Chemistry developed into a practiced science thanks to methods which were introduced by Sir Francis Bacon. He along with another group of scientists in Oxford restructured old traditions of alchemy into a more disciplined scientific study.
Understanding the working principles of living organisms and soft matter systems from the basic equations ruling the dynamics of atoms and molecules was considered scienc
Understanding the working principles of living organisms and soft matter systems from the basic equations ruling the dynamics of atoms and molecules was considered science fiction until a few years ago, and biophysics was almost unanimously considered a battlefield for phenomenologists. Nowadays, applying rigorous physics to biological processes is no longer a dream. What’s more, it is becoming clear that the next few decades will be the golden age for the “theory of life”, which is expected to undergo the same accelerating growth experienced by other physics disciplines in the past century.
Young scientists attracted by the opportunity to develop and apply concepts, models and methods to explore the still uncharted territory of quantitative biology can take up this challenge in our Ph.D. programme in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems....
The primary goal of the Ph.D. course in chemistry is the training in order to obtain proper skills in the chemistry field, to carry on an independent and autonomous resea
The primary goal of the Ph.D. course in chemistry is the training in order to obtain proper skills in the chemistry field, to carry on an independent and autonomous research activity. Such skills will be important to be spent in many different situations and institutions, in particular, public research institutions (like Universities and Research Institutes) or private companies. In this respect Ph.D., students will be trained with a continuous and intense experimental research activity as well as specific high-level courses, in order to be competitive at the international level. The future Ph.D. will be trained with all experimental and theoretical tools necessary to manage general problems which will be encountered when developing new chemical compounds or processes, as well as their industrial implications. Special care will be devoted to the international mobility opportunities and to the ability to present and rationalize the results in an effective manner....