The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a PhD program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support and training to graduate students interested in understanding the molecular processes underlying human diseases and in designing new approaches for their treatment.

The PhD Course in Molecular Medicine operates within the San Raffaele Scientific Institute, one of the largest biomedical research environments in Italy and well renowned internationally.

Completion requires 36 months of full-time studies and allows students to undertake a major research project in one of the over 100 research laboratories present in our Institute. Training and mentoring offers students individualized professional development and a gateway for basic, clinical and industrial research careers.

The International PhD Course is split into four main research lines (Curricula) that span the broad areas of molecular medicine:

Cellular and Molecular Physiopathology

Basic and Applied Immunology and Oncology

Experimental and Clinical Medicine

Neuroscience and Experimental Neurology

A transversal Program in Gene and Cell Therapy, offers training to students of the four Curricula with specific interest in genetic diseases and in development of new gene and cell therapy strategies.

 

PhD Course Coordinator : Prof. Fabio Grohovaz

 The procedures for the admission for the a.y. 2017/2018 are in progress but the deadline to submit the application is expired.

 

Ranking for the First Assessment Phase will be published on 11th September, 2017

Interviews will be between 18th and 20th September, 2017

 

About 100 doctoral students are currently enrolled in our PhD Program in Molecular Medicine.

The number of available positions is reported in the annual call (37 positions are offered for A.Y. 2017/18). Full-time financial support is provided for every student we admit. The maintenance of the status of PhD Student and the renewal of the doctoral scholarship depend on the positive result of an annual examination of the scientific progress..

The scholarship covers:

– the salary

– tuition fees

In the current open call, 30 students are offered a UniSR scholarship (annual gross wage, before-tax, of € 18,000); the remaining 7 positions are without fellowship but the student will be funded by the hosting laboratory.

Annual research expenses (bench costs) are covered by the hosting laboratories.

During the second and third year, all students receive additional funds (1800 euros/year) to support participation to meetings and workshops. International collaborations are encouraged; if students move abroad to integrate the research activities of their projects, the scholarship is increased by half of the wage (for a period up to 8 months).

Our PhD Program is aimed to provide outstanding interdisciplinary training in the broad area of Molecular Medicine. PhD students are expected to spend most of their time working on a research project under the direct supervision of a Director of Studies and with the external scientific advice of a Second Supervisor.

Each year, the PhD Course in Molecular Medicine offers a panel of courses that expose students to the most exciting and active research areas in the field and provide training in the transferable skills required for a successful career in academia and beyond. Training is delivered in English and covers the three-year duration of the PhD Course.

Students are expected to play an integral part in the life of our research community also taking advantage of the many lectures, workshops and seminars organized by the San Raffaele Scientific Institute.

Students may have the possibility to be involved in teaching and in supervising undergraduate students.

a.y. 2016/2017

ACTIVITIES IN COMMON

PhD Student Invited Lectures

  • Venizelos Papayannopoulos, December 5th 2016. Prof. Papayannopoulos will have an informal meeting/lunch with the PhD students.
  • Alberto Mantovani, 1December 14th 2016. “Inflammation and cancer: from bench to bedside”. After the seminar, Prof. Mantovani will have an informal meeting/lunch with the PhD students.
  • Fiona Powrie, May 5th 2017. Gut reactions: Immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease”

How not to bore the pants off your audience: efficient communication in English - 2017 edition

Prof. Michael John, from February 07th to April 04th 2017

Every biomedical professional understands the importance of the dictum Publish or perish. In today’s world dominated by TV and the Internet, where the simple transmission of data is not enough, it might be more correct to say Communicate or perish. Communicating your discoveries and techniques to the rest of the scientific community could improve the lives of millions of people and, less nobly, give your career a boost and earn you endless research funds. However, it isn’t easy to communicate fluently and elegantly when the language you have to use is not your own.

The course aims to show how you can use English as a tool-of-the-trade in the same way that you might eventually use a stethoscope or a microscope. There will be numerous suggestions on how to prepare for and deliver an oral presentation at a congress to a peer audience and how to survive the dreaded question-time session. IT lab sessions will focus on effective slide creation.

The main part of the course will be dedicated to student group and individual oral presentations where the theoretical skills previously examined will be put into practice. During this phase, the rest of the class will be expected to participate actively by asking questions re the subject of the presentation itself and carrying out overall peer review of the structure and delivery of the work.

Statistics in Bioresearch

Prof. Riccardo Fesce, Insubria University

Most theoretical aspects will be touched by discussing the statistical problems and experimental data proposed by the students.

“Regeneration” , SRSI - Nature Conference

from November 16th to November 18th, 2016.

The conference is organized in collaboration with Nature Journal. To find all useful information, visit the official website: http://www.nature.com/natureconferences/regen17/index.html

ACTIVITIES FOR EACH CURRICULUM

BASIC AND APPLIED IMMUNOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY

Hands on - Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics

Course Objectives

  • This course aims at following small groups of PhD students for a year to provide them with essential but robust tools to address the most common questions asked by a quantitative analysis of of biological
  • In particular, the students will analyze RNA-seq data, ChIP-seq and exome At the beginning of the course the intermediate and final educational goals will be defined and they will be evaluatedby appropriate written assessments.

Course Structure

  • The course is structured in bi-weekly meetings with the bioinformaticians of CTGB in the period from January to October The experts will introduce a theme, illustrate the bioinformatics tools to be adopted, and assign analyzes to be carried out individually by the course participants in the following two weeks.
  • At the next meeting, the performance of individual students will be evaluated, the difficulties will be analyzed, and a new theme will be It is important to note that the tutors will remain available during the two weeks of individual work, although students will be encouraged to self-­‐”problem- solving” (either individually or as a group), before seeking the tutors’help.
  • Participants will be trained to the use of bioinformatics platforms and interactive programming using
  • Periodically, external experts will also be invited to introduce participants to the most popular platforms and bioinformatics tools including R Studio, Galaxy, G en Hub, Docker and advanced pathway Even in these cases, tutors will assign the tasks to be performed individually to the course participants.
  • After completing the course, a final exam will take place to assess the achievement by students of the goals originally

“Sympathy for the Devil”: How Technology Transfer Can Boost Your Research

Course Objectives

A  2-days  PhD  course  on  technology  transfer  from  academia  to  industry  and  on  how reiterative cycles thereof may profit both parties in the collective effort towards innovation.

The course will be organized in 1-hr lectures (45’ plus question time) from the different figures involved in the process, with the idea of having a variety of point-of-views (POVs) on the subject.

Course Structure

The lectures will be delivered in the mornings, while the afternoons will be devoted to interactive activities between students and lecturers.

Day 1. POVs:

The Scientist (Attilio Bondanza, UniSR)

The Technology Transfer Officer (Paola Pozzi, OSR)

Coffee break

The Patent Attorney (Simon O’Brien, D&Young IP, London)

The Lawyer (Valentina Bonomo, Studio Lombardi, Molinari e Segni, Milano)

Lunch (speakers only)

From 14,30 to 17,30: selected case studies presented and discussed by the speakers within small groups

18,00. End of day 1, get together event with the students at the “Faculty Club”. Speakers Dinner

Day 2. POVs

The Business Planner (Marija Zecevic, Proteostasis, Milano)

The Bioentrepreneur (Pierluigi Paracchi, Genenta Science, Milano)

Coffee break

The Biotech (Claudio Bordignon, MolMed Spa, Milano)

The Big Pharma (Pablo Umana to be confirmed, Roche-Glycart, Zurich)

Lunch (speakers only)

From 14,30 to 17,30: selected case studies presented and discussed by the speakers within small groups.

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL MEDICINE

Advanced MR Techniques in Neuroradiology

April 10th, 2017, 14:30

14.30-15 – Visit to 3T scanner (Prof. A. Falini)

15-15.30 – Diffusion MRI, basic principles (Antonella Castellano)

15.30-16 – Diffusion MRI, clinical application (Antonella Castellano)

16-16.30 – Perfusion MRI, basic principles (Gian Marco Conte)

16.30-17 – Perfusion MRI, clinical application (Nicoletta Anzalone)

17-18 Practical workshop:

DTI and tractography (A. Castellano, A. Iadanza )

T1 and T2* MR perfusion (Gian Marco Conte)

Sede: Auletta di Neuroradiologia, settore C piano -2

In-vivo Imaging in Preclinical research

22nd June, 2017

14.00   Carlo Tacchetti – SRSI Experimental Imaging Center: rationale and organization

14.20   Antonio Esposito – MRI

14.40   Spinelli Antonello – Optical Imaging

15.00   Massimo Venturini – Ultrasonography

15.20   Gianpaolo Zerbini – Small Rodent eye’s imaging

15.40   Rosamaria Moresco – PET/SPECT  based translational molecular imaging

16.00   COFFE’ BREAK

16.20   Linda Chaabane – Novel MRI methods for pH and cellular imaging

16.35   Antonello Spinelli – Small animal image-guided radiotherapy systems

16.50   Laura Perani – Echocardiography in mice

17.05   Palmisano Anna – Multiparametric MRI of skeletal muscles in mice

17.20   Flavio Curnis – Assessment of tumor microvessels: the contribute of In-vivo imaging

17.35   Antonella Castellano – Multiparametric MRI in pdx models of gioblastoma.

17.50   Preclinical Imaging Facility visit

 

Genomics in the clinic

29th and 30th June, 2017

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of Next Generation Sequencing techniques and their translation to a clinical diagnostics context.

Main topics:

  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). The NGS revolution: comparison with standard Sanger sequencing; NGS platform overview and comparison (454, Solid, Illumina, Ion Torrent); overview of the NGS applications applied in a clinical diagnostics context (whole-­‐genome sequencing, targeted re-­‐sequencing, RNA-­‐seq and DNA methylation analysis).
  • NGS applications: focus on DNA Whole-­‐genome sequencing, whole-­‐ exome sequencing, gene panels: technical features and comparison. Examples of translation into clinical diagnostics: NGS in cohort genetics and genetic predisposition studies; radiogenomics; development of predictive and prognostic biomarkers.
  • Bioinformatics analysis of whole-­‐exome sequencing data. Introduction to the bioinformatics pipeline of whole-­‐exome sequencing data; examples of analysis output and interpretation (genome browsers and genetic variant lists).
  • Clinical microbiomics: understanding bacterial diversity through 16S rRNA and whole genome Clinical applications: the role of human microbiota in disease development; sequencing of bacterial pathogens.
  • NGS applications: focus on RNA Technical features and comparison of different RNA-­‐seq techniques, and introduction to the bioinformatics pipeline; examples of translation of RNA sequencing into clinical diagnostics.

The Course will be 12 hours long, on two consecutive days.

All PhD projects proposed are evaluated by the PhD Directorate to ensure that they meet the requirements of a three-year PhD thesis.

Below is the list of the Directors of Studies (with a link to their CV) and of their PhD Projects for the academic year 2017/2018 for each Curricula.

Cellular and Molecular Physiopathology
Basic and Applied Immunology and Oncology

Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Neuroscience and Experimental Neurology

Program in Gene and Cell Therapy

37 positions were available in A.Y. 2017/2018, in particular:

14 free fellowships

7 positions without a fellowships

16 project-based fellowships

 

See below the complete list of the Project-based fellowships

 

Project-based fellowships relating to Cellular and Molecular Physiopathology

Project 1 (CMP1): “Role of ERp44 in zinc homeostasis

Director of Studies: Prof. Roberto Sitia

To be performed at Protein transport and secretion Unit

 

Project 2 (CMP2): “Production of recombinant IgM of predetermined oligomerization state”

Director of Studies: Prof. Roberto Sitia

To be performed at Protein transport and secretion Unit

Project-based fellowships relating to Basic and Applied Immunology and Oncology

Project  1 (BAIO1): “In vivo dynamics of antiviral T cell responses”

Director of Studies: Dr. Matteo Iannacone

To be performed at Dynamics of Immune Responses Unit

Project-based fellowships relating to Experimental and Clinical Medicine

Project  1 (ECM1): “Molecular characterization of pancreatic cytology for improving diagnostic and clinical yield in pancreatic adenocarcinoma”

Director of Studies: Prof. Claudio Doglioni

To be performed at Pathology Unit

Project-based fellowships relating to Neuroscience and Experimental Neurology

Project 1 (NEN1): Functional and structural connectivity-based parcellation of gray matter structures in multiple sclerosis: towards an improved understanding of disease clinical manifestations

Director of Studies: Prof. Massimo Filippi

To be performed at Neuroimaging research Unit

 

Project 2 (NEN2): “Elucidating neurodegenerative mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease through iPS cellular models”

Director of Studies: Dott. Vania Broccoli

To be performed at Stem cells and neurogenesis Unit

 

Project 3 (NEN3): “Functional and structural in vivo assessment of myelination, remyelination neurodegeneration

Director of Studies: Prof. Letizia Leocani

To be performed at Experimental neurophysiology and MAGICS center Unit

 

Project 4 (NEN4): “Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived microglia-like cells in multiple sclerosis: contribution of aging to disease progression”

Director of Studies: Prof. Gianvito Martino

To be performed at Neuroimmunology Unit

 

Project 5 (NEN5): “Microglial microvesicles as therapeutic vector for neuroinflammation”

Director of Studies: Dott. Roberto Furlan

To be performed at Clinic Neuroimmunology Unit

 

 

Project 6 (NEN6): “Misfolded protein in Amyotrophic LAteral SclerosIs”

Director of Studies: Dott. Luca Muzio

To be performed at Neuroimmunology Unit

 

Project 7 (NEN7): “Understanding the role of inflammatory cells in the post-acute recovery phase after ischemic stroke”

Director of Studies: Dott. Marco Bacigaluppi

To be performed at Neuroimmunology Unit

Project-based fellowships SR-TIGET

5 research fellowships SR-TIGET are to be performed at one of SR-TIGET laboratories.

The list is available at the page Laboratories and Projects of each curriculum.

In the case of preference towards a SR-TIGET fellowship, the candidate can indicate, at the moment of the online application, the projects of interest, from one to all, among the proposed ones.

 

A PhD candidate must be in possession of the Master (Laurea Magistrale in Italy) or an equivalent foreign academic qualification that is valid for admission to PhD programmes. Final year students can apply, as long as they have already taken all examinations and graduate before October 31st of the same year.

Pursuant to the regulations in force, students enrolled in the last year of the Medicine Specialisation Schools of the “Vita-Salute San Raffaele” University are entitled to submit their application.

Italian, EU and non-EU citizens holding a foreign academic qualification should include, in their application, additional documents as described in the Call.

The admission to the PhD Course is subject to the successful results of a comparative assessment divided into two phases:

  • The first phase does not require the presence of the candidate and evaluates the documents he/she has presented according to the call indications.
  • Candidates admitted to the second phase will be invited for an interview (in person or via Skype).

 

The admission procedures for a.y. 2017/2018 are open.

Number of Available Positions

30 fellowships, divided as follows:

  • 14  free fellowships
  • 16 project-based fellowships (listed below):

 7 positions without a fellowship

 

To see the complete list of the Project-based fellowships, please visit Laboratories and Projects section

 

Each Curriculum and at the Program in Gene and Cell Theraphy will be assigned 1 (one) free fellowship, given to the first candidates shortlisted in the final ranking and based on the preferences declared during the online application to participate in the selection.

The remaining 9  free fellowships and the 7  positions without a fellowship will not be assigned in advance to any specific Curriculum, but they will be given to the Candidates who resulted to be eligible according to the final ranking, based on the preferences they expressed in the online application.

 

 

 

Admission Procedures

The admission application shall be submitted on the form available on https://form.unisr.it/phd.

As set forth above, Candidates can opt for maximum 1 project-based fellowship (their 1st and only choice), 2 curricula (in this case, the 1st and 2nd choice shall be defined) and the Program in Gene and Cell Theraphy.

The form, printed on unstamped paper, is to be sent duly filled out and signed absolutely by  July 27th, 2017 to the PhD Office by one of the following methods:

  1. as a PDF file attached to a certified e-mail message which can be sent to: procedureweb@pec.it. The e-mail must be exclusively sent from a certified e-mail address;
  1. as a PDF file attached to a regular e-mail which must be sent to the PhD Office e-mail address: dottorati@unisr.it. In this case the original documentation must be ABSOLUTELY delivered directly to the PhD Office, according to one of the following methods described in items a-c within the interviews, under penalty of exclusion:
  • directly delivered to:  PhD Office – Vita-Salute San Raffaele University  Via Olgettina, 58 – 20132 Milan, Italy
  • by registered mail with return receipt to the address mentioned at a),
  • by an authorised courier service with return receipt to the address mentioned at a).

 

Date  of postmark (or the authorised courier stamp) or date of the e-mail serving as proof.  Applications submitted or sent after the deadline above will not be eligible for the selection.

Candidates submitting the admission application shall enclose to the signed copy of the electronic application form:

  • A self-certification of the Bachelor’s Degree, indicating the graduation mark; it is possible to bring a copy of a certificate, with these information, with the self-certification (Attachment 2) in which it is declared that the copy of the certificate is in compliance with the original certificat
  • A self-certification of the Master’s Degree, indicating the graduation mark; it is possible to bring a copy of a certificate, with these information, with the self-certification (Attachment 2) in which it is declared that the copy of the certificate is in compliance with the original certificate;
  • ONLY for candidates who have not graduated by the time of their online admission application, a self-certification (Attachment 2) stating that all the exams required for graduation (Master’s Degree) have been passed as well as the list of all courses taken including the relative marks and the average grade;
  • A copy of a valid identity document;
  • for candidates holding a non-Italian University Degree, all other documents as indicated in the Official Call.

 

The reference letters, directly submitted to the Ufficio Dottorati of the University  by authoritative personalities of the scientific and/or academic world and in case listed by the Candidates in their admission application are part of the evaluation documents. These authoritative personalities shall have known the scientific qualities of the Candidates by virtue of their institutional tasks (as Attachment 1).

The reference letters shall be submitted within the deadline herein for the admission applications (July 27th, 2017)

 

The previous information are a synthesis,  for information purposes only,of the Official Call. Please consider that the Italian version of this Official Call is the only legal means of communication of the relative contents and in case of dispute, the Italian version shall prevail.

 

Form online

The Form online (available on https://form.unisr.it/phd) represents the application and must be filled out and sent by on-line procedure, THEN the candidate has to print, sign and send, within the deadline of July 27th, 2017, with the other documents requested (please see the Official Call and the Admission Procedures).

Application form (online form) can be filled out either in Italian or in English.

In their application, the Candidates shall provide all the information required in the online form.

Candidates can opt for maximum one project-based fellowship (their 1st and only choice),  two curricula (in this case, the 1st and 2nd choice shall be defined) and the Programm in Gene and Cell Theraphy. These choices can be specified in the application form.

In case Candidates wish to apply for more than one Curriculum (maximum two) and/or one project-based fellowship and/or the Programm in Gene and Cell Theraphy, the electronic form shall be filled out only once, and the Curricula Candidates wish to apply to shall be selected according to the Candidates’ order of preference. The single dissertation relative to the research interests shall state the reasons for the Candidates’ multiple choice (two Curricula and/or one project-based fellowship and/or the Programm in Gene and Cell Theraphy)

 

FORM ONLINE

Selection Procedures

Admission to one of the Curriculum of the PhD Corse is subject to the successful results of a comparative assessment divided into two stages, as defined in the Official Call

First assessment phase

This phase, which does not require the Candidates to be present, is not public, is performed by the Examination Committee and assesses:

a.  the qualifications submitted in the form online and more precisely the curriculum vitae,  theDegree (5-year degree, as per old Italian regulation, Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree) and graduation mark (including BD mark) and any publication on international journals or submission of abstracts to conferences;

b.  the written dissertation, to be inserted as well in the electronic form, that shall be related to the Candidates’ research interests;

c.  The reference letters, directly submitted to the Ufficio Dottorati of the University  by the referees listed by the Candidates in their admission application;

The Examination Committee proceeds to the comparative assessment of the Candidates’ qualifications e drafts the ranking of the candidates admitted to the second phase.

Only Candidates who have been awarded a score of at least 50% of the maximum attributable score for the assessment of qualifications (50 points) shall be admitted to the second phase.

 

Second assessment phase 

This assessment phase consists of an interview with the Examination Committee aimed at assessing the scientific competences and the aptitude of the students in according  to  assessment criteria already-established  from the Committee.

Candidates admitted to the interview shall have with themselves one of the following identification documents: identity card, driving licence, passport or any other documents provided for by law, provided that they contain a photograph and a stamp or another equivalent marking and that they have been issued by a state authority.

The interview will cover:

  • the general and specific qualifications of the Candidates;
  • the knowledge of English;
  • their reasons for starting the PhD Course and the subsequent professional research path.

At the end of the second assessment phase, the Examination Committee shall draft a final ranking based on a comparative assessment.

All candidates, at the end of the interviews, are required to communicate, via email to the PhD Office, up to 2 preferences  between the projects listed for each Curriculum chosen during the admission phase.

Please note that, within the 2 days after the interview, the candidate must ABSOLUTELY communicate, by email, to the PhD Office, under penalty of exclusion from selection:

  • two preferences (for each chosen curriculum) between the available projects / labs (see the list on the University’s website);
  • in case of interest in the Program in Gene and Cell Therapy, up to 2 projects of the Program.

 

Candidates with a final score lower than 60% of the total attributable score (100 points) will be considered non-eligible.

 

 

The previous information are a synthesis,  for information purposes only,of the Official Call. Please consider that the Italian version of this Official Call is the only legal means of communication of the relative contents and in case of dispute, the Italian version shall prevail.

 

Attachments

REFERENCE LETTER – Attachment 1 (file word e file pdf)

All reference letters which have not been drafted according to the form (Attachment 1) or submitted in different ways than those described in the Call will be rejected.


SUBSTITUTIVE DECLARATION – Attachment 2 (file word e file pdf)

The entitled persons shall avail themselves of what is set forth in Italian Presidential Decree no. 445/00, as amended and integrated, governing substitute declarations, by using Attachment 2, in case they attest other circumstances provided for by Articles 46 and 47 of Italian Presidential Decree no. 445/00.

Assignment of the Fellowships and Enrollment Procedures

There exists only one final ranking, which is updated after each stage.

Renouncing to a project-based fellowship will result in the final withdrawing from the raking.

For the candidate awarded of a position in final ranking, which has expressed, in the online application, his/her interest for the fellowships  for which it is required to select one or more projects of interest, will have, as first choice,  one of the selected projects. In case of none of these projects will be available, the candidate will be able to choose his/her project among all the still available projects offered by the first-choice curriculum.

The withdraw of a free fellowship, keeping the won position, is possible if the candidate already has of another type of bag (eg. European research grants). In this case the fellowship is attribuited to the first candidate result in useful position for a position without a fellowship.

 

Assignment of  Positions (the details in art.5.3 of the Official Call)

First Stage: the project-based fellowships are assigned based on the ranking position and the Candidate’s preferences.

Second Stage: the four free fellowships – to be assigned to the four Curricula – are assigned according to the final ranking, updated based on the already assigned fellowship and any previous stage renounce, and considering the preferences expressed by the Candidates.

Third Stage:  the fellowship PGCT1  are assigned in according to the ranking, updated based on the already assigned fellowship and any previous stage renounce, and considering the preferences expressed by the Candidates.

Fourth Stage: the nine remaining positions with a fellowship are assigned according to the ranking, updated based on the already assigned fellowship and any previous stage renounce, and considering the preferences expressed by the Candidates. Candidates will be assigned to the indicated Curriculum, based on their order of preference.

Fifth Stage: the positions without a fellowship are assigned according to the ranking, updated based on the already assigned fellowship and any previous stage renounce. Even in this case, Candidates will be preferably assigned to the Curriculum they chose.

 

Enrollment Procedures (the details in art.7 of the Official Call)

The winning candidates will have to formalize their enrollment on the proper web page (http://intranet.unisr.it/esse3/Home.do), by gaining access with the credentials obtained during registration in 2 working days as from the date of publication of the final ranking for the candidates winners of a fellowship and in 5 working days for the candidates winners of a position without fellowship.
For everyone, enrolment must be finalized by the second working day after the online enrollment.

In the event that a candidate does not enter online within the due date, or in case he/she does not finalize his/her enrolment within the 2 subsequent working days, he/she will be considered as a renouncer, thus loses the right to enroll.

 

 

The previous information are a synthesis,  for information purposes only,of the Official Call. Please consider that the Italian version of this Official Call is the only legal means of communication of the relative contents and in case of dispute, the Italian version shall prevail.

Contacts

PhD Office

email: segreteria.dottorati@unisr.it

Dr. Cristina Cerutti (Head)
Ph. +39 02 91751 552

Dr. Valentina Delfino
Ph. +39 02 91751 553
Fax +39 02 91751 453

About 85% of the students after graduation have continued working in research as postdoctoral fellows (60% abroad, 40% in Italy), while 15% have chosen to work in related areas as clinical trial coordination, science writing, etc.

Placements after Graduation

Most recent placements abroad after PhD at UniSR:

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School, Boston

– University of California, Berkeley

– University of California, San Francisco

– Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

– University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

– Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

– University College, London

– King’s College, London

– University of Oxford

– Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge

– University of Edinburgh

– University of Lausanne

– EPFL, Lausanne

– Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel

– University of Zurich

– University of Freiburg

– CRG Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcellona

STORIES FROM OUR GRADUATES

Eleonora Dondossola(PhD UniSR 2010)

Current position:

Instructor,

University of Texas

MD Anderson Cancer Center,

Houston, Texas, USA

 

E-mail: EDondossola@mdanderson.org

 

Francesco Saverio Tedesco(PhD UniSR in 2010)

Current position:

Principal Research Associate &

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

University College London

 

E-mail: f.s.tedesco@ucl.ac.uk

 

Rodrigo Hess-Michelini(PhD UniSR in 2010)

Current position:

Investigator II, Department of Cancer Therapeutics

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

San Diego, CA, USA

 

E-mail: hessmichelini.rodrigo@gmail.com