PhD in Veterinary Sciences

Academic Year 2017-2018
Subject area Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Medical Sciences
Cycle XXXIII
Coordinator Prof. Arcangelo Gentile
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 15 positions, of which 11 with scholarship and 1 reserved position
Application deadline May 29, 2017 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Sep 28, 2017 to Oct 09, 2017
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2017
Main Department
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences - DIMEVET
Associated locations (agreements)
Cooperativa Sociale Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e il Controllo dei Tumori e delle Malattie Ambientali
Bernardino Ramazzini - Società Cooperativa Sociale
Mobility abroad
Yes (6 months)
Curricula and Research topics
  • Basic Sciences:
    The research activity will deal with projects in veterinary anatomy and physiology as well as in biochemistry and clinical biochemistry applied  to veterinary medicine. All the domestic species, as well as the exothic ones, may be investigated. The research project will be defined with the tutor.
  • Animal Production and Food Safety:
    All the research activities related to breeding/rearing, alimentation and nutrition of all the domestic and most of the acquatic species will be considered. In addition, the reserche activity will focus on the control of the quality and the safety of all the products of animal origin.
  • Animal Health:
    The research activities will deal with infectious and parasitic diseases of domestic animals, the epedemiology and the zoonoses with their sanitary control. They will also focus on the pathological anatomy in domestic species, from both histological and macroscopic points of view.
  • Clinical Sciences:
    Research activities will regard internal medicine, surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology in all the species of veterinary interest.
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
The career opportunities are all of the graduated in Veterinary Medicine and related disciplines (animal production and biology), but with a clearly higher qualification. Other career opportunities may be given by employment in public (IZS, ISS, University) or private (pharmaceutical industry, feed mills, processing plants of food of animal origin) companies.
Admission Board

  Members

Mara Battilani Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Docente di II fascia Curriculum Sanità Animale
Giacomo Biagi Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Docente di II fascia Curriculum Produzioni Animali e Sicurezza Alimentare
Paolo Clavenzani Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Docente di II fascia Curriculum Scienze di Base
Eleonora Iacono Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Docente di II fascia Curriculum Scienze Cliniche
Carlo Tamanini Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Docente di I fascia Curriculum Scienze di Base
Substitutes
Marialetizia Fioravanti Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Docente di II fascia Curriculum Sanità Animale
Giovanna Galeati Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Docente di II fascia Curriculum Scienze di Base
Fabio Gentilini Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Docente di II fascia Curriculum Scienze Cliniche
Giovanna Martelli Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Docente di II fascia Curriculum Produzioni Animali e Sicurezza Alimentare
Anna Zaghini Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Docente di I fascia Curriculum Scienze Cliniche
Learning outcomes
The training objectives are different depending on the curriculum chosen by the Student. In fact, the Students could attend curricula whose aim is the acquisition of a know-how which will allow them to carry out a highly qualified research activity in the field of Veterinary and Biological Sciences; others will attend curricula with a basic research finalized to give information to clinicians and veterinary practitioners while others will follow professionalizing curricula whose aim is the acquisition of knowledge which allow the veterinary professional activity and of animal production in a very qualified manner. It is important to stress that these last ones will have the opportunity to draw noteworthy cues of applied research from the clinic casuistry.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
The PhD students, through the methodologies of the biomedic research applied to veterinary sciences, food safety and animal production, will conduct their research activity in the labs, surgerys and in all the structures typical of the activity of a Vet (veterinary hospital, dairy farm, National Institute for Artificial Insemination, slaughterhouse, labs and fishpond for Aquaculture and fish pathology located in Cesenatico processing industries of animal origin food, etc.) All the students will allways closely operate with their supervisor. According to the regulations on the PhD study of the University of Bologna, the supervisor will be selected within the members of the doctorate council . In case the supervisor is not included in the list of the memebrs of the doctorate council, a cosupervisors will be nominated within the doctorate council.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
The PhD students, through the methodologies of the biomedic research applied to veterinary sciences, food safety and animal production, will conduct their research activity in the labs, surgerys and in all the structures typical of the activity of a Vet (veterinary hospital, dairy farm, National Institute for Artificial Insemination, slaughterhouse, labs and fishpond for Aquaculture and fish pathology located in Cesenatico processing industries of animal origin food, etc.) All the students will allways closely operate with their tutor. Bologna University will guarantee a basic formation on the management of the research, on the knowledge of the research systems, its financing and its valoriation. The Doctorate will collaborate with the Centro Linguistico for the organization of courses of scientific English language; in addition, courses on the safety of the working environment will be activated. The Doctorate will organiza seminars (by members of the Doctorate Council and by other teachers of DIMEVET) on transversal items (common to the 4 curricula of the Doctorate). Finally, the supervisors will stimulate the students to participate in events (workshops, congresses, scientific meetings, stages, etc.) and will improve their informatic knowledge in relation to their specific research projects.
Internationalization features
Each PhD student should spend a period of training activity abroad, in Universities or research centers highly qualified. We will support the involvement of foreign teachers; the PhD student will have the possibility to work in European financed projects.
Expected research results and products
The research activity of the students should exit in publications in International journals, especially in those of highl level, in presentig papers at both International and National meetings and in documentation of clinical cases. All published papers will be inserted in the IRIS system. At least two publications indexed on ISI/SCOPUS/PUBMED are expected to be producet in order to be admitted to sit the final exam.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
BATTILANI MARA Università di Bologna Professore associato
BETTINI GIULIANO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
BONALDO ALESSIO Università di Bologna Professore associato
CHIOCCHETTI ROBERTO Università di Bologna Professore associato
CLAVENZANI PAOLO Università di Bologna Professore associato
FIORAVANTI MARIALETIZIA Università di Bologna Professore associato
GALEATI GIOVANNA Università di Bologna Professore associato
GATTA PIER PAOLO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
GAZZOTTI TERESA Università di Bologna Professore associato
GENTILE ARCANGELO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
GENTILINI FABIO Università di Bologna Professore associato
IACONO ELEONORA Università di Bologna Professore associato
ISANI GLORIA Università di Bologna Professore associato
LUPINI CATERINA Università di Bologna Ricercatore
MARTELLI GIOVANNA Università di Bologna Professore associato
OSTANELLO FABIO Università di Bologna Professore associato
SARLI GIUSEPPE Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
SERRAINO ANDREA Università di Bologna Professore associato
SPADARI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
SPINACI MARCELLA Università di Bologna Professore associato
TAMANINI CARLO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
TREVISANI MARCELLO Università di Bologna Professore associato
ZAGHINI ANNA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
ZAMBELLI DANIELE Università di Bologna Professore associato