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Educational goals and objectives


PhD:Cell and Developmental Biology
description:The PhD course in Developmental Biology is an Interdisciplinary, Innovative Ph.D. Course and aims to provide students with a high profile and highly interdisciplinary approach, because based on widely diversified conceptual and methodological approaches:

In vitro cultures
Genetics of bacteria, yeast, Drosophila, mouse and plants
Chemical genetics
Heterologous expression in bacteria and eukariots
Cell / organ genetic transformation
Biochemistry and Molecular biology
"omic" studies (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, interactomics etc.)
Cell fractionation
Microscopy
Immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy
Live Cell Imaging
Structural biology


Main themes addressed by this Ph.D. Course:
Cell membrane: organization and function
Receptors: growth factor receptors / immune receptors / GPCR / intracellular / nuclear receptors in animals and plants
Signal transduction
Regulation of and from the cytoskeleton
Nuclear and organelle dynamics
Molecular motors and other cellular machines
Intracellular traffic / transport
Post-translational modifications and their regulation
Nuclear matrix, chromatin and genome
Control mediated by RNA / non-coding sequences and their functions
Cellular processes in development and disease
Study of cells in 3 and 4 dimensions
Determinants of cell fate
Stem cell biology
Biology of subcellular organelles
Biology of single-celled organisms
Microbes (including viruses) and interaction between host cells
Immunity and microenvironment
Models of human diseases
Metabolic pathways: subcellular, cellular and subcellular compartmentalization and regulatory mechanisms
Metabolic control
Damage and DNA repair
Translational cellular science

The main goal of our PhD program is to give to our students a basic knowledge in the topics of Cell Biology as well as a broad experimental training with the aim to make them able to compete for international or national calls as qualified postdoctoral researchers. We strongly encourage PhD projects which exploit integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to key aspects of Cell Biology. We also encourage the students to take full responsability of their work and to improve their communication skills. This is done by:
i) requiring yearly presentations of their results in the form of public seminars;
11) appointing external tutors for in depth analysis of their scientific results;
iii) encouraging their attendance to international and national meetings and stages (they have individual budgets dedicated to these activities).
The updating of their scientific background is pursued by encouraging their participation to conferences performed by well known italian and foreigner scientists that we invite each year. These seminars, monographic or coordinated in series, are often co-organised with the BEMM (Biologia e Medicina Molecolare) PhD school or with other PhD programs.

Specifications of Scholarships and available positions

Overall Specifications approved for the course by the Academic Senate

Scolarships Consortia External scholarships Positions
7 0 1 10
Note: Dopo la pubblicazione del bando è stata finanziata una borsa dall'ENEA sulla tematica: "Caratterizzazione di tratti morfofisiologici in piante agrarie"

Admission Procedure

Written examination Candidates wishing to participate in the competition for the doctorate will present the day, time and place indicated in the notice without further communication. To participate in the written test the candidates must provide a valid ID.

The written test consists of a paper on a topic of Cell and Developmental Biology, which must demonstrate the preparation of the candidate and may also include specific aspects based on the experiences carried out. Some titles of topics proposed for the written test of previous admission exams are in the file "Titles of previous written exams", which can be download at the link "https://phd.uniroma1.it/dottorati/cartellaDocumentiWeb/db9529fc-9d64-4a1b-9e6d-947a0e021157.pdf".

Only those who pass the written test with a score not lower than 40/60 will be admitted to the oral test.

Qualifications assessment The evaluation does not require the presence of the candidates and will concern the letter of motivation and the reference letter (s), but not the master's degree thesis.

Oral interview In the oral exam, each candidate will have 3 minutes to present him/herself (experience, scientific interests and expectations, in Italian or in English). An interview with the commission will follow on the experiences carried out, on the written test and on the research interests. Finally knowledge of English will be assessed. To participate in the oral test the candidates must provide a valid ID.


contacts and info https://phd.uniroma1.it/web/default.aspx?i=3489&l=IT Sig. Silvia Lopizzo silvia.lopizzo@uniroma1.it tel.06 49912086
more info Some titles of topics proposed for the written test of previous admission exams are in the file "Titles of previous written exams", which can be download at the link "https://phd.uniroma1.it/dottorati/cartellaDocumentiWeb/db9529fc-9d64-4a1b-9e6d-947a0e021157.pdf".

Curriculum studiorum

Graduation date and grade of the Master's degree
detailed list of exams including completion dates and scores of Masters's degree
Graduation date and grade of the Bachelor’s degree
detailed list of exams including completion dates and scores of Bachelor's degree
History of Scholarships, Research Grants (or similar)
Certificates of Foreign Languages
Certificates of participation in post-graduate university courses
certificates of Participation in research groups
certificates of Participation in internships
Other University Awards/Degrees (e.g.: awards in competition, second degree)

Required documentation

first letter of introduction (by a teacher)
The letter will be prepared by the supporting Professore/Researcher (not by the candidate) according to the template "REFERENCE LETTER" made available at the link "https://phd.uniroma1.it/dottorati/cartellaDocumentiWeb/d1b04cc8-8714-4149-9352-845327d9785c.docx" on the web site of the Ph.D. Course.
mandatory, the letter must be uploaded by the referee by il 31/08/2019
second letter of introduction (by a teacher)
The letter will be prepared by the supporting Professor/Researcher (not by the candidate) the according to the template "REFERENCE LETTER" made available at the link "https://phd.uniroma1.it/dottorati/cartellaDocumentiWeb/d1b04cc8-8714-4149-9352-845327d9785c.docx" on the web site of the Ph.D. Course.
optional, the letter must be uploaded by the referee by il 31/08/2019
third letter of introduction (by a teacher)
The letter will be prepared by the supporting Professor/Researcher (not by the candidate) the according to the template "REFERENCE LETTER" made available at the link "https://phd.uniroma1.it/dottorati/cartellaDocumentiWeb/d1b04cc8-8714-4149-9352-845327d9785c.docx" on the web site of the Ph.D. Course.
optional, the letter must be uploaded by the referee by il 31/08/2019
letter of motivation (by the candidate)
PLEASE NOTE: The motivation letter is MANDATORY and must be sent to the Secretariat of the Doctorate, Silvia Lopizzo (silvia.lopizzo@uniroma1.it) by 08/31/2019. The letter will include: - surname, name, e-mail address, telephone number of the candidate; - past research experience, scientific interests and expectations (a text of max 700 words); - obligatorily, the indication of at least two research lines, with indication of priority, among those defined as "Main Research Lines" offered in 2019, and, optionally, a line chosen among those defined as "Other research lines". The research lines are presented at the link "https://phd.uniroma1.it/web/pagina.aspx?s=&i=3489&m=&l=EN&p=133&a="; - any publications and awards/recognitions. Name of the file: Surname_First name_Motivation letter.pdf
optional
degree thesis (complete)
ATTENTION: The pdf of the master's thesis is MANDATORY and must be sent to the Secretary of the Doctorate, Silvia Lopizzo (silvia.lopizzo@uniroma1.it) by 08/31/2019. Candidates who has not yet graduated must send a synopsis of the thesis work of up to 3 pages, containing the following information: - Thesis title; - Supervisor (include name, e-mail address, telephone); - Reference University; - Summary (200 words); - Objectives of the work performed (general objective and specific objectives); - Main results; - Methods and techniques acquired. Name of the file: Surname_First name_Master Thesis (or Synopsis).pdf
optional

Language Skills

the candidate must know the following languages
ENGLISH

Exam Schedule

Written examination
day10/09/2019
notesnone
time09:00
classroomAula B, Edificio di Fisiologia generale CU026a, Città Universitaria
addressPiazzale Aldo Moro, 5
publication on notice boardYes
publication on the web siteYes
web sitehttps://phd.uniroma1.it/web/pagina.aspx?i=3489&l=IT&p=159
date of publication12/09/2019
contactssilvia.lopizzo@uniroma1.it 0649912086

Qualifications assessment
day10/09/2019
notes11/09/2019 e 12/09/2019
publication on notice boardYes
publication on the web siteYes
web sitehttps://phd.uniroma1.it/web/pagina.aspx?i=3489&l=IT&p=159
date of publication15/09/2019
contactssilvia.lopizzo@uniroma1.it

Oral interview
day13/09/2019
notesnone
time09:00
classroomAula B, Edificio di Fisiologia generale CU026a, Città Universitaria
addressPiazzale Aldo Moro, 5
publication on notice boardYes
publication on the web siteYes
web sitehttps://phd.uniroma1.it/web/pagina.aspx?i=3489&l=IT&p=159
date of publication15/09/2019
contactssilvia.lopizzo@uniroma1.it

Evaluation scale

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