The PhD in Clinical and Experimental Immunology is a three-year program designed to train young graduates in the field of Immunology and its related disciplines in the biological and medical area, with the aim to provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to face and resolve basic or applied research problems through an experimental method.

The first objective is to train young graduates to conduct independent research  implementing successfully their  research project, with the support of an experienced team of professors. In carrying out their project, doctoral students are supported by prestigious national and international scientific partners who have cooperation programs with the members of the Teaching Board. There will be study periods abroad at eminent international research centers in order to improve the training process of the students. A further aim of the PhD program is to develop skills for interacting with industries, intellectual protection procedures and knowledge of research results, with the additional goal to support entrepreneurial initiatives.

At the same time, PhD  students learn to expose and disseminate the results of their research through seminars and the writing of scientific papers in English.

Currently the PhD program enrolls students in possession of degrees in biology, biotechnology medicine and pharmacy.

The Teaching Board, the governing body of the PhD, consists of distinguished University professors and researchers recognized at the international level combining the medical and biological sciences, acting as supervisors and evaluators for doctoral students.

The Doctoral Programme

Duration of PhD program is 3 years starting from November 1st.

180 training credits will be awarded (60 credits per year. Year 1: 10 credits –participation in learning/teaching activities (seminars and courses chosen by the student), 50 credits for research activity; Year II:  5 credits –participation in learning/teaching activities (seminars and courses chosen by the student; 50 credits for research activity; Year III: 60 credits for research activity and completion of the final thesis.

The PhD Course will finish with the thesis discussion in front of the examining board. The examining board consists of distinguished members including the Chair.  

Information on enrollment, regulations, deadlines, forms for the different doctoral studies are available at the University of Genoa, link to: