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Doctoral Programme in Systems and Molecular Biomedicine

Training Objectives

The overall objective of the training program is to enable excellent students from Life Sciences and other discipline backgrounds to acquire both academic and personal skills including

  • Intellectual, academic and technical skills
  • Relational skills
  • Self management skills
  • Leadership and management.

The Doctoral programme will be guided by the following principles:

  • Conversely to other teaching programs, a Ph.D. training programme is research-oriented. Thus, the students will undertake, as a training core, a research study guided by a supervisor and an advisory committee. A special focus is given on Systems Biology and Molecular Medicine, without however excluding students with other research orientations in Life Sciences and associated interdisciplinary areas.
  • Formal and informal teaching via seminars, workshops and other course components will play an important role. Students should participate in activities such as seminars, poster presentations and organisation of summer schools. Balance and flexibility will be guaranteed via a set of elective courses that the students can tailor to their research and personal needs.

Learning Outcomes

  • research ability and capacity to manage and present information
  • ability to conduct interdisciplinary research and use of different research method.
  • achievement of a common ground of knowledge through a common track of taught courses
  • ability to teach and to communicate with target groups, as part of the skill set required for the personal career development
  • independent thinking and ability to apply the own experience, expertise and knowledge to solve problems.