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International PhD Course in Molecular Medicine


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 Biology

Basic and Applied Immunology and Oncology

Experimental and Clinical Medicine

Gene and Cell Therapy

Neuroscience and Experimental Neurology

The International PhD Course in Molecular Medicine provides a program, called “Physician-Scientist”, that allows students of the final year of a UniSR Residency Program to attend simultaneously the 1st year of the PhD Course.

PhD Course Coordinator: Prof. Carlo Tacchetti


The procedures for the enrolment to the International PhD Course in Molecular Medicine for the a.y. 2020/2021 are closed.