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
May 25th, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Room B3 - Biological bldg,
Via Celoria 26, Milano




Scientific Tutors Prof. Claudio Bandi, Prof. Sara Epis


PhD thesis Committee Prof. Claudio Bandi, Prof. Silvia Caccia, Prof. Gianluca Tettamanti
Flyer: pdf


    May 21, 2018

  • Seminar by Dr.ssa Cristina Ruberti, entitled: Unfolded Protein Response in Plants: Recent Advances and Beyond
  • May 24, 2018

  • Seminar by Prof. Mario Enrico Pè , entitled: Multiparental populations: efficient tool to dissect complex traits in crops
  • May 25, 2018

  • Seminar by Prof. Adnane Achour, entitled:
  • June 1, 2018

  • Seminar by Speakers vari, entitled: Workshop New Frontiers for Bio-based Pest Containment