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


XXX Cycle, Final exam



Title: Plant lateral organs: development, growth and life span.

Date: December 10th, 3 p.m.

Venue: Room B7 - Biological Building, Via Celoria 26, Milano


Beatrice De Felice added a new publication (05/12/2018)

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Giulio Formenti added a new publication (05/12/2018)

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Marco Bonelli added a new publication (10/01/2019)

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    January 23, 2019

  • Seminar by Prof. Jörg Rademann , entitled: STAT5 inhibitors assembled by protein-templated Mannich ligations block signaling and proliferation of leukemic cells
  • January 25, 2019

  • Seminar by Dr. Simone SABBIONEDA, entitled: “The good, the bad and the ugly: the regulation of DNA translesion synthesis”
  • January 30, 2019

  • Seminar by Dr. Javier BUSTAMANTE , entitled: The HORUS project: lesser kestrel monitoring with smart monitoring with smart nest-boxes