PhD Programme in Biomolecular Sciences
The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 39th cycle (academic year 2023/2022) of the Doctoral Programme in “Biomolecular Sciences”.
In List of Calls for Phd positions, announcements of selection from past years are available.
Announcement of selection - A.Y. 2023-2024
Rector's Decree no. 414 of 31/05/2023, published on this webpage on 31/05/2023
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.
Positions: n. 22+1+1+1+1+1
Scholarships: n. 19+1+1+1+1+1 (of which n. 13+1+1+1+1+1 on reserved topics)
Positions without scholarship: n. 3
Supernumerary positions: n. 2
The Academic year starts November 1, 2023
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years
May also be admitted on additional positions candidates selected by special committees for admission related to specific international mobility programmes in which the University of Trento participates.
How to apply
To partecipate in the selection procedure, fill in the application online within the deadline.
Deadline for application: July 5th, 2023, hrs. 4.00 PM
Applicants are advised to register well in advance of the deadline. The University shall not be considered responsible for any dysfunctions due to technical problems and/or overload of the communication line and/or of the OS, for the loss of communication due to incorrect address details or late communication about possible change of address of the candidates, or for any other problem and delay due to third parties, unexpected cases or circumstances beyond one’s control.
Details about funded positions
Positions and scholarships increased after the publication of the call are in bold (indicated with +)
|Financer||no. of scholarships||Reserved topic|
|University of Trento||6||none|
|University of Trento and Department of Cellular Computational and Integrative Biology||2||A - B - The winner will choose from the list available in the document called “Reserved scholarships AB” and following a brief "Lab Rotation," the project and laboratory in which he/she will conduct the research activity.|
|Pezcoller Foundation||2||C - D - Fellowships funded by the prestigious Pezcoller Foundation for cancer research projects.
Winners can choose their host laboratory from the list agreed upon with the Foundation's scientific committee, available in the document called “Reserved scholarships CD”
|MUR-funded grants - Departments of Excellence.
Funding allocated by the MUR under the intervention "Departments of Excellence 2023-2027 (Law 232/2016)," Department of Computational and Integrated Cell Biology CUP no. E63C22003870001
|1||E - Biomolecular Sciences Curriculum.
The winner will choose from the list available in the document called “Reserved scholarships E”, and following brief "Lab Rotation," the research project
|1||F - Bio-Industry Curriculum.
The winner will choose from the list available in the document called “Reserved scholarships F”, and following brief "Lab Rotation," the research project.
|1||G - Quantitative Biology Curriculum.
The winner will choose from the list available in the document called “Reserved scholarships G”, and following brief "Lab Rotation," the research project.
|Department of Cellular Computational and Integrative Biology - Project AIRC IG 2021, CUP n. E65F21004510007||1||H - Epigenetic regulation of CEN nucleosome formation and kinetochore assembly by the oncogenic kinase RioK1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and human cells.
(Scientific coordinator: Peter De Wulf)
|Department of Cellular Computational and Integrative Biology - Project AIRC IG 2022, CUP n. E63C22003170007||1||I - Personalized medicine for pediatric brain cancers
(Scientific coordinator: Luca Tiberi)
|Department of Cellular Computational and Integrative Biology - Project UE Horizon Europe IVBM-4PAP, CUP n. E63C22003830006||1||J - Chromatin-associated condensates dysregulation in mendelian disorders
(Scientific coordinator: Alessio Zippo)
|Department of Cellular Computational and Integrative Biology - Project UE Horizon Europe DOMINO, CUP n. E63C22003040006||1||K - Harnessing the microbial potential of fermented foods for healthy and sustainable food systems (Scientific coordinator: Nicola Segata)|
|Department of Cellular Computational and Integrative Biology - Projects UE Horizon Europe DOMINO, CUP n. E63C22003040006 and UE Horizon Europe ERC MICROTOUCH, CUP n. E63C22001400006||1||L - Strain-level and microbial transmission analysis of human and food microbiomes with computational or cultivation-based techniques.
(Scientific coordinator: Nicola Segata)
|BBMRI – “Strengthening of the Biobanking and
Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure of Italy” (IR0000031 – CUP B53C22001820006)
|1||M - Development of a novel extra-cellular vesicle purification technology / Sviluppo di una nuova tecnologia per la purificazione di vescicole extracellulari|
|FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler||1||N - Predictive modelling of neurodegenerative diseases timecourse by predictive modeling & generative AI (published on 5th June 2023)|
|Department of Cellular Computational and Integrative Biology||1||O - Identification of novel RNA guided nucleases from the microbiome for the development of genome editing tools (published on 19th June 2023)|
|Department of Cellular Computational and Integrative Biology||1||P Investigation of the whole genome diversity of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) clinically relevant bacterial species and identification/validation of AMR-associated genes (published on 23rd June 2023)|
|FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler||1||Q - Characterization and applications of biological manifold engineering (published on 29th June 2023)|
|Department of Cellular Computational and Integrative Biology||1||R - Riprogrammazione della traduzione tramite genome editing avanzato per la terapia di malattie mendeliane con alterazione del numero di copie / Reprogramming translation by advanced genomeediting for the therapy of mendelian copy number diseases (published on 30th June 2023)|
For information about scholarships on specific reserved topics see the file "Reserved scholarships".
Applicants who have already closed and submitted the application before the publication of additional scholarships, will be allowed to express their preferences during the interview.
Examination’s schedule and results
Assessment schedule: 18th July, 2023
Interview from 31st July, 2023 to 3rd August, 2023 (schedule of interviews published on July 20th, 2023)
List of exclusions of incomplete applications: published on July 11th, 2023
Assessment of qualifications and candidates admitted to the interview: published on July 19th, 2023
Final ranking: published on August 7th, 2023
Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: August 21st, 2023
Position without scholarship: August 25th, 2023
Information about first year enrollment procedure available at the related web page.
Last update: August 7th, 2023