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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.

PhD Programme Committee Members

Gian-Paolo Dotto, Director

Alexandre Harari

Werner Held

Camilla Jandus

Johanna Joyce

Ping-Chih Ho

Vladimir Katanaev

Fabio Martinon

Matthieu Perreau

Tatiana Petrova

Caroline Pot-Kreis

Thierry Roger

Pedro Romero

Daniel Speiser

Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier


PhD Programme Student Representatives

Rebekka Schairer

Irene Schrijver

Charlotte Théroude

Davide Croci




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