The Ph.D. course organizes a series of activities, such as course on animal experimentation, database consultation, scientific English and statistical methods with the aim of providing PhD students with advanced training in the fields of basic and translational research.
A series of seminars will also be scheduled, moderated and organized by the members of the teaching staff, on the various research topics, related to the educational objectives of the Ph.-D. program, such as:
Genetic and epigenetic regulation in cell differentiation, development, and pathological conditions. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of tissue regeneration. Regulation of angiogenesis and the mechanisms of "calcium signaling" in human endothelial cells and in tumor progression. Epigenetic regulation of the genesis and progression of prostate cancer induced by inflammatory stimuli. Mechanisms for regulating the immune response in immunologically privileged organs and control of apoptosis in the male gonad. Signal transduction mechanisms in tissue remodeling. Tissue homeostasis. Molecular mechanisms of muscle atrophy and hypertrophy. Molecular mechanisms activated by physical exercise and exercise-mimetic drugs. Tissue engineering. Regenerative medicine. Application of physical methods and techniques to the study of the interactions between nanocarriers and target cells. Use of brain computer interfaces for communication between subjects and electronic devices. Study of cortical activity during cognitive tasks in human.
For details of the activities, consult the links in the section: "Insights"
Method of choosing the subject of the thesis
Defined between tutor and Ph.D. student, presented and discussed in front of the teaching staff (CdD) as a research PROJECT, approved by the CdD
Admission to the second year
Each PhD student presents the research project and any preliminary results in the spring. At the end of the academic year, the PhD student presents the results obtained during the year to the CdD through an oral presentation and a report in English. The activity of each PhD student is evaluated taking into consideration the following parameters:
- work commitment,
- autonomy in carrying out the experimental activity,
- culture and scientific updating,
- interactivity with the environment,
- design skills,
- critical ability and participation in scientific discussions,
- accomplished results,