The Mission of the Ph.D. Programme in Translational Medicine (henceforth named Programme) is to educate and train post-graduate students with different academic backgrounds and highly motivated to pursue a career in experimental biomedicine and/or clinical research. The students are trained in a stimulating, interdisciplinary environment. Particular emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary approach in the area of cardiovascular sciences, with the ultimate aim of translating the results of laboratory, experimental and clinical research into novel and more effective diagnostic procedures and therapeutic strategies. A qualifying part of the curriculum is centered on basic and applied research towards development and validation of new drugs, nutraceuticals, therapeutic nanovectors and biomedical devices. On completion of the Programme, the Ph.D. students are expected to have acquired a high level of training in experimental and/or clinical research methodologies, plus excellent skills in written and oral scientific communication.
For the accomplishment of their research projects, the Ph.D. students rely on a very qualified and fertile scientific environment. In fact, they can choose among numerous laboratories and academic clinical units available in Pisa. Some of these are part of the research facilities of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna including the Management and Health Lab, others belong to Institutions formally involved in the Programme, namely the National Council for Research and the Fondazione Gabriele Monasterio, la Fondazione Pisana per la Scienza and the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa. Ad hoc agreements may be stipulated with laboratories and clinical units of the University of Pisa, as well as with foreign institutions. Finally, those who are awarded scholarships funded by other institutions develop their own research project at the funding body
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