Molecular Pathology and Pathophysiology
Molecular Medicine
Napoli Federico II
Course Coordinator & Office of Graduate Studies
Vittorio Enrico
Students' Office
Thematic Areas
The program covers the following intensive Courses: i. Advanced level Genetics; ii. Bio-Statistic and Bioinformatic; iii. Advanced level Cell Biology; iv. Advanced level Molecular Biology, v. Chemistry of macromolecular interactions. Duration of each Intensive Course will be of two weeks at the first year of the PhD Program.
Training in European Laboratories under a joint research program is highly encouraged and in some cases proposed.
Selection & Admission
The admission procedures consist of: 1. Evaluation of academic titles. Candidates are invited to produce also two reference letters. 2. Written assignment (3h) of a research proposal on the molecular and/or cellular biology of a disease or of a relevant macromolecule related to some human disease. The written assignment includes a motivational essay of no more than 300 words. 3. an interview on the CV, education and/or research activity including an English test.
Students' Monitoring
The Program will provide a thorough and up-to-date education in basic and medical sciences, combined with active research in the laboratories of leader investigators, participating to the program. In the first year, the students will be supervised by the group leader of a research team, participating to the program and by an Advisory Committee of three senior scientists. A "mid-term evaluation" will bring together the Advisory Panel and the direct supervisor to discuss and verify the progress of the work (check point). The Advisory Committee will review and scrutinize the project and advise for the continuation. The duration of a PhD program is 3 years.
Training & Education
Throughout their thesis, students attend Institutional seminars and lectures, participate to group meetings and present journal and data clubs. Students will attend regular courses on selected scientific topics. Participation is acknowledged by a credit point system; successful completion will be certified.
Doctoral Thesis
A Dept seminar in the last year of the doctorate is schedule for each student. A draft of the thesis is required 6 months before the end of teh last year. An external committee of 3 (1 specifically selected by the tutor)will analyze the Thesis 4 months before the final exam.
3-4 fellowships/course are provided by the University following an evaluation of the previous course cycle (nucleo di valutazione).
! or 2 fellowship are granted by other institutions (Foundations , Charities, Private Enterprises) Some university spin-off laboratories are associates to some courses (cycles). Periods abroad are covered by additional funds from the University (not longer than 1 year).
No accomodation is provided by the program. For foreigners the University provide limited accomodations.