PhD program in Molecular and regenerative medicine

XXXIV cycle - 2018/2019

Duration 3 years
Position 11 position available - 6 scholarships
Director/Coordinator Prof.ssa Rossella Tupler
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Nota 1st CALL: Three of the available places are reserved, as provided in the Call: - 1 financed by apprenticeship contract for advanced training of three years. - 2 with a three-year research grant.

2nd CALL: The available place focuses on a specific topic, as provided in the Call.

3rd CALL: The available place focuses on specific topic, as provided in the Call.
Call for admission
Final ranking Published 20/09/2018
Enrollment deadline 01/10/2018 at 15:30:00

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.


Molecular and regenerative medicine develops and employs cutting edge methods for diagnosis and cure of human diseases. The PhD program in Molecular and Regenerative Medicine offers students the possibility of developing an independent research project to address scientific questions relevant to the field of Biomedicine. The PhD program is interdisciplinary and students will learn how to exploit and conjugate different scientific approaches with the final goal of developing novel diagnostics, prognostic tools or therapeutic approaches based on the comprehension of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying human diseases such as cancer and hereditary disorders.

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 engineering.

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

To develop the studentís scientific background through the combination of lectures, seminars 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 different laboratories. The goal of these rotation projects is to expose students to a broad range of research topics and facilitate the selection of the laboratory where to conduct 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 (01/11/2018 - 31/10/2021)


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 € will be charged. The decision on admission as well as on financial support is published on the web.

Contact office

For further information please contact:
Master and PhD Office
via Università, 4 - 41121 Modena
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