide for admission application to Ph.D. programmes

Please complete the application form and submit it electronically following the application guide. A non-returnable administrative fee of 25 euro will be charged. The decision on admission as well as on financial support is published on the web.

For further information please contact

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e-mail: segr.postlaurea@unimore.it
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