Information about selection for a.y. 2020/2021 (cycle 36) will be published as soon as available.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 35th cycle – Academic Year 2019/2020

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: CLOSED July 24, 2019, hrs. 4.00 p.m. (Italian time)

Link to the Application online

Positions: 15 + 17
Scholarships: 13 + 17; of which on specific research topics 

Positions and scholarships increased after the publication of the call are in red (indicated with +).

Scholarships are funded by:

no. 6 scholarships funded by the University of Trento, on research topics to be carried out at the laboratories of the Department CIBIO (;

no. 24 scholarships on reserved topics that require specific competence assessed during the oral examination and funded as follows:

no. 19 scholarships funded by the Department CIBIO:
A - Development of metagenomic tools for the study of the tumor-associated microbiome for the ONCOBIOME project (Nicola Segata)
B - Artificial Cell Replication Cycle (Martin M. Hanczyc)
C - Re-invented p53: non-canonical functions in response to cell division errors (Luca Fava)
D - Photonics for brain circuit physiology (Marco Canossa, Lorenzo Pavesi)
E - Identification of modulators of extracellular vesicles’ secretion and biological content in the presence of alterations at RNA-binding proteins level (Vito Giuseppe D'Agostino)
F - Turning inactive CRISPR/Cas systems into effective and precise tools to edit the mammalian genome (Anna Cereseto)
H - Identification of cellular factors that increase efficiency of targeted genome editing (Anna Cereseto) - additional (published on 20/06/2019)
I - Role of Epigenetics in rare genetic diseases (Alessio Zippo) additional (published on 20/06/2019)
L - Systematic characterization of EV-content according to cell source and type of stress (Vito Giuseppe D'Agostino) additional (published on 15/07/2019)
M - Chemical synthesis of new small molecules, inhibiting the HuR protein and other RNA-binding proteins (Alessandro Provenzani) additional (published on 15/07/2019)
N - Development and application of strain-level metagenomic approaches for the MASTER project  (Nicola Segata) additional (published on 15/07/2019)
P - Development of a genome editing strategy to correct the G5483A mutation in the NIBPL gene associated with di Cornelia de Lange syndrome (Anna Cereseto) additional (published on 22/07/2019)
- Prediction of GU cancer patients’ treatment response (Francesca Demichelis) additional (published on 22/07/2019)
R - Rescuing physiological expression of the frataxin gene in Friedreich Ataxia through genome editing induced translational enhancement (Alessandro Quattrone) additional (published on 22/07/2019)
S - Translational genome editing: a computational biology approach (Alessandro Quattrone) additional (published on 22/07/2019)
U - Human Organoids as a model for brain cancer (Luca Tiberi) additional (published on 23/07/2019)
V - Drugging m6A-mediated mRNA recognition in neuroblastoma (Alessandro Quattrone) additional (published on 23/07/2019)
W - A developmental classification of Neuroblastoma (Alessandro Quattrone) additional (published on 23/08/2019) - the description will be available soon
Z -  Engineering ex vivo extracellular vesicles to produce nanocarriers with selective anti-cancer activity (Vito D'Agostino) additional (published on 21/08/2019)

no. 2 scholarships funded by EURAC
G - The CHRIS Salivary Microbiome (Christian Fuchsberger, Nicola Segata)
O - The role of LRRK2 in lysosome biology and Parkinson´s disease (Mattia Volta, Giovanni Piccoli)

no. 2 scholarships funded by ICGEB - International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology:

J - Establishment of CRISPR/Cas9-based murine models to study the impact of genetic lesions and microenvironmental signals in chronic lymphocytic leukemia - additional (published on 12/07/2019)
K - Protective effect of FAM3c on cardiac cells subjected to hypoxic-oxidative stress: an in vitro and in vivo study - additional (published on 12/07/2019)

no. 1 scholarship funded by Telethon Foundation:

T - Parkinson’s disease at the synaptic site: short and long term impact of pathological LRRK2 kinase activity (Giovanni Piccoli)  additional (published on 22/07/2019)

Announcement of selection: Rector's Decree n. 389 of 30.05.2019, published in this webpage on 31.05.2019 (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.

For details on the reserved topics please see the box "Download".

The Academic year starts November 1, 2019. 

Examination's schedule:
Assessment of qualifications: August 27, 2019 (the rankings will be available after August 28, 2019)
Oral exams: from September 4 to September 10, 2019 

Assessment of qualifications results and candidates admitted to the oral examination: 28/08/2019 (see download box)

Final rankings: available in the box "Download": 16/09/2019

Deadline for enrollment to the first year: 
24th September 2019: admitted to a position with scholarship
30th September 2019admitted to a position without scholarship

Information about first year enrollment procedure available at the related web page .