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International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) Joint PhD Program in Molecular Biology (JuMBO)
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Joint PhD Program in Molecular Biology (JuMBO)

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The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), the International Center for Genetic Engineering Biotechnology (ICGEB), the University of Trieste and the University of Udine offer a new Joint Ph.D. Program in Molecular Biology (JuMBO).

The main mission of JuMBO is to train enthusiastic young scientists from developed and developing countries to use advanced molecular tools with a deeper understanding of their scientific and technical opportunities and limitations. Students who complete this Ph.D. program will have a solid background in the various aspects of Molecular Biology and related methodology, including bioinformatics and structural biology, to efficiently exploit new functionalities for scientific and technical research purposes. Students will benefit from receiving their training in Molecular Biology in the active and exciting research environment of the four prestigious institutions.

In addition, Ph.D. students will benefit from established collaborations of the Institutions involved in the program, and in particular ongoing exchanges with the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the German Research School for Simulation Sciences in Jülich (Germany).

Projects within the Ph.D. Course Program take advantage of tools in molecular and structural biology to study the mechanisms of differentiation and cell homeostasis and their dysregulation in cancer, viral infection and neurodegenerative diseases. A large collection of organisms is studied ranging from Homo sapiens to plants.

Students are continuously in touch with cutting-edge research by attending classes, seminars, and workshops throughout the year. The average teacher-student ratio is about 1 to 3.


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