Main goal of the PhD Course in Structural and Functional Genomics is the training of enthusiastic, creative and intellectually independent young scientists, focusing their interests in a broad spectrum of biological research disciplines.

Research projects span from genomics, transcriptomics and developmental neurobiology to structural biology, molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, system biology and gene therapy.

Didactics includes:

  • Theoretical courses
  • Technical courses
  • Intense dialectic interaction with scientific supervisors, in planning as well as in critical evaluation of experimental activity
  • Seminars
  • Journal clubs
  • Workshops
  • Meetings and congresses 

Theoretical and technical courses are arranged in discrete modules, usually clustered at the beginning of the 1st academic year. In particular, theoretical courses for the academic year 2016-2017 include two main modules (for details, see also the PhD Course Calendar):