Biologia Umana e Genetica Medica

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Educational goals

The PhD in Human Biology and Medical Genetics aims to provide a high-profile preparation in integrated and highly advanced topics of cellular, molecular biology and medical genetics. PhD students receive in-depth experimental training, including both basic research and its applicative aspects in various fields of cellular physiology and pathology and medical genetics, also with reference to the diagnostic definition of complex clinical cases. The primary objective is to train young researchers by inserting them in innovative research projects of high scientific depth, encouraging them towards a rigorous, independent, critical and creative attitude. A strong point of the training of doctoral students is the integration of wet-lab and computational biology experiences, for the training of researchers capable of consciously managing both the design/implementation of complex experiments and the subsequent analyzes with computational tools, in the field of research and diagnostics in medical genetics. Together, students can deepen their theoretical knowledge through an adequate consultation of the scientific literature and critically discussing the results of their research activity in weekly seminars and annual presentations, frequently held in English. In addition, multiple interdisciplinary seminars and theoretical and practical courses are offered to students within the BeMM (Biology and Molecular Medicine) PhD school. Students are also encouraged to participate in national and international congresses or courses, having an individual budget made available by the PhD program. The primary objective is also to provide the skills to finalize one's work to the production of scientific publications in highly prestigious journals. Another objective of this PhD course is the internationalization promoted by encouraging people to attend laboratories abroad for continuous periods. Furthermore, during the course, foreign teachers are invited to carry out lectures, seminars and courses. The PhD in Human Biology and Medical Genetics is divided into two curricula: 1) Human Biology: addresses the study of different themes of molecular and cellular biology, with an approach aimed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms of cell functioning, differentiation, proliferation and transformation and their application in various fields of human physiology and pathology. 2) Medical Genetics: addresses the study of the molecular defects underlying genetic diseases through the application of Next Generation Sequencing and cytogenomics sequencing technologies, and functional studies. Particular interest is aimed at the transfer of this knowledge in genetic counseling for a correct clinical setting, for prognosis and follow-up, and for any prevention and therapeutic programs.

Exam - Oral

Giorno: 17/7/2024 Ora: 09:00 Aula: aula magna, Istituto Mendel Indirizzo: Viale Regina Margherita, 262, 00198 Roma

Tests - Evaluation of qualifications

Giorno: 15/7/2024




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