Translational and Molecular Medicine – DIMET

The PhD in Translational and Molecular Medicine (DIMET) is an inter-departmental program aimed at promoting the translation of basic and applied research into clinical settings. 

The cultural challenge of the post-genomic era relies on the understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms at the basis of human diseases in order to design new therapeutic strategies. This goal requires professional profiles with a robust background in basic research, but also equipped to bridge the gap between laboratory and clinical investigation. Dimet addresses the increasing demand of such new models of innovative inter-sectorial training programs in Biomedicine, in line with the EU Horizon 2020 Program.

Career prospect

Dimet builds “translational” professional profiles with a robust background in basic research and the capacity of rapidly transferring new knowledge from basic sciences to bio-medicine, in order to generate new advanced diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Therefore, research in public or private sector, in biotechnology enterprises, private/public agencies working at the interface between basic research and healthcare represent possible career opportunities.

Contacts

Director: Prof. Andrea Biondi
Deputy Director: Prof. Francesca Granucci

Organizational secretary: Elisabetta Paccagnini – e.paccagnini@asst-monza.it

Website: www.dimet.org

Objectives and research areas

DIMET organizes a coordinate and cross-disciplinary training to form highly qualified PhDs and MDs with potential bench-to-bedside round trips. The participation to DIMET of private Research Institutes allows to expose students to different research environments, approaches and methodologies. DIMET students are strongly encouraged to spend a period abroad to improve their research and to promote students’ international networking. To this end DIMET is open to participate to international educational programs, such as MariaSxxCurie Actions.

Research areas

The DIMET program covers three main interconnected areas:
-Cellular and molecular mechanisms.
-Clinical and regenerative medicine.
-Technological platforms, nanomedicine and diagnosis.

Teaching activities

The structure and programs of the PhD Course in Translational and Molecular Medicine (DIMET) takes into account the multidisciplinary nature of modern Biology and Medicine, and the need to familiarize biologists with medical problems and physicians with basic biology. Thus, the research activity at DIMET may start either from medical problems which may be dealt with by new biological developments, or from  basic studies and discoveries which may, in principle, be applied to medicine. The approximately equal participation of clinicians and basic investigators (including experts in chemistry, statistics, etc), and the organization of common seminars and teaching activities for all of the students (and teaching faculty) ensures that fruitful interactions between the two components will develop.

Hence, as indicated in the cartoon summarizing DIMET activities, research and teaching programs will develop from strong interactions between a fundamental broad area of “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms” providing expertise in many areas of biological investigation, and more specialized areas, such as “Neuroscience and Neuromuscular Disorders", “Oncology and Haematology Disorders”, “ Immunological and Infective Disorders” and “Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders”. At a higher level, the translation of knowledge will be implemented into therapeutic and diagnostic programs, within other broad areas called “Clinical and Regenerative Medicine” and “Technological Platforms, Nanomedicine and Diagnosis”. Therefore, the proposed PhD program will foster advanced genomics, proteomics, cellular and instrumental biotechnology and their applications to experimental medicine, contributing to forward its translational medicine applications to human diseases.

PhD Teaching Board
Azzoni Emanuele Università di Milano Bicocca    
Barisani Donatella Università di Milano Bicocca    
Becchetti Andrea Università di Milano Bicocca    
Bellani Giacomo Università di Milano Bicocca    
Bianchi Cristina Università di Milano Bicocca    
Bigoni Marco Università di Milano Bicocca    
Biondi Andrea Università di Milano Bicocca    
Brunelli Silvia Università di Milano Bicocca    
Carbone Marco Università di Milano Bicocca    
Cattoretti Giorgio Università di Milano Bicocca    
Cazzaniga Giovanni Università di Milano Bicocca    
Citerio Giuseppe Università di Milano Bicocca    
Corbo Claudia Università di Milano Bicocca    
Faverio Paola Università di Milano Bicocca    
Fruscio Robert Università di Milano Bicocca    
Gambacorti Passerini Carlo Università di Milano Bicocca    
Granucci Francesca Università di Milano Bicocca    
Invernizzi Pietro Università di Milano Bicocca    
Lavitrano Marialuisa Università di Milano Bicocca    
Leoni Valerio Università di Milano Bicocca    
Magni Fulvio Università di Milano Bicocca    
Mantegazza Francesco Università di Milano Bicocca    
Nicolis Silvia Kirsten Università di Milano Bicocca    
Paglia Giuseppe Università di Milano Bicocca    
Pagni Fabio Università di Milano Bicocca    
Perego Roberto Università di Milano Bicocca    
Piazza Rocco Giovanni Università di Milano Bicocca    
Piperno Alberto Università di Milano Bicocca    
Raimondo Francesca Università di Milano Bicocca    
Re Francesca Università di Milano Bicocca    
Rivolta Ilaria Università di Milano Bicocca    
Torsello Antonio Biagio Università di Milano Bicocca    
Vergani Patrizia Università di Milano Bicocca    
Zaza Antonio Università di Milano Bicocca    
Bodega Beatrice Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare (INGM), Milano, ITA    
Broccoli Vania Istituto San Raffaele, Milano, ITA    
Campagnolo Paola University of Surrey, UK    
D’Amico Giovanna Fondazione M. Tettamanti Onlus, Monza , ITA    
Della Porta Matteo Giovanni Humanitas University, ITA    
Finocchiaro Gaetano Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, ITA    
Gaipa Giuseppe Fondazione M. Tettamanti Onlus, Monza, ITA    
Genovese Pietro Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA      
Golay Josèe Therese Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, ITA    
Introna Martino Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, ITA    
Lanzavecchia Antonio Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare (INGM), Milano, ITA    
Lanzuolo Chiara Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare (INGM), Milano, ITA    
Manganaro Lara Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare (INGM), Milano, ITA    
Martinez Estrada Fernando University of Surrey, UK    
Pellegatta Serena Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, ITA    
Pompilio Giulio Centro Cardiologico Monzino, ITA    
Serafini Marta Fondazione M. Tettamanti Onlus, Monza, ITA     
Taroni Franco Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, ITA    
Tiranti Valeria Sonia Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, ITA    
Zanoni Ivan Harvard University, Boston, USA      

 

by Scuola di dottorato, last updated on 17/04/2021