About the PhD

a highly multidisciplinary training for the study of environmental complexity

The course aims at fostering the interdisciplinary integration of Natural Sciences, including Physics, Biology and Earth Sciences, with Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Medicine and Pharmacology. PhD students will be trained in the study of past and present biotic and abiotic processes that shaped our environment, taking into consideration past and extant interactions and functional relationships, while making full use of ecological, evolutionary, geological and geomorphological approaches.

PhD students will receive specific training in broadly diverse field and laboratory techniques. These will range from geological and ecological sampling, to advanced microscopy techniques and biochemical and molecular assays. They will also receive training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), statistical modelling and bioinformatics.

Head of the PhD course
Prof. Nicola Saino (nicola.saino@unimi.it)


Restricted PhD Course board (giunta)


Broadly, areas of interest include the following


XXIX PhD cycle, final exam


pdf Wed October 25, 2017
3:00 p.m. - Room BS - Biological Building, Via Celoria 26, Milano


  • A. COSTANZO (Tutor Prof. N. Saino)
  • S. GAIARSA (Tutor Prof. C. Bandi))
  • M. STURANI (Tutor Prof. M. Pelfini)


Thesis commitee: prof. Nicola Saino, prof. Eleonora Paris, prof. Luca Ferretti


Timetable for hearings of PhD candidates enrolled in the XXX cycle


pdf Tue October 24, 2017
2:00 p.m. - Aula 305, Settore Didattico, via Celoria 20


  • A. Cislaghi (Tutor Prof. G. B. Bischetti))
  • M. Corti (Tutor Prof. D. Rubolini))
  • M. Ferrari (Tutor Prof. C. Bandi)
  • R. Iacobuzio (Tutor Dr. R. Pennati)
  • A. Papale (Tutor Prof. E. Corsini))
  • C. Possenti (Tutor Prof. N. Saino))
  • M. Zurlo (Tutor Prof. M. Caccianiga)


La Segreteria


    November 24, 2017

  • Seminar by Dr Ross Sozzani and Dr Timothy Horn, entitled: Enabling technology for plant engineering