PhD Research topics

The PhD course includes a variety of themes, reflecting the richness and diversity of our scientific environment.

Specific lines pursued by students in the last five cycles include: Autonomic Control of Cardiac Function; cAMP and Ca2+ Signalling in Neurodegeneration; Chaperones in Muscle Differentiation and Disease; Computational and Molecular Interactomics; Extracellular matrix Pathobiology and Tissue Engineering; Inflammation and Immunity; Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration: Prion Disorders, Alzheimer Diseases, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Mitochondria in Cell Death and Cancer; Mitochondrial Ca2+ Signalling; Muscle Contractility and Plasticity; Nanoparticles and Peptides in Biomedicine; Neuron-glia Interaction and Epilepsy; Neurotoxins, Neuroparalysis and Regeneration; Oxidative Metabolism in Cardiac Disease; Oxidative Stress and Thiol Redox Regulation; Pathophysiology of Striated Muscle; Phosphorylation Signalling in Health and Disease; Protein Crystallography and Engineering; Regulation of the Mitochondrial Proteome; Signaling pathways that control protein homeostasis in muscle.

These topics cover several aspects of basic biomedical science and many of them have a high translational potential that make our students capable to approach a wide range of research fields after their PhD.