Scientific training

The structure and programs of the PhD Course in Translational and Molecular Medicine (DIMET) takes into account the multidisciplinary nature of modern Biology and Medicine, and the need to familiarize biologists with medical problems and physicians with basic biology. Thus, the research activity at DIMET may start either from medical problems which may be dealt with by new biological developments, or from basic studies and discoveries which may, in principle, be applied to medicine. The approximately equal participation of clinicians and basic investigators (including experts in chemistry, statistics, etc), and the organization of common seminars and teaching activities for all of the students (and teaching faculty) ensures that fruitful interactions between the two components will develop.

Hence, as indicated in the cartoon summarizing DIMET activities, research and teaching programs will develop from strong interactions between a fundamental broad area of “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms” providing expertise in many areas of biological investigation, and more specialized areas, such as “Neuroscience and Neuromuscular Disorders", “Oncology and Haematology Disorders”, “Immunological and Infective Disorders” and “Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders”. At a higher level, the translation of knowledge will be implemented into therapeutic and diagnostic programs, within other broad areas called “Clinical and Regenerative Medicine” and “Technological Platforms, Nanomedicine and Diagnosis”. Therefore, the proposed PhD program will foster advanced genomics, proteomics, cellular and instrumental biotechnology and their applications to experimental medicine, contributing to forward its translational medicine applications to human diseases.

Training and variations

Training will also be offered in:

1- Science
2- Pathophysiology of selected diseases
3- Technical skills

didactic plan

The Dimet Ph.D. program organizes two courses per year. Each course, focused on a specific topic, is performed by using innovative and adequate teaching instruments and approaches, such as seminars with related interactive literature discussion with speakers and students, technical courses etc.

- English Course for 1st year students

- DIMET Open Days once a year with students' project presentations to DIMET Professors

- Seminars

DIMET Didactic plan 2016-17

The timetable

Director: Prof. Andrea Biondi

PhD faculty members list