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The course in brief


This doctoral program, accredited as "innovative" by the MUR, thanks to the solid scientific collaborations among the members of the Teachers' Board wants to continue the strongly positive experience of an integrated and multidisciplinary education in the field of Life Sciences, which has led and will lead to the training of professional figures with a common scientific-methodological basis and skills typical of the scientific fields represented by the curricula. This path will be achieved by teaching doctoral students to handle specific research topics independently, accustoming them to critical rethinking, scientific problem solving, and the interpretation and proper communication of their results.
The PhD in Experimental Medicine is divided into 4 curricula:

  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • International Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Molecular and Cellular Pathology of Aging-Related Diseases

Training Objectives.

The curriculum includes focused teaching activities and placement in research activities at the national and international level through which doctoral students acquire specific theoretical-technical skills to professionally address, develop and resolve various issues in the field of preclinical and clinical research in the fields of Biochemistry, Neuropharmacology, Neurotoxicology, Clinical Pharmacology and Pathology of Aging. International collaborations, the presence of foreign faculty members in the College, Erasmus projects and the international curriculum of the doctoral program ensure that doctoral students have the opportunity to attend other qualified laboratories to improve their preparation and explore job opportunities in the international arena. Collaborations with industries aim to expand knowledge of eminent workplaces to facilitate access to the world of work.

Professional outlets

The main employment outlet for this Ph.D. is the field of research, basic and applied, in public and private, academic and non-academic, national and international laboratories. In fact, 70 percent of our PhDs have found employment in these areas. Other less frequent job outlets involve biomedical industrial applications, drug development in pharmaceutical firms, and clinical trial development and monitoring (CRO).


Ernesto Fedele

With true pleasure I welcome you to the page of the PhD in Experimental Medicine.

Choosing to enroll in a doctoral program is certainly not a life choice, but it is certainly an important step; it is committing a substantial period of your existence to the pursuit of new challenges in order to access new knowledge and open you to new horizons. It is our duty to provide the method, the theoretical preparation, and the technical knowledge to enable you to achieve your goals. The activities put in place and described above have been implemented for this.
However, I believe that it is even more important, in order never to disappoint the expectations of young people, especially those who intend to spend themselves, as you do, to achieve an important goal, to try to do something more, to create a fascinating process that can stimulate your creativity, to be able to make you live the experience you imagined when you decided to take this path, to enable you to make your contribution to the development of knowledge. This is also and above all what we, the teachers of the course, work for.

Enjoy it all.

Ernesto Fedele

International Collaborations

  • Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Maastricht University (NL)
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  • Cardiovascular Division BHF, King's College London (UK)
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (D)
  • Department of Pathology, Columbia University New York (USA)
  • Institute for translational Neuroscience, Sheffield University (UK)
  • Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus (U.K)
  • LIA Prenatal Stress and Neurodenerative Diseases, Universitè de Lille (FR)
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Copenhagen University (DEN)

Educational offerings

Educational activities

Educational activities

Dedicated site

To get more information, visit the site dedicated to this doctorate.


Admission to the Doctoral Program is subject to passing a competition that is usually announced in the spring and published at the related page. The Notice of Admission contains the list of courses, places and grants available as well as the dates, place, type and content of the tests.

Applicants who pass the selection process are placed on a constantly updated merit list that shows the allocation of places.
Competitors who are found to be admitted to the doctoral courses must submit or have their applications received by the Higher Education Service of UniGe according to the pre-established deadlines published in the announcement.

The PhD program is governed by the rules found at the dedicated page.