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MRM PhD Program Overview


Molecular Medicine strives to promote the understanding of normal body functioning and disease pathogenesis at the molecular level, and to allow researchers and physician-scientists to use that knowledge in the design of specific tools for disease diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention.

Regenerative Medicine deals with the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function. 

The PhD Program in Molecular and Regenerative Medicine (MRM) at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia offers a wide range of research opportunities in these fields.

The MRM PhD Program offers doctoral students the opportunity to develop a research project, over a three-year period, to answer important scientific questions in the field of Biomedicine.

An interdisciplinary and international environment, with cycles of lectures and seminars held in English, allows PhD students to exploit and combine different scientific approaches, with the aim of developing new diagnostic and prognostic tools or therapeutic approaches based on an advanced understanding of molecular mechanisms and cellular at the base of human diseases.


Curricula and Topics

The PhD Program includes two scientific curricula: Molecular and Regenerative Medicine and Nanotechnologies and Modeling for Industrial Biomedical Applications.

The topics of study offered to PhD students are:

  • cell therapy, gene therapy, and tissue engineering
  • innovative therapies in molecular medicine
  • cellular and animal models of pathology
  • mechanisms of regulation of gene expression
  • pathophysiology and molecular diagnostics, pathological morphology, and histo-cytopathological diagnostics
  • applied bioinformatics
  • experimental hematology and oncology
  • innovative therapies in molecular medicine 
  • biosensors, materials for implantable organic bioelectronics, nanotechnologies, molecular modeling, neuroelectronic interfaces
  • resolution of protein structures of medical interest.



The preparation acquired with this training course, also through the possibility of benefiting from High Apprenticeships grants, represents the preferential way to undertake research and development activities not only in the University or in Public and Private Research Institutions, but also in Industries in the area of health, pharmaceutical and biomedical products.
Finally, the possibility to work in laboratories actively included into international networks, facilitates the possibility of carrying out periods for further studies (post-doc training) in prestigious foreign laboratories.