The different curricula present in the Doctoral Program intend to cover all the areas concerning the functions and pathologies of the nervous system, as well as the genesis and repair of the damage, with a truly interdisciplinary approach that puts in close contact laboratories with skills and experience gained in different areas. Moreover, the PhD students will have the opportunity to get in touch with and take advantage of the most advanced technologies in the field of imaging and therapeutic irradiation through participation in the activities of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, Grenoble, France). These collaborations will eventually provide a rare opportunity for personal and professional growth to the PhD students.
In this context, PhD students are encouraged to develop a progressive autonomy and to perform a variety of studies such as: molecular, cellular and genetic studies; design and production of experimental models of human disease in vitro and in vivo; imaging, clinical, psychological and neuropsychological evaluations; preclinical and clinical evaluation of the efficacy of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.
The research topics are described in the section relating to the participants in the Academic Board of the PhD program.