PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences

Coordinator: Prof. Paolo Bernardi

Drs. Marta Martini and Cristina Tosato
Email: marta.martini(at); cristina.tosato.1(at)
Tel.: +39 049 827 6106
Fax: +39 049 827 6049 

The Graduate School in Biomedical Sciences of the University of Padua is organized within the Department of Biomedical Sciences ( in the Interdepartmental Vallisneri Complex, which also hosts the Department of Biology and a section of the Department of Molecular Medicine. The School -which includes Scientists from the National Research Council (CNR) Neuroscience Institute- currently includes 35 Faculty whose scientific expertise covers a large spectrum of biomedical disciplines, and offers all the Facilities needed to performd cutting edge research in Biomedicine.

The mission of our School is to train top-level individuals in the field of the Biomedical Sciences. Our students are expected to combine a strong basic understanding of biological processes with the application of advanced experimental techniques. Our goal is to provide our Students with a prime education helping them to pursue professional careers in Science. Although the major emphasis of the Program is in experimental research, we also provide ample learning opportunities through weekly Journal Clubs and a large number of Seminars, which cover most aspects of the Life Sciences.

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Padova is a pleasant University town of old traditions (the University was established in 1222). Our campus is conveniently located at walking distance from the train station and the city center. With about 62,000 students and 200,000 residents Padova offers a very lively atmosphere and many cultural opportunities, and has great traditions for hospitality. International applicants are very welcome, and this includes qualified individuals from developing Countries.