PhD in Health and Technologies

Academic Year 2020-2021
Subject area Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Medical Sciences
Cycle 36
Coordinator Prof. Claudio Borghi
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 16 positions. More information in the PhD Programme Table.
Application deadline May 21, 2020 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Enrollment period From Aug 04, 2020 to Aug 25, 2020
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2020
Operating centre
Bologna
Main Department
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences - DIMEC
Associated Departments
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences - DIBINEM
Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES
Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician" - CHIM
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology - FaBiT
Department of Computer Science and Engineering - DISI
Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering - DICAM
Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi" - DEI
Department of Industrial Engineering - DIN
Department of Psychology - PSI
Department of Legal Studies - DSG
Mobility abroad
3 months
Curricula and Research topics
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Neurological Disease
  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Nanomedicine
  • Public Health
  • Drugs
  • Artificial Organs
  • Computer-assisted Surgery
  • Medical Device
  • Artificial Intelligence, eHealth
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
We foresee three possible careers for holders of this PhD: academic, industrial, entrepreneurial. The doctoral programme is set for the preparation of expert with expertise in the fields of: accademic and industrial research or enterprise organization in the area of health technology.
Admission Board

Surname Name University Role email
Capellari Sabina Università di Bologna Member sabina.capellari@unibo.it
Cenacchi Giovanna Università di Bologna Member giovanna.cenacchi@unibo.it
Chiari Lorenzo Università di Bologna Member lorenzo.chiari@unibo.it
Cristofolini Luca Università di Bologna Member luca.cristofolini@unibo.it
Pasquinelli Gianandrea Università di Bologna Member gianandr.pasquinelli@unibo.it
Castellani Gastone Università di Bologna Substitute gastone.castellani@unibo.it
De Iaco Pierandrea Università di Bologna Substitute pierandrea.deiaco@unibo.it
Faldini Cesare Università di Bologna Substitute cesare.faldini@unibo.it
Focarete Maria Letizia Università di Bologna Substitute marialetizia.focarete@unibo.it
Stagni Rita Università di Bologna Substitute rita.stagni@unibo.it

Ing. Dario Rea (read@ima.it) for I.M.A. - Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A., Matteo Laffranchi for IIT and Giulio Galliani (giulio.galliani@pietrogalliani.com) for Pietro Galliani Spa shall take part in the work of the Examination Board as Expert Members.

Learning outcomes
The objective of the new interdepartmental Doctoral Programme in Health and Technologies is to train the next generation of leaders in industrial, clinical, and academic research. Our goal is to develop an organic research programme at the interface between tecnology and health, which is inspired by the quantitative and integrative approach of physical sciences, and by the latest development in biomedical research, drive the development and clinical translation of disruptive health technologies. The doctoral training programme will prepare students in conducting research on:
- how human physiology and pathology work in term of physical and chemical mechanisms, and how these mechanisms respond when perturbed, changes in life style, and environmental factors;
- develop new technologies that by leveraging on this mechanistic understanding pursue a wide spectrum of applications relevant to human health, including prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
The PhD students will have an intense cohort activity, that will be entirely self-managed by the students themselves. The main element will be a seminars programme, where all students are expected to attend, and where each student is expected to present an update to their research at least once per year, where their work can be discussed and critically revised with all the other students of the programme, and with the supervisors attending and exsperts tutors. The seminars will also be used to rehearse conference presentations of particular importance. Another cohort activity will be the participation to the Doctoral Development Programme. This is a cycle of seminars specifically tailored for researchers in training, that provide hands-on training on relevant research skills such as bibliographic research, fundamental statistics, scientific writing, scientific presentation.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
- Lectures
- Frequency of seminars by national and international experts
- Frequency of laboratories
- Participation in national and international conferences with attendance of specialized courses of study
- Preparation and exhibition of scientific presentations at national and international conferences
- Critical review of scientific articles published in international journals.
Internationalization features
Periods abroad will be organized, optionally, for a minimum of three months, to conduct and / or complete research projects. Foreign teachers will conduct seminars and classes as part of the educational doctorate. Tutors will stimulate and support the involment of the students to calls for national and international programs, for the allocation of research funds by planning international research programs in collaboration with other groups abroad. The PhD training activities can be found on the websites and will be disseminated at international scientific meetings in order to promote the participation of foreign graduate students.
Expected research results and products
As results of PhD programme we expect the achievement of original resalts in terms of relevance and importance. The expected tools will be scientific publications, patents design and realization of innovative applications and software systems in the domain of health science and technology.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
Bevilacqua Alessandro Università di Bologna Ricercatore Confermato
Borghi Claudio Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Borghi Carlo Angelo Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Calzà Laura Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Canestrari Stefano Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Capellari Sabina Università di Bologna Ricercatore Confermato
Castellani Gastone Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Cenacchi Giovanna Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Chesani Federico Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Chiari Lorenzo Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Cicero Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Colombo Vittorio Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Cristofolini Luca Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
De Iaco Pierandrea Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Diciotti Stefano Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Diemberger Igor Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Faldini Cesare Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Focarete Maria Letizia Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Lotti Nadia Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Martini Carla Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Pasquinelli Gianandrea Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Romei Vincenzo Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Schiavina Riccardo Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Stagni Rita Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Viceconti Marco Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario