Ph.D. program in Life Science and Biotechnology
This PhD project represents an educational and research proposal of innovative course based on an interdisciplinary approach to the issues related to life sciences. The PhD course aims to face with basic research issues with a biotechnological approach, by using different system models in the biology, biomedicine and (bio)chemistry fields.
The activities have been planned to generate a professional figure able to participate to both academic and industrial research activities, highly qualified and skilled to perform scientific investigations, to analyze and evaluate experimental results, to propose and verify scientific hypotheses, to organize and plan a research project, and to communicate the gathered results.
The course aims to prepare PhDs in fundamental fields of life sciences where they can interact and integrate skills arising from basic knowledge in biological, cellular and molecular processes and from industrial and applied biomedical aspects. A main goal is to reach a high level of internationalization through the involvement in the research activities of foreign teachers and the opportunity to spend research periods in abroad laboratories and to participate to joined international projects.
The research projects of the PhD students of the previous cycles are detailed at the website:
Scientific Areas and Scientific-educational fields
Scientific Areas: 03 - Chemical Sciences; 05 - Biology; 06 - Medicine; 07 - Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary
Scientific-educational fields: AGR/20; BIO/03; BIO/04; BIO/05; BIO/06; BIO/10; BIO/11; BIO/16; BIO/18; CHIM/11; MED/03; MED/22; MED/28; MED/31
An application can be submitted by Italian and foreign citizens who have completed or are completing their graduate studies.
Graduate qualifications accepted: all. Graduate qualifications most related to the aims of the PhD course: Biotechnology; Medicine and surgery; Dentistry; Veterinary medicine; Communication sciences; Bio-sciences; Pharmacy; Psychology; Chemistry and Pharmaceutical technologies; Physics; Environmental Sciences; Engineering; Agricultural Sciences; Food Sciences; Zoo-techniques.
The candidates can choose to be interviewed either in English or Italian.
Attendance and teaching methods
The teaching activities (both mandatory and optional) associated with each single year of the Course are proposed annually by the PhD School Board and are published on the website of the Course: www.dbsm.uninsubria.it/phdbbtc/
Course start date: October 1st
Address: c/o Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della Vita - DBSV
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Via Dunant, 3 - 21100 Varese - Italy
Coordinator: Professor Loredano Pollegioni