The PhD Programme in Cancer and Immunology focuses on research in basic areas of modern cancer biology and immunology together with interdisciplinary and translational research. More specifically, the research carried out by the participating laboratories covers areas such as: stem cells, cancer and development, epithelial-stromal interactions, angiogenesis, cancer epigenetics, chromatin structure and function, cell cycle control mechanisms and DNA repair, cancer immunology, innate and adaptive immunology, transplantation immunology, infectious diseases, vaccine design, cellular and molecular immunology, vaccine development, aging, HIV infection and parasitology (malaria and Leishmania).
Strongly motivated students worldwide are selected twice a year through a two-step competitive selection procedure. The expected time to degree is four years. The program designed for PhD students includes advanced courses, lectures, workshops and summer courses (In English), devoted to Cancer and Immunology, together with the possibility of practical training.