PhD PROGRAMME IN BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 33rd cycle – Academic Year 2017/2018
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 23, 2017, hrs. 4:00 PM (Italian time)
Link to the Application online
Positions: 20 +4
Scholarships: 18 +4 of which 12 +4 on specific research topics
Scholarships on reserved topics, and related positions, that have been made available after the issue of the announcement are in , preceded by the sign +.
Scholarships are funded by:
no. 6 scholarships funded by the University of Trento, on research topics to be carried out at the laboratories of CIBIO – Centre for Integrative Biology (http://www.cibio.unitn.it);
no. 12 +4 additional scholarships on reserved topics that require specific competence assessed during the oral examination and funded as follows:
Scholarship A “Deep learning for massive Data in precision medicine” funded by Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Cesare Furlanello)
Scholarship B “Genetic forms of prion and Alzheimer’s diseases”; funded by Fondazione Telethon (Emiliano Biasini)
Scholarship C “Exploring the Potential of Apple dihydrochalcones on novel cosmetical, nutritional and pharmaceutical applications(ExPoApple2)” funded by Fondazione Edmund Mach (Stefan Martens)
Scholarship D “Genome evolution and molecular divergence of mosquitoes of biomedical importance and their microbiome: understand the biology to ameliorate control” funded by Fondazione Edmund Mach (Annapaola Rizzoli and Omar Rota Stabelli)
Scholarship E “Estimating microbial divergence times from METAgenomic data using molecular CLOCKs: setting up a new method for applied microbiology” funded by Fondazione Edmund Mach (Omar Rota Stabelli) and CIBIO – Centre for Integrative Biology (Nicola Segata)
Scholarship F “The role of mitochondria in health and disease” funded by Eurac Research (Andrew Hicks)
Scholarship G “Interface of biological systems with artificial life dynamics” funded by CIBIO – Centre for Integrative Biology (Martin Hanczyc)
Scholarship H “RNA-mediated intercellular miscommunication: role of extracellular vesicle cargos in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis” funded by CIBIO – Centre for Integrative Biology (Manuela Basso)
Scholarship I “prebiotic metallopeptide catalysts” funded by CIBIO – Centre for Integrative Biology ( Sheref Mansy)
Scholarship L “Non-coding RNAs in brain wiring”. Funded by the Armenise-Harvard Foundation. The project will be carried out at the Armenise-Harvard laboratory of axonal neurobiology at CIBIO-Centre for Integrative Biology (Marie-Laure Baudet)
Scholarship M “Non-coding RNAs: intra and inter-cellular trafficking” Funded by MIUR, Italian Ministry for Research. The project will be carried out at the Armenise-Harvard laboratory of axonal neurobiology at CIBIO-Centre for Integrative Biology (Marie-Laure Baudet)
Scholarship N “Large-scale microbial genomics for strain-level metagenomic analysis (ERC-MetaPG project)”. Funded by CIBIO – Centre for Integrative Biology (Nicola Segata).
Scholarship O (published on 4.07.2017) “Mechanisms of stem cell dysfunction in muscular dystrophies” funded by Fondazione Telethon (Stefano Biressi)
Scholarship Ppublished on “Engineered Heart Tissue to discover novel circulating factors, microRNAs and small molecules promoting heart regeneration and rejuvenation” funded by ICGEB-International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (
Scholarshippublished on “The project will be carried out at the Armenise-Harvard laboratory of Cell Division at CIBIO-Centre for Integrative Biology (
Scholarship R (published on 04.08.2017) “Targeting the LIN28B/let-7 axis by small molecules in neuroblastoma” . Funded by CIBIO-Centre for Integrative Biology. The project will be carried out at the laboratory of Translational Genomics ( http://www.cibio.unitn.it/91/laboratory-of-translationalgenomics).
For details on the reserved topics please see the box "Download".
The Academic year starts November 1, 2017.
Announcement of selection: Rector's Decree n. 329-RET of May 26, 2017, published in this webpage on May 30, 2017 – available in the “Download Box” *.
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.
Candidates are recommended to complete the online application well in advance before the deadline, in order to avoid possible technical problems or overcharge of the connection and/or of the application systems.
Examination's schedule: Assessment of qualifications: starting on September 4th, 2017. Oral exams: from September 21st to 25th, 2017 (time to be defined). Place: CIBIO Meeting Room, building Povo 2 - Via Sommarive, 9 - 38123 Povo (Trento).