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University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Neuroscience
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies

Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Neuroscience

Camerino, Italy

3 Years


Full time

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The National Ph.D. program in "Theoretical and Applied Neuroscience" aims to provide doctoral students with the scientific methodologies necessary for the integrated study of neuroscience in areas ranging from molecular and cellular neurobiology, to computational neuroscience, cognitive, preclinical, clinical, diagnostic, rehabilitative neurorobotics up to the investigation of the mind-body-brain relationship.

Research programs are designed to investigate the multiple facets of neuroscience through a multidisciplinary approach and use of cutting-edge technologies. In-depth analysis of the main scientific questions will be guaranteed by the collaboration between the research groups participating to this doctoral project. Collaboration with renowned experts from other national and international institutions will also be encouraged.

The course includes research projects in four thematic areas:

  • Preclinical Clinical and Translational Neuroscience
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience and Humanities
  • Computational and System Neuroscience

Educational programs are designed to equip the PhD candidates with in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in their chosen area of research, and high-level inter-disciplinary education in the other three curricula.

Training activities are therefore organized following two major directories.

Vertical: Characterized by specific teaching and training activities that are curriculum specific

Horizontal: Characterized by theoretical and practical courses addressing the interdisciplinary aspects of neuroscience including brain image analysis, statistical techniques and analysis of large amounts of data (Big data analysis), connectomics, and AI approaches. The Ph.D. students are also trained to scientific writing, dissemination of results, intrapreneurship, career development, public engagement and communication in lay language, research ethics, FAIR data, and open science, valorization of research.

Ph.D. students will find themselves inserted in scientifically stimulating environments where they can participate in journal clubs and can attend seminars, conferences, workshops and summer school specifically dedicated to them. The language of the course will be English.

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