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    PhD Program in Molecular Life Sciences

    Coordinator: Angela Chambery 

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    Doctorate School: Life Sciences

    Administrative institution: Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Ambientali, Biologiche e Farmaceutiche


    Biomolecular research has a central role in all disciplines of life sciences. Modern technologies now allow to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying every biological phenomena. Many are the applications in Medicine and Biotechnologies. The PhD program in Molecular Life Sciences is a joint doctorate of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and the National Research Council (CNR). With a faculty including top-level scientists, the program offers research and education opportunities to talented young fellows who have already obtained their Master’s or equivalent degree and want to establish themselves as future leaders in modern biological research. The program is multidisciplinary and is based on a well-balanced combination of research activity with access to the most modern technological platforms, theoretical courses, internal seminars and participation to national and international conferences. The doctorate themes includes: cell biology, developmental biology, protein biochemistry, structural biology, molecular genetics, cancer research, microbiology and host-pathogen interactions, immunology, systems biology, computational biology, human genetics, stem cells.

    Research and training activities will take place in the Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, via Vivaldi, Caserta, and in the CNR Institutes of Genetics and Biophysics A. Buzzati-Traverso, Protein Biochemistry and Biostructures and Bioimages of Napoli. All these institutions provide an international and very stimulating research environment for the students. Lessons are in English. The students will spend part of their doctorate (at least 3 months) in research groups abroad. Training experiences in laboratories of public or private biotechnological companies will be organized to allow the students to apply the knowledge they have acquired.

    Training activities

    1.       Theoretical courses on topics of interest for the doctorate program:
    • Course ofCell biology/Stem Cells/Regenerative medicine/Development;
    • Course ofStructural biology and protein function;
    • Course ofPhysiopathology and drug design:
    • Course ofMolecular bases of human diseases;
    • Course ofImmunology/Microbiology;
    • Course ofCancer Development/ Molecular Therapy. 

    (all these courses are in English)

    1.         Training in English language and informatics: 
    • Courses of English language – advanced and intermediate levels.
    • Course ofBioinformatics; Theroretical-practical approach to the informatic techniques that are used for biomedical research (in English)
    1.       Complementary courses:
    • Course on Exploitation of research results and intellectual property rights
    • Course di Research communication

     Career opportunities

    The PhD in "Molecular Life Sciences" provides access to research positions in universities or post-doc in national and international academic institutions, to cover research and organizational positions at government agencies, private institutions, research centers and food and pharmaceutical companies.

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