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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the PhD Programme at CeMM!

Each year we attract the most promising and talented students to join CeMM and form a diverse group of smart young scientists. CeMM is an incubator for creative, out-of-the box thinkers, and we place special emphasis on the training of PhD students to become visionary and open-minded scholars, willing to cross old, and to seek, new boundaries.

Whether you are a prospective applicant or a first-year undergraduate looking for future opportunities, I hope you will be attracted by our vibrant, interactive and super-collaborative spirit, our aspiration for interdisciplinary excellence and our dedication to our students. Let us surprise you!

The thematic areas at CeMM range from infection, immunity, metabolism, cancer, rare diseases, network medicine, and design chemistry, always keeping a strong focus on medically relevant questions. These areas are built on the pillars of epigenetics and genome integrity, bioinformatics and systems biology, high-throughput genetics, genomics and proteomics, molecular and cell biology, chemical biology, and organic chemical synthesis. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds such as medicine, life sciences, chemistry, mathematics, physics and bioinformatics.

The goal of our PhD programme is to enable and empower students with the ability to successfully design, execute, manage and explain a research project in modern molecular medicine, through a strongly participatory and interactive programme. The programme is conceptualised in three “modes”: collect, connect and contribute. These will guide you through scientific excellence in data generation and validation to responsible and professional scientific citizenship.

We are proud of our PhD students and alumni, who are at the very core of our successes, the centre of innovation that is CeMM and the spirit of the future.

Thank you and best wishes,

Giulio Superti-Furga

The CeMM PhD Program is organized by a concerted effort of the Dean of the PhD Program (Giulio Superti-Furga, right) and a dedicated PhD Program Manager (Matthew Spencer, left), which ensures constant support in all matters.